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Household Labour Force Survey: September 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  04 November 2010
Highlights – seasonally adjusted
  • The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent. 
  • Unemployment decreased by 10,000 to 150,000. 
  • Employment increased by 23,000 to 2,193,000.
Seasonally adjusted

September 2010  quarter

Quarterly change Annual change
 Unemployment rate 6.4% -0.5 -0.1
 Unemployed 150,000 -6.1% +0.3%
 Employed 2,193,000 +1.0% +1.8%
 Not in the labour force 1,089,000 -0.5% +0.6%
 Labour force participation rate 68.3% +0.2 +0.3

 

Graph, employment, seasonally adjusted Graph, unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted

 

Geoff Bascand 4 November 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0487
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