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Household Labour Force Survey: June 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  05 August 2010
Highlights
  • Seasonally adjusted unemployment increased by 19,000 to 159,000.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 6.8 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted employment decreased by 6,000 to 2,170,000.
  • The trend series unemployment rate was unchanged over the quarter, at 6.7 percent, while trend employment increased by 6,000.
Seasonally adjusted

June 2010  quarter

Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.8% +0.8 +0.9
 Unemployed 159,000 +13.9% +16.2%
 Employed 2,170,000 -0.3% -0.1%
 Not in the labour force 1,094,000 +0.6% +2.7%
 Labour force participation rate 68.0% 0 -0.4

 

Graph, Employment, seasonally adjusted and trend. Graph, Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted and trend, quarterly.

 

Geoff Bascand 5 August 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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