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Household Labour Force Survey: March 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  05 May 2011
Highlights – seasonally adjusted

For the March 2011 quarter:

  • Employment increased by 30,000 to 2,214,000.
  • Unemployment decreased by 2,000 to 155,000.
  • The unemployment rate decreased to 6.6 percent.
Seasonally adjusted March 2011 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.6% -0.1 +0.5
 Unemployed 155,000 -1.4% +9.4%
 Employed 2,214,000 +1.4% +1.8%
 Not in the labour force 1,081,000 -2.2% -0.7%
 Labour force participation rate 68.7% +0.8 +0.7

 

 Graph, Employment, seasonally adjusted, quarterly. Graph, Unemployment, seasonally adjusted, quarterly.

  

Geoff Bascand 5 May 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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