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M O N T H L Y R E V I E W O F T H E

EMPLOYMENT S I T U A T I O N APRIL, 1970

• Statement by the Minister for Labour and National Service,

the Hon. B. M. Snedden, Q.C., M.P.

• S t a t i s t i c a l S u p p l e m e n t

D E P A R T M E N T OF L A B O U R A N D N A T I O N A L S E R V I C E

REVIEW OF THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION, END-APRIL. 1970

by

The H on. B. M. S n e d d e n , Q .C ., M .P .,

M i n i s t e r f o r L abour an d N a t io n a l S e r v ic e

M W h ile t h e demand f o r l a b o u r r o s e f a s t e r t h a n s u p p ly d u r in g A p r i l ,

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

m o n th s ." The M i n i s t e r f o r L abour a n d N a t i o n a l S e r v i c e , Mr S n e d d e n , 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 tm e n t's m o n th ly em ploym ent s t a t i s t i c s .

"T he num ber o f u n em p lo y ed r e g i s t e r e d w i t h th e Commonwealth Em ploym ent S e r v i c e d e c l i n e d d u r i n g t h e m onth by 2 ,1 8 6 o r 4· 4$ , co m p ared w i t h f a l l s o f

a b o u t 3$ i n A p r i l o f t h e p r e v i o u s two y e a r s . A t t h e same tim e u n f i l l e d

v a c a n c i e s d e c r e a s e d by 5 ,0 1 2 o r 9*2$ w h ic h was i n l i n e w ith n o rm a l s e a s o n a l

e x p e c t a t i o n s .

"The r a t e s a t w h ic h v a c a n c i e s w ere n o t i f i e d a n d p la c e m e n ts made w ere

t h e h i g h e s t e v e r r e c o r d e d f o r A p r i l .

. "A t th e e n d o f A p r i l t h e r e w ere 4 7 » 534 p e r s o n s u n em p lo y ed r e p r e s e n t ­

i n g 0 .9 $ o f t h e l a b o u r f o r c e .

" U n f i l l e d v a c a n c i e s s t i l l e x c e e d e d t h e num ber o f u n em p lo y ed a n d

t o t a l l e d 4 9 > 4 9 5 ·"

O th e r f e a t u r e s m e n tio n e d by Mr S n ed d en w e re :

. A t t h e e n d o f A p r i l , t h e num ber o f p e r s o n s r e g i s t e r e d f o r em ploym ent

i n e a c h S t a t e , e x p r e s s e d a s a p e r c e n ta g e o f t h e e s t i m a t e d l a b o u r

f o r c e * , w as: New S o u th W ales 0 .7 6 $ ; V i c t o r i a 0 .8 2 $ ; Q u e e n s la n d

1 .2 9 $ ; S o u th A u s t r a l i a 1 .1 3 $ ; W e s te rn A u s t r a l i a 0 .9 8 $ and

T a sm a n ia 1 .0 1 $ .

. D u rin g A p r i l t h e num ber o f u n e m p lo y e d d e c r e a s e d by 2 ,2 4 1 i n Q u e e n s la n d ,

. 418 i n S o u th A u s t r a l i a , 332 i n W e ste rn A u s t r a l i a a n d 306 i n T a s m a n ia ,

a n d i n c r e a s e d by 958 i n V i c t o r i a a n d 153 i n New S o u th W a le s . The

num ber o f u n f i l l e d v a c a n c i e s d e c l i n e d by 3 ,2 1 8 i n V i c t o r i a , 1 ,2 4 8

i n New S o u th W a le s , 444 i n S o u th A u s t r a l i a , 268 i n T a s m a n ia , 76

i n W e ste rn . A u s t r a l i a . T h e re was a r i s e o f 242 i n Q u e e n s la n d .

. . The 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 A u s t r a l i a * * show a d e c r e a s e .'of

1 ,7 0 3 i n u n em p lo y ed a f t e r a d e c r e a s e o f 2 ,5 1 3 i n M arch, a n d a n

i n c r e a s e o f 729 i n v a c a n c i e s a f t e r an i n c r e a s e o f 1,5 4 1 i n M arch.

V a c a n c ie s e x c e e d e d a p p l i c a n t s by 9 ,3 9 1 a f t e r s e a s o n a l a d j u s t m e n t .

. By S t a t e s s e a s o n a l a d ju s tm e n t r e s u l t e d i n f a l l s o f u n em p lo y ed i n

Q u e e n s la n d , S o u th A u s t r a l i a , T a s m a n ia , a n d W e s te rn A u s t r a l i a , a n d

i n c r e a s e s i n V i c t o r i a a n d New S o u th W a le s; v a c a n c i e s i n c r e a s e d i n

New S o u th W a le s , Q u e e n s la n d , W e ste rn A u s t r a l i a a n d T a s m a n ia ,

a n d f e l l i n V i c t o r i a a n d S o u th A u s t r a l i a .

* 5.23m. Calculated by. applying 1966 Census labour force participation rates to the latest available population estimate published by the Commonwealth S ta tistic ia n . ·

” Revised series.

ii.

. The num ber o f p e r s o n s r e c e i v i n g Unem ploym ent B e n e f i t d e c r e a s e d by

1 ,3 5 3 t o 1 1 ,3 2 8 . T h is co m p ares w ith a n i n c r e a s e o f 114 t o 1 6 ,0 1 2 i n

Apr^-l 1969.

. Em ploym ent 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 d e c l i n e d by 2 ,8 1 7 o r 0 .4 $ d u r in g A p r i l , co m p ared

w i t h f a l l s o f 5»951 o r 0 .9 $ i n A p r i l 1969 a n d 6 ,1 8 4 o r 0 .9 $ i n

A p r i l 1968. .

