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Household Labour Force Survey: June 2012 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  09 August 2012
Key facts

In the June 2012 quarter compared with the March 2012 quarter:

 

  • The employment rate fell 0.3 percentage points, to 63.8 percent.
  • The number of people employed decreased by 2,000 people.
  • The unemployment rate rose 0.1 percentage point, to 6.8 percent.
  • The number of people unemployed increased by 2,000.
  • The labour force participation rate fell from 68.7 percent to 68.4 percent.

All figures are seasonally adjusted.

June 2012 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000)  (Percent) 
Unemployed 162 +1.1 +4.3
Employed 2,227 -0.1 +0.6
Not in the labour force 1,103 +1.4 +0.7
Working-age population 3,492  +0.4 +0.8 

 

(Percent)  (Percentage points) 
Unemployment rate 6.8 +0.1 +0.3
Employment rate 63.8 -0.3 -0.1
Labour force participation rate 68.4 -0.3 0.0
 
 Graph, unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, quarterly, June 2008 to June 2012.  Graph, employment rate, seasonally adjusted, quarterly, June 2008 to June 2012.
                                 

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

9 August 2012
ISSN 1178-0487

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