Wages estimates reinstated
Higher than usual variation in business payroll reporting around the end of financial year saw the temporary suspension of wages estimates in the last two releases. Wages estimates have been reinstated in this release, but continue to show volatility around the end of financial year period. Users should use caution when referring to wages estimates across June and July.
Reduction in volatility in latest weeks of data
The time between the reference week and the release date has been extended to allow for more complete business reporting, improving the quality of estimates by reducing volatility in the most recent weeks of data. For more information, see the Imputation section of How data are processed.