. D u rin g t h e s u rv e y w eek i n M arch 1970 o v e r tim e i n l a r g e r p r i v a t e

f a c t o r i e s a v e r a g e d 3 ·7 h o u r s com pared w ith 3*4 h o u r s i n M arch 1969 a n d

1 9 6 8 . A f t e r s e a s o n a l a d ju s tm e n t t h e l e v e l o f o v e r tim e i n M arch was

3 .4 h o u r s , t h e same a s i n F e b r u a r y .

NOTE: 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 o f u n e m p lo y e d , v a c a n c i e s a n d Unem ploym ent

B e n e f i t r e c i p i e n t s h a v e b e e n r e v i s e d a n d t h e new f i g u r e s f o r p a s t

m o n th s a r e shown i n t h e a t t a c h e d S t a t i s t i c a l S u p p le m e n t. The r e v i s i o n

h a s p a r t i c u l a r l y a f f e c t e d 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 o f u n e m p lo y e d ;

' f u l l e r d e t a i l s o f t h i s s e r i e s a r e p r o v id e d on p a g e 2 0 .

S T A T I S T I C A L S U P P L E M E N T

CONTENTS

AUSTRALIA

Com m onwealth Em ploym ent Service statistics: Page

Unem ployed persons (adults and ju n io rs); U nem ploym ent Benefit recipients; unfilled vacancies; vacancies notified; placem ents . . 2

Unem ployed persons and unfilled vacancies—by occupational group . . 3

Survey of Larger Private F acto ries:

Em ploym ent and overtim e/short tim e in larger private factories . . 4

STATES

For each State, data is provided on a broadly similar basis to that shown above for Australia. In addition; statistics are shown for each non-m etropolitan

em ploym ent district.

New South Wales (including A.C.T.) . . . . . . . . 5-7

Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10

Queensland .. .. . . .. . . . . . . 1 1 - 1 3

South Australia (including N.T.) . . . . . . . . 14-15

Western Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17

Tasmania . . .. .. .. . . . .. . . 18-19

R e v is e d s e a s o n a l l y a d j u s t e d d a t a 20

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TABLE I : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS AUSTRALIA

A. Original data

Particular!

A p r i l 1970

A p r i l

1969

A p r i l

1 9 6 8

A p r i l

1967

Males . Females Total Total Total Total

U n e m p lo y e d (a)

6 6 , 9 8 6 6 4 , 0 4 6 At end of month (b) : Total .. .. .. 2 7 , 3 9 8 2 0 , 1 3 6 4 7 , 5 3 4 5 8 , 2 9 1

Adults .. .. .. 2 0 , 1 6 7 1 0 , 9 3 5 3 1 , 1 0 2 3 8 , 9 6 3 4 4 , 0 6 1 4 2 , 9 9 6

Juniors (c) .. .. .. 7 , 2 3 1 9 , 2 0 1 1 6 , 4 3 2 1 9 , 3 2 8 2 2 , 9 2 5 2 1 , 0 5 0

Variation since previous Total .. .. .. - 7 1 8 - 1 , 4 6 8 - 2 , 1 8 6 - 1 , 8 9 3 - 2 , 3 7 7 -8 1 1

month : Adults .. .. .. + 1 4 5 +16 +161 ♦ 7 2 4 + 6 2 0 -1-1,112

Juniors (c) .. .. .. - 8 6 3 - 1 , 4 8 4 - 2 , 3 4 7 - 2 , 6 1 7 - 2 , 9 9 7 - 1 , 9 2 3

U n e m p lo y m e n t Benefit Recipients (d)

1 1 , 3 2 8 1 6 , 0 1 2 At end of month (e) .. .. .. .. .. 6 , 8 2 9 4 , 4 9 9 2 1 , 0 9 0 2 0 , 9 4 4

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 9 1 1 - 4 4 2 - 1 , 3 5 3 - 1-114 >346 - 1 , 0 1 2

P r o p o r tio n of W o r k Force

1 . 1 4 * 1 . 3 4 * 1 . 3 0 0 Unemployed (o) .. .. .. .. .. .. - - 0 . 9 1 *

In receipt of Unemployment Benefit (e) . . . . .. - - 0 . 2 2$ 0 . 3 1 * 0 . 4 2 0 0 . 4 3 0

Unfilled Vacancies

3 1 , 4 6 8 3 6 , 6 5 2 At end of month (b) .. .. .. .. .. 2 9 , 4 7 7 2 0 , 0 1 8 4 9 , 4 9 5 3 5 , 6 0 2

Variation since previous month .. .. .. ... - 3 , 5 9 4 - 1 , 4 1 8 - 5 , 0 1 2 - 3 , 0 3 3 - 3 , 5 1 9 - 2 , 1 0 0

Vacancies N otified Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 8 , 7 6 8 4 , 7 8 9 1 3 , 5 5 7 1 1 , 2 3 8 1 0 , 7 9 0 1 1 , 4 6 9

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 1 , 5 4 6 - 2 6 9 - 1 , 8 1 5 - 4 , 2 0 9 - 3 , 0 8 5 - 4 7 6

P la cem e n ts

8 , 2 8 6 Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 6 , 3 2 5 3 , 0 6 2 9 , 3 8 7 I 8 , 2 6 3 8 , 0 5 6

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 1 , 0 9 3 - 3 8 3 - 1 ,4 7 6 - 3 , 2 0 3 - 2 , 6 1 3 - 9 1 4

B. Seasonally adjusted data (f)

Month

Unemployed ( a ) ( g ) Unfilled Vacancies (b) Unemployment Benefit Recipients (e)

