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Household Labour Force Survey: March 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  06 May 2010
Highlights
  • Seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased by 25,000 to 140,000.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.0 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted employment increased by 22,000 to 2,177,000.
March 2010 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.0% -1.1 +0.9
 Unemployed 140,000 -15.1% +19.3%
 Employed 2,177,000 +1.0% -0.1%
 Not in the labour force 1,087,000 +0.2% +2.6%
 Labour force participation rate 68.1% 0 -0.3

 

 

Geoff Bascand 6 May 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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