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Household Labour Force Survey: March 2009 quarter - Revised 11 June 2009 - See attached erratum
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  07 May 2009
Highlights
  • Seasonally adjusted employment decreased by 25,000 to 2,181,000.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.0 percent.
  • The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate decreased to 68.4 percent.
Seasonally adjusted  March 2009 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 5.0%  +0.3 +1.2
 Unemployed 114,000 +6.1%  +34.2%
 Employed 2,181,000  -1.2% +0.8%
 Not in the labour force 1,062,000 +2.5%  -1.1%
 Labour force participation rate 68.4% -0.7  +0.7%
 Graph, Employment, seasonally adjusted.    Graph, Unemployment.
Geoff Bascand 7 May 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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