Males Females Total Males Females . Total Males Females Total

1 9 6 9 November 3 4 ,6 5 2 2 3 , 0 5 0 5 7 , 7 3 9 2 9 ,1 4 1 1 9 ,0 9 1 4 8 ,1 0 1 9 , 0 3 0 5 , 3 3 9 1 4 ,5 2 1

D ecem ber 3 3 , 9 0 4 2 3 ,1 9 1 5 7 ,0 3 7 2 8 ,8 2 1 2 0 , 3 5 9 4 8 ,7 5 4 9 , 9 0 3 5 , 6 1 6 1 5 , 4 2 2

1 9 7 0 J a n u a r y 3 3 , 1 7 8 2 2 , 1 9 4 5 5 , 4 0 6 3 0 , 4 2 6 2 1 , 3 0 6 5 1 , 6 2 6 8 , 5 8 1 5 , 3 2 8 1 3 , 7 2 7

F e b r u a r y 3 1 ,1 6 1 2 0 , 9 7 8 5 2 ,1 1 1 3 2 , 6 0 3 2 2 ,7 4 6 5 5 ,0 1 6 7 , 8 7 9 4 , 6 0 3 1 2 ,5 1 1

M arch 2 9 , 7 7 7 1 9 , 9 5 7 4 9 , 5 9 8 l 3 3 , 6 4 0 2 3 ,6 0 9 5 6 , 5 5 7 8 , 2 9 8 4 , 4 7 9 1 2 , 8 3 8

A p r i l 2 8 , 9 6 0 1 9 , 0 7 9 4 7 , 8 9 5 3 3 , 6 8 8 2 3 ,6 0 6 5 7 ,2 8 ^ 7 , 0 9 9 4 , 0 8 3 1 1 , 2 1 6

(a) Persons who when registering with the Commonwealth Employment Service claimed that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the Friday nearest the end of the month·. Includes those referred to employers and any who had obtained employment without notifying the C.E.S. All recipients of Unemployment Benefit are included.

(b) At the Friday nearest the end of the eonth. (c) Persons under 21 years, including school leavers.

(d) Soiree: Departaent of S x ia l Services, (e) At the f i r s t Saturday following the collection of C.E.S. s ta tis tic s .

(f) Soiree: C ceom ealth S ta tistic ia n . Revised. See "Seasonally Adjusted Indicators, 19TCP, to be released shortly.

(g) Aggregate of seasonally adjusted fig ires for school leavers and others.

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TABLE 2 : UNEM PLO YED PERSONS A N D UNFILLED VACANCIES BY O C C U P A T IO N A L GROUP ( a ) AUSTRALIA

Unemployed (b) Unfilled Vacancies

Occupational group Sex B a d . - A p r i l ( c ) E n d - A p r i l ( c )

1970 1969 1968 1967 1970 1969 1968 1967

Rural .. .. .. .. .. M 2 , 2 7 8 2 , 3 5 8 2 , 8 2 4 2 , 7 3 2 762 761 558 6 78

F 100 100 112 93 37 42 43 4 6

’rofessional and semi-professional .. M 30 0 28 0 361 223 1 , 0 9 7 772 663 723

F 328 40 9 365 3 6 0 2 , 6 5 2 2 , 0 5 0 1 , 3 7 6 1 ,7 8 1

Clerical and administrative .. .. M 3 , 0 3 5 3 , 5 7 0 3 , 8 7 8 3 , 5 7 2 4 , 2 5 5 . 3 , 1 8 2 2 , 5 8 9 5 , 7 8 5

2 , 7 9 6 F 1 0 , 5 5 9 1 2 , 2 0 7 1 4 , 3 6 5 1 3 , 1 0 6 4 , 9 7 3 3 , 1 1 8 2 , 3 7 9

Skilled building and construction .. M 1 , 0 8 0 1 , 3 3 7 1 , 4 4 0 1 , 8 7 9 1 , 3 3 2 1 , 4 8 5 1 , 3 1 7 1 , 2 9 0

F 1 . 1 2 1 - 1 - -

Skilled metal and electrical .. .. M 1 , 6 2 6 1 ,9 9 1 1 , 9 1 6 1 , 7 9 5 5 ,8 9 1 4 , 5 5 5 5 , 7 8 0 6 , 6 8 6

F 3 5 13 7 36 19 19 18

Other skilled not included elsewhere (d) M 4 1 2 540 6 6 4 592 1 , 4 2 8 1 , 2 9 6 1 , 2 3 4 1 , 2 9 9

F 115 148 171 149 317 263 151 149

Semi-skilled .. .. .. .. M. 8 , 4 7 7 1 0 , 9 3 9 1 2 ,1 6 1 1 2 , 9 2 9 9 ,1 7 1 6 , 2 6 7 5 ,6 9 1 5 , 4 8 4

F 3 , 9 2 2 5 , 0 8 7 5 , 8 0 2 5 , 6 2 8 7 , 9 7 7 5 , 8 8 3 4 , 0 9 2 4 , 5 8 5

Unskilled manual .. .. .. M 8 ,2 3 1 1 0 , 2 8 3 1 2 ,5 6 5 1 0 ,9 8 1 4 ,3 2 1 2 , 3 2 6 2 , 3 5 0 2 , 0 7 3

F 73 51 55 48 179 8 0 66 76

Service occupations (e).. .. .. M 1 , 9 5 9 3 , 0 0 0 3 ,3 8 1 3 , 2 9 7 1 , 2 2 0 8 4 0 793 777

F 5 , 0 3 5 5 , 9 8 5 6 ,9 1 1 6 , 6 5 4 3 , 8 4 7 2 , 6 6 2 2 , 3 6 7 2 , 4 0 6

TOTAL .. .. ..

