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Australia’s unemployment rate at 5.1 % in June 2010 (seasonally adjusted): ABS

Victor P Taffa

The Australian unemployment rate remained steady at 5.1 % in June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced today.

The ABS reported the number of people employed increased by 45,900 people to 11.100 Million, seasonally adjusted, in June.

 

The rise in employment was driven by a rise in part-time employment, up 27,500 people to 3.306 million. This was reinforced by a rise in full-time employment, up 18,400 people to 7.795 million. This was the tenth consecutive month Australia has seen a rise in the number of people employed full-time.

The number of people unemployed decreased in June, down 200 people to 598,400, the ABS reported.

The ABS seasonally adjusted monthly aggregate hours worked series showed a fall in June, down 6.4 million hours to 1,567.4 million hours.

The ABS reported the participation rate in June increased 0.1 percentage point to 65.2 %

JUNE KEY FIGURES

May 2010

Jun 2010

May 10 to
Jun 10

Jun 09
to Jun 10


Trend
Employed persons (‘000)

11, 057.3

11, 077.6

20.4

2.8

%
Unemployed persons (‘000)

606.3

603.4

-2.9

-8.6

%
Unemployment rate (%)

5.2

5.2

0.0

pts

-0.6

pts
Participation rate (%)

65.1

65.1

0.0

pts

-0.2

pts
Seasonally Adjusted
Employed persons (‘000)

11, 054.8

11, 100.7

45.9

3.3

%
Unemployed persons (‘000)

598.6

598.4

-0.2

-9.6

%
Unemployment rate (%)

5.1

5.1

0.0

pts

-0.7

pts
Participation rate (%)

65.1

65.2

0.1

pts

0.0

pts

 

JUNE KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)

  • Employment increased to 11,077,600
  • Unemployment decreased to 603,400
  • Unemployment rate at 5.2%
  • Participation rate at 65.1%
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked increased to 1,563.5 million hours

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES (MONTHLY CHANGE)

  • Employment increased 45,900 (0.4%) to 11,100,700. Full-time employment increased 18,400 to 7,794,700 and part-time employment increased 27,500 to 3,306,000.
  • Unemployment decreased 200 to 598,400. The number of persons looking for full-time work decreased 11,000 to 424,700 and the number of persons looking for part-time work increased 10,700 to 173,700.
  • Unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. The male unemployment rate remained at 5.0% and the female unemployment rate decreased 0.1 pts to 5.2%.
  • Participation rate increased 0.1 pt to 65.2%.
  • Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 6.4 million hours (-0.4%) to 1,567.4 million hours.

Movements in seasonally adjusted series between May 2010 and June 2010


Monthly change

95% Confidence interval


Total Employment

45, 900

-7, 900

to

99, 700

Total Unemployment

-200

-31, 200

to

30, 800

Unemployment rate

0.0 pts

-0.2 pts

to

0.2 pts

Participation rate

0.1 pt

-0.3 pts

to

0.5 pts


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