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Review of the employment situation, end-September 1965



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9 a.m. on Monday 18 th October 1 965

RWVTEW 0? THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION. END-SEPTEMBER 1969

BY

THE HON. WILLIAM McMAHON, M.F. ,

MINISTER FOR LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE

" R e s p i t e r e t r e n c h m e n t s i n t h e m o t o r i n d u s t r y , t h e number

o f p e r s o n s r e g i s t e r e d f o r employm ent w i t h t h e Commonwealth Employ­

ment S e r v i c e f e l l a nd t h e number o f v a c a n c i e s r o s e . R e g i s t r a n t s

f e l l b y 9 4 4 , 600 m a l e s a n d 3^Α. f e m a l e s , a nd v a c a n c i e s r o s e b y

5 , 2 5 9 . .

"So a t t h e en d o f S e p t e m b e r , p e r s o n s r e g i s t e r e d t o t a l l e d

3 5,6 4 1, made up o f 1 9 , 3 3 4 m a l e s a n d 1 6 , 3 0 7 f e m a l e s , a nd lob

v a c a n c i e s r e g i s t e r e d s t o o d a t 5 2 , 8 6 6 , 3 5 , 2 4 5 f o r m a l e s a n d 17,621

f o r f e m a l e s . " The M i n i s t e r f o r L a b o u r a n d N a t i o n a l S e r v i c e ,

Mr. W i l l i a m McMahon, s a i d t h i s t o d a y when r e l e a s i n g h i s D e p a r t m e n t ' s

m o n t h l y employment s t a t i s t i c s .

F o r t h e f i r s t t i m e s i n c e S e p t e m b e r 19 6 0, t h e r e were more

v a c a n c i e s f o r f e m a l e s t h a n t h e r e w e r e women a n d g i r l s r e g i s t e r e d .

F e m a l e j o b v a c a n c i e s w e r e n o t i f i e d a t a r e c o r d r a t e f o r S e p t e m b e r .

O t h e r f e a t u r e s o f l a s t m o n t h ' s f i g u r e s m e n t i o n e d b y

Mr. McMahon w e r e : .

. As t o p e r s o n s r e g i s t e r e d t h e r e w e re r e d u c t i o n s o f

897 i n NeAv S o u t h W a l e s , 549 i n "Western A . u s t r a l i a ,

1 80 i n Q u e e n s l a n d a n d 108 i n T a s m a n i a . I n V i c t o r i a

a n d S o u t h A u s t r a l i a t h e r e w e r e i n c r e a s e s of l 6 0 a n d .

3 0 r e s p e c t i v e l y .

. The 3 5 ,6 4 1 r e g i s t r a n t s i n A u s t r a l i a a t 1 s t O c t o b e r

r e p r e s e n t e d 0.8% o f t h e e s t i m a t e d work f o r c e . *

The p e r c e n t a g e s b y S t a t e w e r e : New S o u t h W ales .

0 . 8%; V i c t o r i a 0.7%; Q u e e n s l a n d 0.9%; S o u t h

A u s t r a l i a 0.8%; W e s t e r n A u s t r a l i a . 0.7%; a n c f " .

T a s m a n ia 1.3%.

. The number o f r e c i p i e n t s o f Unemployment B e n e f i t .

d e c l i n e d b y 984 d u r i n g t h e month t o 9 , 9 9 3 a t . .

2nd O c t o b e r . '

. J o b v a c a n c i e s r e g i s t e r e d w i t h t h e Commonwealth

Employment S e r v i c e i n c r e a s e d i n a l l S t a t e s . ' '

. New v a c a n c i e s w e r e n o t i f i e d t o t h e Commonwealth

Employment S e r v i c e a t . a w e e k l y r a t e o f 12,41.0 a nd

p l a c e m e n t s w ere made a t a w e e k l y r a t e o f 7 , 8 1 6 . .

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s u r v e y e d "by t h e D e p a r t m e n t d e c r e a s e d h y 3 , 9 6 5 o r

0 . 6 % . A p a r t f r o m t h e s e a s o n a l l y a f f e c t e d f o o d , ■

d r i n k a n d t o b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s , t h e d e c r e a s e was

4 , 0 0 7 , m a i n l y i n . m o t o r v e h i c l e s , p o t t e r y , e a r t h e n ­

w a r e a n d g l a s s , a g r i c u l t u r a l m a c h i n e r y a nd '

i m p l e m e n t s , c h e m i c a l s a n d o i l s , a n d n o n - e l e c t r i c a l

p l a n t a n d m a c h i n e r y . · *

* The A u s t r a l i a n w or k f o r c e , a s d e f i n e d b y t h e Commonwealth

S t a t i s t i c i a n f o r C e n s u s p u r p o s e s , i n c l u d e s e m p l o y e r s ,

s e l f - e m p l o y e d , wage a n d s a l a r y e a r n e r s , i n c l u d i n g r u r a l '

w o r k e r s a n d t h o s e i n p r i v a t e d o m e s t i c s e r v i c e , u n e m p l o y e d

p e r s o n s , members o f t h e F o r c e s , a nd a l l h e l p i n g i n a n y '

i n d u s t r y , b u s i n e s s , t r a d e o r s e r v i c e e v e n i f n o t i n

r e c e i p t o f wage o r s a l a r y . No p r e c i s e s t a t i s t i c s o f t h e

work f o r c e a s a w h o l e a r e a s y e t a v a i l a b l e e x c e p t f o r .

C e n s u s d a t e s ; i f i n e a c h S t a t e i t r e p r e s e n t e d t h e p r o ­

p o r t i o n o f t h e e s t i m a t e d p o p u l a t i o n t h a t i t d i d a t t h e

1961 C e n s u s , i t w o u l d t o t a l o v e r 4 . 5 m i l l i o n s .