M 2 7 , 3 9 8 3 4 , 2 9 8 3 9 , 1 9 0 3 8 , 0 0 0 2 9 , 4 7 7 2 1 , 4 8 4 2 0 , 9 7 5 2 4 , 7 9 5

F 2 0 , 1 3 6 2 3 , 9 9 3 2 7 , 7 9 6 2 6 , 0 4 6 2 0 , 0 1 8 1 4 , 1 1 8 1 0 , 4 9 3 1 1 , 8 5 7

(a) Includes persons seeking apprenticeships, cadetships and other trainee occupations, and vacancies for such persons. (b) See footnote (a) Table I. (c) See footnote (b) Table I. (d) Includes skilled workers in mining and in the stone, glass, chemicals, leather, rubber, clothing, textiles, footwear, food,

drink, tobacco, wood, furnishing, paper and printing trades. (e) Includes hairdressers, private domestics, hotel and guest-house workers, caretakers and cleaners, and protective service occupations.

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TABLE 3 : SURVEY O F EM PLOYM ENT IN LARGER PRIVATE FACTORIES (a) AUSTRALIA

. Industry group Employment in survey

A p r i l 1970

Percentage change since previous month

A p r i l »70 A p r i l '6 9 A p r i l · 68 A p r i l 167

Building materials .. .. .. . . .. 4 9 ,2 1 9 ” 0 .5 3 '( c ) + 0 .3 2 ( c )

Basic metals .. .. .. .. .. 7 3 ,6 0 0 +1.76 - 0 . 8 9 + 0 .5 6 ( b )

Transportation equipment .. .. .. .. 9 6 ,0 0 8 +0 . 3 3 · + 0 .8 1 + 0 .5 7 + 0 .6 8

Other metal manufacture .. .. . . . . 1 6 0 ,0 1 4 +0 . 7 3 + 0 .5 4 + 0 .6 5 ( c )

Chemicals and allied products .. . . . . 3 1 ,7 8 6 - 2 .1 5 - Ο .29 ( c ) -Ο.32

Clothing and textiles . . . . .. .. .. 9 5 ,9 6 3 - 0 . 5 3 -Ο.4 6 - 0 .5 3 + 0 .3 0

Food, drink and tobacco .. .. . . .. 9 4 ,1 9 6 - 4 . 4 9 - 6 .8 5 - 7 . 9 7 - 3 . 8 8

All other .. .. .. .. . . .. 9 2 ,4 8 9 + 0 .3 7 + 0 .4 3 ( c ) + 0 .2 5

TOTAL : All groups .. .. .. ..

Excluding food, drink and tobacco ..

6 9 3 ,2 7 5 5 9 9 ,0 7 9

- 0 . 4 0 + 0 .2 7

- 0 . 8 7 + 0 .1 2

- 0 .9 3 + 0 .2 5

- 0.41 + 0 .1 6

(a) The survey covers practically all private factories with 100 or more employees and a large section of those with between 50 and 100 employees. Data relates to the last pay-day of the month.

( b ) I n c r e a s e l e s s th a n 0.1% . ( c ) D e c r e a s e l e s s t h a n 0.1% .

TABLE 4 : SURVEY O F OVERTIME A N D SH O R T TIME W ORKED IN LARGER PRIVATE FACTORIES (a) AUSTRALIA

A. O v e rtim e

Industry group

Percentage of factories in survey working

overtime

Percentage of employees in survey working

overtime

Average hours of overtime

per person working overtime

per

employee in survey

Survey week : M a r c h 1 9 7 0

Building materials .. .. .. 8 2 . 0 4 7 - 3 9 . 7 4 . 6

Basic metals .. .. .. .. 8 8 . 0 5 1 . 8 9 . 9 5 .1

Transportation equipment .. .. 8 3 . 0 4 9 . 5 9 - 2 4 * 6

Other metal manufacture.. .. .. 8 6 . 5 4 4 . 0 8 . 6 3 . 8

Chemicals and allied products .. .. 7 7 . 8 3 0 . 5 8 . 5 2 . 6

Clothing and textiles .. .. .. 5 5 . 7 2 7 . 0 6 . 9 1 . 8

Food, drink and tobacco .. .. .. 7 3 . 2 3 5 . 0 1 0 . 4 3 . 7

All other .. .. .. .. 8 2 . 8 3 5 . 7 9 . 4 3 . 3

TOTAL : All groups .. .. .. .. .. .. 7 7 . 0 4 0 . 4 ' 9 . 2 3 . 7

Survey week M a r c h 1969 7 6 . 0 3 8 . 6 8 . 8 3 . 4

M a r c h 1 9 6 8 7 3 . 9 3 9 - 2 8 . 7 3 . 4

M a r c h 1 9 6 7 7 2 . 7 3 6 . 9 8 . 3 3 . 0

Seasonally adjusted d a ta —average overtime hours per employee:

O c to b e r 1969 3 . 5 ϊ Novem ber 1969 3 » 4 l D ecem ber 1969 3 .4 ?

J a n u a r y 1970 3 - 5 1 F e b r u a r y 1970 3 .4 } M arch 1970 3 .4 ·

B. S h o rt tim e : One f a c t o r y i n t h e s u r v e y w orked s h o r t tim e d u r in g t h e s u r v e y w eek.

D e t a i l s a r e n o t a v a i l a b l e f o r p u b l i c a t i o n .

(a) About 90 per cent, of factories in the Larger Private Factory Survey provide data on overtime and short time worked ; employment in these factories represents, on average, about 80 per cent, of all employees in the Survey. Data generally relates to the second-last week of the month.

