6209.0 - Labour Mobility, Australia, February 2012 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2012
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One in six job leavers forced out of last job
Some 2.5 million Australians ceased a job during the year ending February 2012 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Around 1 in 6 of these lost their last job because they were retrenched, made redundant or their employer went out of business. In 2010, around 1 in 5 people reported that they lost their last job for these reasons (compared with 1 in 10 in 2008).
The most common main reasons for ceasing a last job during the year ending February 2012 were:
Other findings from the survey were:
Of the 12.7 million Australians who worked at some time during the previous 12 months, around 90% or 11.4 million people were employed at February 2012. Of these:
Around 7.3 million employees working at February 2012 had been with their current employer for one year or more. Of these:
Further details can be found in Labour Mobility, Australia, February 2012 (cat. no. 6209.0), available for free download from www.abs.gov.au.
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