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Household Labour Force Survey: September 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  05 November 2009
Highlights
  • Seasonally adjusted unemployment increased by 12,000 to 150,000. 
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 6.5 percent. 
  • Seasonally adjusted employment decreased by 17,000 to 2,154,000.
September 2009 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.5% +0.5 +2.2
 Unemployed 150,000 +9.0% +53.9%
 Employed 2,154,000 -0.8% -1.8%
 Not in the labour force 1,083,000 +1.8% +3.3%
 Labour force participation rate 68.0% -0.4 -0.6

 Graph, employment

 

 

 Graph, unemployment

Geoff Bascand 5 November 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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