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TABLE 5 : C O M M O N W E A L T H EM PLOYM ENT SERVICE STATISTICS N E W S O U T H WALES (incl. A.C.T.)

A. Original data

Particulars A p r i l 1970

A p r i l 1969 A p r i l 1968

A p r i l 1967

Males Females Total Total Total Total

U n e m p lo y ed (a) At end of month (b) : Total .. .. ..

Adults .. .. ..

Juniors (c) .. .. ..

Variation since previous Total .. .. ..

month : Adults .. .. ..

Juniors (c) .. .. ..

8 , 1 5 0 5 , 9 5 9 2 , 1 9 1

+309 +418 - 1 0 9

7 , 0 2 1 3 , 8 8 9 3 , 1 3 2

- 1 5 6 +12 - 1 6 8

1 5 ,1 7 1 9 , 8 4 8 5 , 3 2 3

+ 1 5 3 + 4 3 0

- 2 7 7

1 8 , 9 0 0 1 2 ,5 7 1 6 , 3 2 9

- 3 9 4 +71 - 4 6 5

2 0 , 7 9 5 1 3 , 8 0 4 6 , 9 9 1

- 8 0 0 - 1 8 0 - 6 2 0

2 2 , 8 3 1 1 5 , 0 6 9 7 , 7 6 2

+175 +289 - 1 1 4

U n e m p lo y m e n t Benefit Recipients (d) At end of month (e) .. .. .. .. ..

Variation since previous month .. .. . . ..

1 , 7 5 3 - 2 1 , 5 8 4 - 6 6

3 , 3 3 7 - 6 8 4 , 6 2 3 +141

6 , 4 7 6 +369

7 , 0 6 6 - 9 5

Proportion of W ork Force Unemployed (o) .. .. .. .. . . ..

In receipt of Unemployment Benefit (e) .. .. ..

- - 0 . 7 696

0 .1 7 9 6 0 . 9 7 $

0 . 2 4 1° 1 . 0 9 96 0.3496

1 .2 2 9 6

0 . 3 8 1o

Unfilled Vacancies At end of month (b) . . .. .. .. ..

Variation since previous month .. .. .. ..

1 3 , 1 0 9 -8 7 4 8 , 5 7 5 - 3 7 4

2 1 , 6 8 4 - 1 , 2 4 8 1 3 , 4 0 9 - 1 , 7 1 5

1 2 , 1 4 8 - 1 , 0 6 4

1 2 , 5 4 3 - 5 8 0

Vacancies Notified Weekly average during month . . .. .. ..

Variation since previous month .. .. .. ..

3 , 0 7 2 - 6 3 4 1 , 9 8 9 - 6 3

5 ,0 6 1 - 6 9 7

4 , 1 4 1 - 1 , 7 5 4

4 , 0 4 0 - 1 , 2 1 1

4 , 4 1 2 - 1 6 4

Placements Weekly average during month .. .. .. ..

Variation since previous month .. .. .. ..

2 , 1 1 9 - 3 7 3 1 , 2 6 4 - 1 9 5

3 , 3 8 3 - 5 6 8

3 , 0 4 8 - 1 , 1 2 2 '

2 , 8 9 6

- 1 , 0 1 9

3 , 2 3 1 - 2 1 6

B. Seasonally adjusted data ( f )

Month

Unemployed (0) ( g ) Unfilled Vacancies (b) Unemployment Benefit

Recipients (e)

Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total

1969 November 1 1 ,6 8 9 8 ,3 2 9 1 9 ,8 8 0 11,702 8 ,1 3 3 19,572 2,502 1 ,9 0 9 4 ,4 6 5

D ecem ber 1 1 ,0 1 0 7 ,9 0 9 1 8 ,8 2 0 12,386 8 ,6 6 5 20,76C 2 ,9 6 5 2 ,0 5 7 ■4,979

1970 J a n u a r y 1 0 ,4 7 7 7 ,5 9 3 18,141 1 2 ,8 5 7 9 ,3 3 2 2 1 ,9 7 7 2 ,3 0 5 1,81'8 4 ,1 4 4

F e b r u a r y 8 ,9 4 9 7 ,0 1 3 16,041 1 3 ,6 0 ^ 9 ,9 1 0 23,34£ 1 ,8 2 6 1 ,5 1 7 3 ,3 2 0

M arch 8,63 7 6 ,7 1 5 1 5 ,3 7 4 1 4 ,4 3 2 9 ,5 5 6 2 4 , 3 7 ε 2 ,0 4 2 1 ,6 0 7 3 ,6 1 7

A p r i l 8, 6 98 6, 8 40 15,502 1 5 ,0 8 5 9 ,7 7 8 2 5 ,6 0 1 1 ,8 1 5 1 ,4 8 9 3,3 8 1

(a) Persons who when registering with the Commonwealth Employment Service claimed that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the Friday nearest the end of the month. Includes those referred to employers and any who had obtained employment without notifying the C.E.S. All recipients of Unemployment Benefit are included.

(b) At trie Friday nearest the end of the month, (c) Persons under 21 years, including school leavers, (d) Soiree: Department of Social Services, (e) At the f i r s t Saturday following the collection of C.E.S. s ta tis tic s , (f) Revised. Figures are subject to further revision and m st be (gj Aggregate of seasonally adjusted figures for school leavers and used with special care. others. .

