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Household Labour Force Survey: September 2012 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  08 November 2012
Key facts

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

  • The unemployment rate rose 0.5 percentage points, to 7.3 percent.
  • The number of people unemployed increased by 13,000 people.
  • The employment rate fell 0.4 percentage points, to 63.4 percent.
  • The number of people employed decreased by 8,000.
  • The labour force participation rate remained unchanged, at 68.4 percent.

All figures are seasonally adjusted.

September 2012 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000)  (Percent) 
Unemployed 175 +7.9 +12.4
Employed 2,218 -0.4 0.0
Not in the labour force 1,103 +0.1 +0.7
Working-age population 3,497 +0.1 +0.8 

 

(Percent)  (Percentage points) 
Unemployment rate 7.3 +0.5 +0.7
Employment rate 63.4 -0.4 -0.5
Labour force participation rate 68.4 0.0 0.0
 
Graph, Unemployment rate, quarterly, September 2008 to September 2012. Graph, Employment rate, quarterly, September 2008 to September 2012.
 

Cathryn Ashley-Jones
Acting Government Statistician

8 November 2012
ISSN 1178-0487

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