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Labour Force, Australia, Detailed

Detailed monthly and quarterly Labour Force Survey data, including hours, regions, families, job search, job duration, casual, industry and occupation

Reference period
April 2020
Released
21/05/2020
Future releases
  • Labour Force, Australia, Detailed
    Next Release 20/08/2020
  • Labour Force, Australia, Detailed
    Next Release 24/09/2020
  • Labour Force, Australia, Detailed
    Next Release 22/10/2020
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Data from the monthly Labour Force Survey are released in two stages:

  1. Labour Force, Australia - which contains headline estimates estimates of employment, unemployment, underemployment, participation and hours worked
  2. Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - which contains detailed data not included in the first release

This second release of Labour Force Survey data includes both monthly and quarterly data.

Some information, including industry, occupation, sector, job duration, and retrenchment, is only available for February, May, August and November. For more information on the data contained in the first and second releases, see the Survey output section of the Labour Force Survey Methodology page.

Using regional labour force data

Annual averages are important for understanding the current state of the labour market, and providing medium and long-term signals.

However, unusual, sudden and/or extreme changes in the labour market (e.g. changes to regular and seasonal patterns in employment, working hours, job search or availability as a result of COVID-19) can be difficult to account for in the short-term using a 12 month moving average. The application of an annual average to the original regional estimates in Table 16b is unlikely to accurately or quickly detect turning points in the time series during periods of significant change, which should be considered before drawing any conclusions from these estimates.

For advice on reporting data from our regional labour force products (Pivot tables RM1, RM3 and Tables 16, 16B, 16C), please refer to: Advice on reporting regional labour force data.

Labour force status

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Industry, Occupation and Sector

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Hours worked

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Unemployment

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Underemployment and underutilisation

Quarterly

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Status in employment

Monthly

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Labour market regions (SA4)

Monthly

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Relationship in household

Monthly

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Current and expected job duration

Quarterly

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Retrenchment

Quarterly

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Not in the labour force

Monthly

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