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. NEW SOUTH WALES (INCL. A .C .T .) - END-APRIL 1970

TABLE 6 : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS BY EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT

Employment district (o)

Unemployed (b)

Unfilled Vacancies (c)

Unemployment Benefit Recipients (d)

Males Females Males Females Males Females

Non-metropolitan : Albury .. .. .. .. ■. · · ·· 2 1 7 281 108 62 43 66

Armidale .. .. .. .. .. ■ · ■ ■ 73 77 8 7 56 • 8 2

Bathurst .. .. .. .. . ■ · · · · 66 10 7 62 26 19 25

Bega .. .. .. .. ·â–  ·· ·· 58 22 74 16 27 10

Broken Hill .. .. .. .. ■ · · · 96 71 6 1 61 41

Canberra .. .. .. .. ■ · · · · · 116 133 2 5 0 128 7 4

Casino .. .. .. .. .. - ■ · · 42 122 2 7 · 5 8 22

Cessnock .. .. .. .. .. ■ · · · 103 108 24 19 . 55 38

Cowra .. .. .. .. .. · ■ · · 166 1 16 17 17 66 37

Dubbo .. .. .. .. .. ·· · · 167 126 171 4 0 57 68

Gosford .. .. .. .. .. · - ■ · 3 34 256 42 21 105 54

Goulburn .. .. .. .. .. ■ ■ ■ · 82 87 147 51 11 5

Grafton .. .. .. .. .. . · · · · 126 164 16 7 65 71

Griffith .. .. .. .. .. - - · · 133 8 6 61 15 33 14

Inverell .. .. .. .. .. · · · · 75 51 45 13 3 4

Katoomba .. .. .. .. .. · · · · 51 71 10 15 9 5

Kempsey .. .. .. .. .. · · ■ · 282 220 41 21 134 87

Leeton .. .. .. .. . . . . .. 106 82 50 26 35 38

Lismore .. .. .. .. .. .. · · 256 182 8 7 144 4 2

Lithgow .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 97 105 76 35 4 2 25

Maitland .. .. .. ■ .. .. ·. · · 97 185 218 60 39 58

Murwillumbah .. .. .. .. · · · · 115 107 2 7 36 53

Narrabri .. .. .. .. .. .. ■ · 116 84 . 94 31 18 14 ,

Newcastle.. .. .. . . .. .· ... 318 4 6 7 393 54 113 190

Nowra .. .. .. .. .. · · ·. 72 135 25 15 31 25

Orange .. .. .. .. .. · · · · 93 115 138 82 6 23

Parkes .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 61 76 60 17 14 34

Tamworth.. .. .. .. ' . . · · ■ ■ 77 140 25 15 - 13

"Taree .. .. .. .. .. . · .· " 76 111 14 5 33 54

Wagga Wagga .. .. .. .. ’ .. .. 191 256 115 61 55 96

Wollongong .. .. .. .. · · . · 589 649 594 154 172 168

Total non-metropolitan .. .. .. ·â–  ·· 4 ,4 5 1 4 , 7 9 2 3 , 0 0 0 1 , 0 8 2 1 , 4 4 9 1 , 3 8 6

Total metropolitan Sydney .. .. .. · · ■ ■ 3 , 6 9 9 2 , 2 2 9 1 0 , 1 0 9 7 , 4 9 3 304 198

STATE TOTAL ................................................................... 8 , 1 5 0 7 ,0 2 1 1 3 , 1 0 9 8 , 5 7 5 1 , 7 5 3 1 , 5 8 4

(b)

(0 (<#)

Areas served by District Offices of the Commonwealth Employment Service. These areas generally extend beyond the city or town where the District Office is located. For example, the Orange District Office serves the City of Orange, and the Shires of Canobolas, Lyndhurst and Molong. From time to time in accordance with operational requirements there may be adjustments to District Office areas, e.g., in the event of the establishment of a new District Office. When

this happens comparisons are not strictly possible with previous months or years. See footnote (a) Table I. See footnote (b) Table I. '

See footnote (d) Table I.

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TABLE 7 : UNEM PLO YED PERSONS A N D UNFILLED VACANCIES BY O C C U P A T IO N A L G RO UP (o) N E W S O U T H WALES (ind. A.C.T.)

Unemployed (b) | Unfilled Vacancies (c)

Occupational group E n d - A p r i l

1 9 7 0

B i d - A p r i l

1969

E nd-J 19' L p r i l f °

E n d - A p r i l 1969

Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females

Rural .. .. .. .. .. 463 4 4 4 1 2 4 7 2 7 8 15 2 3 8 23

Professional and semi-professional .. .. 135 97 100 120 205 1 , 3 4 4 2 1 0 1 , 1 2 7

Clerical and administrative .. .. .. 912 3 , 5 5 0 1 , 1 0 8 3 , 8 1 0 2 , 0 0 1 2 , 2 2 8 1 , 4 5 7 1 , 5 2 6

Skilled building and construction .. .. 308 1 391 - 4 5 7 - 347 1

Skilled metal and electrical .. .. .. 4 7 0 1 571 2 , 1 5 2 9 1 , 6 4 2 5

O ther skilled (d) .. .. .. .. 101 33 175 38 42 9 97 31 6 8 5

Semi-skilled .. .. .. .. 2 , 4 8 3 1 , 4 1 3 3 , 5 8 1 1 , 7 6 0 4 , 3 8 5 3 , 2 8 1 2 , 1 4 9 1 , 9 2 0

Unskilled manual .. .. .. .. 2 , 6 8 2 33 3 , 5 9 8 31 2 , 6 8 4 85 1 ,0 1 1 31

Service occupations (e) .. .. .. .5 9 6 1 , 8 4 9 1 , 0 6 1 2 , 0 9 7 518 1 , 5 1 6 2 9 0 1 , 0 3 1

TOTAL .. .. .. .. 8 , 1 5 0 7 , 0 2 1 1 0 , 9 9 7 7 , 9 0 3 13,109 8 , 5 7 5 7 , 6 6 0 5 , 7 4 9

(a) Includes persons seeking apprenticeships, cadetships and other trainee occupations, and vacancies for such persons. (b) See footnote (a) Table I. (c) See footnote, (b) Table I. (d) Includes skilled workers in mining and in the stone, glass, chemicals, leather, rubber, clothing, textiles, footwear, food,

drink, tobacco, wood, furnishing, paper and printing trades. (e) Includes hairdressers, private domestics, hotel and guest-house workers, caretakers and cleaners, and protective service occupations.

