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Household Labour Force Survey: June 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  06 August 2009
Highlights
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 6.0 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted unemployment increased by 24,000 to 138,000.
  • Seasonally adjusted employment decreased by 10,000 to 2,169,000.
Seasonally adjusted  June 2009 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.0%  +1.0 +2.0
 Unemployed 138,000 +20.6%  +52.6%
 Employed 2,169,000  -0.4% -0.9%
 Not in the labour force 1,065,000 +0.2%  +1.4%
 Labour force participation rate 68.4% +0.1  -0.1%
 Graph, Employment seasonally adjusted - quarterly.    Graph, Unemployment - seasonally adjusted quarterly.
Geoff Bascand 6 August 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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