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Household Labour Force Survey: June 2014 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  06 August 2014
Key facts

In the June 2014 quarter compared with the March 2014 quarter:

  • The number of people employed increased by 10,000 people. 
  • The employment rate fell 0.1 percentage points, to 65.0 percent.
  • The number of people unemployed decreased by 9,000 people.
  • The unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 5.6 percent.
  • The labour force participation rate decreased 0.3 percentage points, to 68.9 percent.

All figures are seasonally adjusted.

June 2014 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000)  (Percent) 
Employed 2,328 +0.4 +3.7
Unemployed    137  -6.3 -10.9
Not in the labour force 1,114  +1.7   -0.9
Working-age population 3,579 +0.6 +1.6
(Percent)  (Percentage points) 
Employment rate  65.0 -0.1  +1.3
Unemployment rate    5.6 -0.3   -0.8
Labour force participation rate  68.9 -0.3  +0.8

 

 

 

 

 

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0487
6 August 2014

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