Note on employment and overtime in larger private factories : New South Wales (ind. A.C.T.)

E m ploym ent 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 s u rv e y e d f e l l by 0 .5 $ d u r in g A p r i l . 1970» com­

p a r e d w i t h a n a v e r a g e d e c r e a s e o f 0 .3 $ i n A p r i l o f t h e l a s t t h r e e y e a r s . E x c lu d in g t h e

f o o d , d r i n k and to b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s t h e r e was a r i s e o f' 0 .1 $ . The t r e n d shown by p a p e r

p r o d u c t s a n d p r i n t i n g a n d b a s i c m e ta l m a n u f a c tu r e was m ore f a v o u r a b l e t h a n i n p r e v i o u s

y e a r s , w h ile t h e t r e n d shown by e l e c t r i c a l m a c h in e ry a n d c a b l e s , v e h i c l e s a n d c l o t h i n g

w as l e s s f a v o u r a b l e .

In the week ended 20th March 1970, overtime was worked by 40.7$ of employees in factories covered by the Department's survey, compared with 41 ·3$ in March 1969· The average overtime worked per employee in the survey was 3*7 hours compared with 3*6 hours a year earlier.

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A. Original data ^ C v ,« : ,Ο N W E A L T H F M P L P Y M ' V V SERVI CE STv

TABLE 8 : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS VICTORIA

V ! t . : u : t ; ■ ■

r - l . 1 Particulars A p r i l 1970

A p r i l !

1969 ;

A p r i l 1968 A p r i l 1967

Males Females . Total Total j Total Total

U n e m p lo y ed (o) 1

At end of month (b) : Total . . . . .. 7 , 2 6 9 ' 4 , 7 0 9 1 1 , 9 7 8 1 4 ,2 1 4 , 1 9 , 5 8 2 1 3 , 1 2 4

Adults . . .. . 5 , 2 1 8 2 , 6 4 0 7 , 8 5 8 9 , 7 8 3 ' 1 3 , 5 4 5 9 , 2 2 7

. ^ ^ Juniors (c) .. .. .. 2 ,0 5 1 2 , 0 6 9 - 4 , 1 2 d

4 , 4 3 1 . 6 , 0 3 7 3 , 8 9 7

Variation since previous Total .. .. . . 4-912 ’ +46 +958 +285' +355 +404

month : Adults .. .. .. +943 '+289 +1 ,2 3 2 +688 + 1 , 2 7 7 +915

Juniors (c) . . . . . . -3 1 - 2 4 3 - 2 7 4 - 4 0 3 , - 9 2 2 -5 1 1

V . "

U n e m p lo y m e n t Benefit Recipients (d) At end of month (e) .. .. .. .. ..

■

1 , 4 5 0 795 2 , 2 4 5

Ϊ ' 1

1 3 ,6 3 1 · 5 , 0 0 7 3 , 2 6 9

Variation since previous month .. .. .. . . +101 - 4 0 +61 : + 3 0 2 :

i i

+814 +306

Ui ' 1 ’"■ * ^ '

P ro p o rtio n of W o r k Force ■

Unemployed (a) .. .. .. .. .. ..

' ■

0 . 8 2 $

' !

0 .9 9 $ ! 1 .3 9 $ r 0 . 9 4 $

In receipt of Unemployment Benefit (e) .. . .. _ - 0 . 1 5 $ 0 . 2 5 $ · 0 . 3 5 $ 0 . 2 4$

Unfilled Vacancies At end of month (b) .. . . . . . . 7 , 7 5 6 7 , 5 2 3 1 5 , 2 7 9 ' 1 2 , 2 9 6 1 0 , 1 8 8 1 5 , 2 1 8

Variation since previous month . . . . .. - 2 , 1 4 3 - 1 , 0 7 5 - 3 , 2 1 8 - 9 0 4 - 1 , 7 5 4 - 1 , 1 6 1

Vacancies Notified Weekly average during month . . . . .. . . 1 , 0 0 9 1 , 1 2 8 2,937!· 2 , 5 5 5 2 , 5 8 4 2 , 8 0 6

Variation since previous month . . . . . . - 6 8 6 - 1 4 3 -829* - 1 , 4 3 3 -9 9 1 - 4 5 3

P la cem e n ts Weekly average during month .. .. . . . 1 ,3 6 2 717 2 ,0 7 9 1 ,9 5 8 2 ,0 1 1 1 ,9 5 1

Variation since previous month . . .. . . . -6 8 6 -1 0 5 -791' - 1 ,2 2 9 -8 9 8 -593

B. Seasonally adjusted data (f)

M onth

Unemployed (a) (g) Unfilled Vacancies (b) I Unemployment Benefit * Recipients (e)

M ales Fem ales Total M ales Fem ales Total ! M ales | Fem ales . Total 1969 November 8 ,9 6 0 5 ,0 5 7 1 4 ,0 5 3 . 8 ,9 4 3 7 ,6 2 6 1 6 ,6 2 2 ! 1,944 893 2 ,8 6 7

D ecem ber 8 ,5 2 4 - 5 ,3 7 7 1 3 ,8 8 7 8 ,1 8 4 8 ,0 6 0 1 6 ,6 7 7 ■ 2,172 945 3 ,0 7 3

