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Household Labour Force Survey: June 2013 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  07 August 2013
Key facts

In the June 2013 quarter compared with the March 2013 quarter:

  • The employment rate fell to 63.6 percent – down 0.1 percentage points.
  • The number of people employed increased by 8,000.
  • The unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points, to 6.4 percent.
  • The number of people unemployed increased by 5,000.
  • The labour force participation rate increased 0.1 percentage points, to 68.0 percent.
  • The number of people not in the labour force remained unchanged.

All figures are seasonally adjusted.

June 2013 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000)  (Percent) 
Employed 2,242 +0.4 +0.7
Unemployed 153 +3.7 -5.1
Not in the labour force 1,127 0.0 +2.2
Working-age population 3,523 +0.4 +0.9
(Percent)  (Percentage points) 
Employment rate 63.6 -0.1 -0.2
Unemployment rate 6.4 +0.2 -0.4
Labour force participation rate 68.0 +0.1 -0.4
 
Graph, Employment rate, quarterly, June 2009 to June 2013. Graph, Unemployment rate, quarterly, June 2009 to June 2013.
 

Dallas Welch
Acting Government Statistician

7 August 2013
ISSN 1178-0487

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