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Quarterly Employment Survey: March 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 May 2011
Highlights

For the March 2011 year:

  • Number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) remained steady at 1.32 million.
  • Average total hourly earnings increased 2.6 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted total paid hours increased 2.0 percent.
  • Seasonally adjusted total gross earnings increased 4.6 percent.
Measure March 2011 qtr Percentage change from previous qtr Percentage change from previous year
Full-time equivalent employees 1.32 million 0.3 0.6
Average total hourly earnings $25.96 0.4 2.6
Seasonally adjusted total paid hours 50.49 million 0.7 2.0
Seasonally adjusted total gross earnings $1,313 million 1.2 4.6
 

 Graph, Annual percentage change in employment, March 2001 quarter to March 2011 quarter.

Geoff Bascand 3 May 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0649
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