New Australian labour market information
In response to the need for more timely labour market information, the ABS is releasing three new statistical products:
Understanding the impact of the spread of the coronavirus on the labour market – both on people and businesses, as well as the responses to government restrictions and government support packages – will be critical to understanding the evolution of the Australian economy over coming months.
The ABS has implemented a range of initiatives to ensure the existing suite of labour market statistics continue to be of high quality. We are grateful for the tremendous support from the community that has enabled us to continue to produce high quality Labour Force statistics.
Given its sample size and thoroughly tested methodology, the monthly Labour Force release will continue to be the most reliable and authoritative source of information on the Australian labour market. Labour Force statistics are compiled in line with international standards and have well-established approaches to measuring change in employment arrangements. The next release of Labour Force, for the month of March, will occur on Thursday 16 April 2020.
The April release schedule for new ABS products can be found here.