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Quarterly Employment Survey: December 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  01 February 2011
Highlights

For the December 2010 year:

  • Number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) increased 0.2 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted (SA) average total weekly paid hours (FTEs) increased 1.9 percent.
  • Average total hourly earnings increased 1.9 percent.
  • Private sector average total hourly earnings increased 1.8 percent.
Measure December 2010 qtr Percentage change from previous qtr Percentage change from previous year
Full-time equivalent employees 1.31 million 0.0 0.2
SA average total weekly paid hours (FTEs)

38.35

0.9 1.9
Average total hourly earnings $25.86 0.4 1.9
Average total hourly earnings (private sector) $23.91 0.6 1.8

 Graph, annual percentage change in employment, December 2000 quarter to December 2010 quarter.

Geoff Bascand 1 February 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0649
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