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Review of the employment situation end-October 1967



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DEPARTMENT O F LABOUR A N D NATIONAL SERVICE

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REVIEW OF THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION,. END-OCTOBER 1967

BY

THE HON. LESLIE BURY, M.P.. , .

MINISTER FOR LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE

" I n O c t o b e r , 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

employment w i t h t h e Commonwealth Employment S e r v i c e f e l l b y 4 , 5 6 6 ; t h i s f a l l was a c c o m p a n ie d b y an i n c r e a s e o f 3 ,3 0 1 i n t h e number

o f v a c a n c i e s r e g i s t e r e d . " 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 B u ry , s a i d t h i s to 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 th l y employment s t a t i s t i c s . .

Mr Bury s a i d t h a t a t 2 7 t h O c t o b e r 1 967, 4 8 , 6 3 4 p e r s o n s

(2 8 ,6 3 8 m a le s a n d 1 9 ,996 f e m a l e s ) were r e g i s t e r e d f o r employment

i n A u s t r a l i a . T h i s r e p r e s e n t e d 1 .0 $ o f t h e e s t i m a t e d work

fo rc e .· U n f i l l e d v a c a n c i e s s t o o d a t 3 8 , 3 2 0 a t t h e end o f t h e

m onth. V a c a n c i e s f o r m a le s r o s e by 2 ,9 9 5 and f o r f e m a l e s by

3 0 6. .

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 by

Mr B ury w e r e :

. P e r s o n s r e g i s t e r e d f e l l b y 1 ,6 7 7 i n V i c t o r i a ,

1 , 0 5 4 i n New S o u th W ales , 858 i n S o u th A u s t r a l i a ,

448 i n Q u e e n s la n d , 358 i n Tasm ania an d 171 i n W e s te r n

. A u s t r a l i a .

. By S t a t e , p e r s o n s r e g i s t e r e d a t 2 7 t h O c t o b e r , e x p r e s s e d

a s p e r c e n t a g e s o f t h e e s t i m a t e d work f o r c e * , w e r e :

New S o u th Wales 1 . 0 $ ; V i c t o r i a 0 . 9 $ ; Q u e e n s la n d 1 . 0 $ ;

S o u th A u s t r a l i a 1 . 4 $ ; W e s te r n A u s t r a l i a 0 . 7 $ and

T asm ania 1 . 2 $ .

■. The 3 8 , 3 2 0 u n f i l l e d 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 a t 2 7 t h O c t o b e r were made up o f 2 4 ,3 5 9 f o r m ales a n d 13,961 f o r f e m a l e s .

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

• Employment S e r v i c e d u r i n g O c t o b e r at. an a v e r a g e w e ek ly

r a t e o f 1 2 , 7 5 7 , a n d p l a c e m e n t s w ere made a t a n a v e r a g e

w e e k ly r a t e o f 8, 1 3 5·

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

1 ,9 0 0 d u r i n g t h e month t o 1 5 ,2 8 7 a t 2 8 t h O c t o b e r 1 9 6 7.

. Employment i n t h e l a r g e r p r i v a t e f a c t o r i e s r e g u l a r l y

s u r v e y e d by t h e D e p a rtm e n t i n c r e a s e d b y 1 ,5 6 6 o r 0 . 2 $ .

A p a r t from 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 and

t o b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s , employment d e c r e a s e d by 2 1 6, m a i n l y

i n a g r i c u l t u r a l m ac h in e ry ,, n o n - e l e c t r i c a l p l a n t and

m achinery,· and c l o t h i n g .

2 .

t i t · ·

T h e f o l l o w i n g a r e t h e s e a s o n a l l y a d j u s t e d f i g u r e s f o r

O c t o b e r p r o v i d e d b y t h e C o m m o n w e a l t h S t a t i s t i c i a n :

P e r s o n s r e g i s t e r e d w i t h t h e C . E . S .

M a i e s . .

F e m a l e s • ; . i . . 2 5 , 5 7 0

P e r s o n s . . . . . . 6 4,2 4 6

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 C.E *S

M a l e s . . . . . , 2 1 , 7 1 0

F e m a l e s .................1 1 , 5 2 8

P e r s o n s . . · · . , · 3 3 , 1 4 9

R e c i p i e n t s o f Unemployment B e n e f i t

M a l e s ........................ 1 3 , 0 0 5

F e m a l e s . ; . . ; ; 6 , 8 4 3

P e r s o n s . . . . . 1 9 , 8 0 2

F o r a d e s c r i p t i o n o f t h e m e t h o d o l o g y employed a n d n o t e s

on t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f s e a s o n a l l y a d j u s t e d s t a t i s t i c s s e e t h e

b u l l e t i n " S e a s o n a l l y A d j u s t e d I n d i c a t o r s " p u b l i s h e d by t h e

Commonwealth B u r e a u o f C e n su s and S t a t i s t i c s i n J u l y 1967 *

* The A u s t r a l i a n work f o r c e , a s d e f i n e d by t h e Commonwealth

S t a t i s t i c i a n f o r Census 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 and 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 and 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 , un e m p lo y ed

p e r s o n s , members o f t h e F o r c e s , a n d a l l h e l p i n g i n any

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 even 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 of

t h e work f o r c e a s a whole a r e a s y e t a v a i l a b l e f ro m t h e

1966 C e n s u s . The l a t e s t r e v i s e d e s t i m a t e s s u g g e s t t h a t

t h e work f o r c e t o t a l s a p p r o x i m a t e l y 4 . 8 m i l l i o n s *