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Unemployment Stats

Unemployment Stats

With the release of today’s ABS Labour Force Survey and the unemployment figures, it might be worth having a squiz at a few things. Firstly, the way the unemployment rate in each state has been behaving: Qld is the only State where unemployment hasn’t started to taper off, with NSW looking like it’s leading the […]

How many hours did we work this month?

How many hours did we work this month?

The ABS has released a new series to accompany their Labour Force Survey results called Aggregate Monthly Hours Worked, which you can read all about over at the ABS site. It’s a nifty new series that the ABS describes as: To complement the existing weekly actual hours worked original estimates, the ABS has developed estimates […]

Unemployment by Electorate – Part 2

Unemployment by Electorate – Part 2

Just a quick update from Friday’s post on unemployment by electorate – and for those reading this that haven’t seen the previous post, it’s probably worth having a squiz to know what’s going on. I’ve redone the maps of Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne regions in a much easier to understand format. The cross-hatched areas […]

Unemployment by Electorate

Unemployment by Electorate

Here’s something to chew over for the weekend – let’s take the most detailed ABS Labour Force statistics available by geographic region from June 2009 and break that data down into three categories. 1. Where the derived unemployment rate has actually reduced since the last election (yes, as surprising as it might sound, such places […]

Fair Suck of the Sav -Unemployment, probability and the ABS

Fair Suck of the Sav -Unemployment, probability and the ABS

Remembering back to last month when the unemployment figures were released by the ABS showing a fall from 5.7 to 5.4%, the howls of incredulity from economic firms that guessed wrong on this was deafening. The ABS unemployment figures are actually derived from a poll, albeit an enormous survey of around 41100 people, and it […]