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Household Labour Force Survey: September 2013 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  06 November 2013
Key facts

In the September 2013 quarter compared with the June 2013 quarter:

  • The number of people employed increased by 27,000 people. 
  • The employment rate rose 0.7 percentage points, to 64.4 percent.
  • The number of people unemployed decreased by 4,000 people.
  • The unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points, to 6.2 percent.
  • The labour force participation rate increased 0.5 percentage points, to 68.6 percent.

All figures are seasonally adjusted.

September 2013 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000)  (Percent) 
Employed 2,272 +1.2 +2.4
Unemployed 150 -2.6 -13.1
Not in the labour force 1,109 -1.5 +0.5
Working-age population 3,531 +0.2 +1.1
(Percent)  (Percentage points) 
Employment rate 64.4 +0.7 +0.9
Unemployment rate 6.2 -0.2 -1.0
Labour force participation rate 68.6 +0.5 +0.2
 
Graph, Employment rate, quarterly, September 2009 to September 2013. Graph, Unemployment rate, quarterly, September 2009 to September 2013.
 

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician

6 November 2013
ISSN 1178-0487

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