Report

Labour force May 2012

7 Jun 2012
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This report presents the latest statistics on the Australian labour force male and female workforce ratios.

TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
 
Employment increased to 11,517,000. 
Unemployment decreased to 615,800 from a revised April 2012 estimate. 
Unemployment rate was steady at 5.1%. 
Participation rate steady at 65.3% from a revised April 2012 rate.
Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,628.3 million hours.
 
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)
 
Employment increased 38,900 (0.3%) to 11,537,900. 
Full-time employment increased 46,100 (0.6%) to 8,107,900 and part-time employment decreased 7,200 (0.2%) to 3,430,100. 
Unemployment increased 22,400 (3.7%) to 622,800. 
The number of persons looking for full-time work increased 6,500 (1.5%) to 430,000 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased 15,900 (9.0%) to 192,800. 
The unemployment rate increased 0.2 pts to 5.1%. 
The male unemployment rate was steady at 4.8% and the female unemployment rate increased 0.3 pts to 5.5%. The participation rate increased 0.3 pts to 65.5%.
 Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 4.7 million hours to 1,627.2 million hours.
 

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