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Quarterly Employment Survey: September 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 November 2008
Highlights

For the September 2008 year:

  • Full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) increased 1.6 percent.
  • Filled jobs increased 1.8 percent.
  • Average total hourly earnings increased 5.5 percent.
 Measure September
2008 qtr
Percentage change from previous qtr  Percentage change from previous year
Full-time equivalent employees 1.4 million -0.9 1.6
Filled jobs  1.8 million -0.6 1.8
Seasonally adjusted (SA) total gross earnings  $1,287.5 million 1.0 6.9
SA total paid hours 53.0 million -0.3 1.4
Average total hourly earnings (private sector)  $22.69 1.0 5.1
 Graph, Annual Percentage Change in Employment.
 
Geoff Bascand 3 November 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0649
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