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Household Labour Force Survey: December 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 February 2011
Highlights – seasonally adjusted
  • The unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points to 6.8 percent. 
  • Unemployment increased by 8,000 to 158,000. 
  • Employment decreased by 11,000 to 2,182,000.
Seasonally adjusted

December 2010  quarter

Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.8% +0.4 -0.2
 Unemployed 158,000 +5.1% -2.5%
 Employed 2,182,000 -0.5% +1.3%
 Not in the labour force 1,107,000 +1.6% +1.9%
 Labour force participation rate 67.9% -0.4 -0.2
 
Graph, employment, seasonally adjusted Graph, unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted
 
Geoff Bascand 3 February 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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