1970 J a n u a r y •8,379- 5,161 1 3 ,5 2 9 9 ,0 7 5 8 ,3 1 5 17,0831’ 1,846 953 2 ,8 1 0

P e b r u a iy 8,22 4 4 ,9 3 9 1 3 ,2 4 5 9 ,7 1 8 8,702 18,201 ' 1,673 777 2 ,4 6 0

M arch 7 ,4 3 4 4 ,7 0 2 11,710 9 ,9 4 5 9 ,2 0 5 18,9401; 1,7 3 1 781 2 ,5 4 0

A p r i l 7 ,9 7 4 4 ,6 4 4 1 2 ,5 2 4 9 ,0 2 9 8 ,9 1 4 17,7051 1 ,6 0 0 725 2 ,3 3 9

(a) Persons who when registering with the Commonwealth Employment Service claimed that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the Friday nearest the end of the month. Includes those referred to employers and any who had obtained employment without notifying the C.E.S. All recipients of Unemployment Benefit are included. (b) At the Friday nearest the end of the month.

(c) Persons under 21 years, including school leavers. r

(d) Source : Department of Social Services.

(e) At the first Saturday following the collection of C.E.S. statistics.

(f) Revised. Figures are subject to further revision and-nust be used with special care.

(g) Aggregate' of seasonally adjusted figures for school leavers and.others. -

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VICTORIA - END-APRIL 1970

TABLE 9 : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS BY EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT

Employment district (a)

Unemployed (b) Unfilled Vacancies (c) Unemployment Benefit Recipients (d)

Males Females Males Females Males Females

Non-metropolitan :

Ararat .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 61 82 28 19 13 12

Ballarat ... .. .. .. .. .. .. 325 160 10 5 72 13 6 56

Bendigo .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 358 269 166 101 82 62

Geelong .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 2 2 522 2 2 7 111 168 179

Hamilton .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 128 15 4 51 16 39 4 8

Horsham .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 75 63 8 10 37 2 7 Kerang .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 19 43 67 31 5 5 Mildura .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 122 117 41 33 11 10 Morwell .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 234 193 84 67 88 51 Sale .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 148 147 41 33 16 15 Seymour .. .. .. .. .. ·.. .. 53 121 90 22 TO 10 Shepparton .. .. .. .. .. .. 239 87 - 65 ‘ 34 54 19 Swan Hill .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 78 4 0 33 41 1 5 Wangaratta .. ... .. .. .. .. 83 1 6 0 125 67 2 3 2 8 Warragul .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. 92 4 3 24 39 10 8 Warrnambool .. .. .. .. .. .. 239 105 76 103 49 2 6Total non-metropolitan .. .. .. .. .. 2 , 8 7 6 2 , 3 0 6 1 , 2 3 1 799 74 2 561 Total metropolitan Melbourne .. .. .. .. 4 , 3 9 3 2 , 4 0 3 6 , 5 2 5 6 , 7 2 4 708 23 4STATE TOTAL .. .. .. .. .. 7 , 2 6 9 4 , 7 0 9 ' 7 , 7 5 6 7 , 5 2 3 1 , 4 5 0 795(b)(c) ( d )Areas served by District Offices of the Commonwealth Employment Service. These areas generally extend beyond the city or town where the District Office is located. For example, the Mildura District Office serves the City of Mildura, and the Shires of Birchip, Karkarooc, Mildura, and Walpeup. From time to time in accordance with operational requirements there may be adjustments to District Office areas, e.g., in the event of the establishment of a new District Office. When this happens comparisons are not strictly possible with previous months or years.See footnote (a) Table I.See footnote (6) Table I.See footnote (d) Table I.

TABLE 10 : U NEM PLO YED PERSONS A N D UN FILLED VACANCIES BY O C C U P A T IO N A L GROUP (o) VIC TO R IA

' 10

Occupational group '

Unemployed (b) Unfilled Vacancies (c)

E n d - A p r i l

_____ 1970______

E n d - A p r i l 1969

E n d - A p r i l 1970

E nd-, 19 A p r i l 69

Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females

Rural .. .. .. .. .. 235 19 2 4 4 15 132 8 169 6

Professional and semi-professional .. .. 68 55 8 0 81 319 508 235 385

Clerical and administrative .. .. .. 905 2 , 4 2 3 8 7 4 2 , 6 6 8 1 , 2 8 0 1 , 7 4 5 1 , 0 2 8 8 9 7

Skilled building and construction .. .. 311 - 355 - 283 - 4 2 9 -

Skilled metal and electrical .. .. .. 4 3 0 1 526 - 1 , 8 8 1 2 5 1 , 4 6 3 9

O t h e r skilled (d) . . . . . . .. 1 3 7 3 3 1 4 5 38 4 2 5 1 6 0 4 2 8 141

Semi-skilled . . . . . . . . 2 , 6 3 1 1 , 3 2 4 3 ,0 5 1 1 ,6 2 8 2,571 3 ,8 9 3 2 ,0 8 5 3 ,4 4 8

Unskilled manual .. .. .. .. 1 ,8 3 8 9 2 ,3 7 8 5 489 27 436 34

Service occupations (e) .. .. .. 714 845 1 ,0 1 2 1 ,1 1 4 376 1 ,1 5 7 283 820

. T O T A L ................................................ 7 ,2 6 9 4 ,7 0 9 8 ,6 6 5 5 ,5 4 9 7 ,7 5 6 7 ,5 2 3 6 ,5 5 6 5 ,7 4 0

(a) Includes persons seeking apprenticeships, cadetships and other trainee occupations, and vacancies for such persons. (b) See footnote (a) Table I. (c) See footnote (b) Table I. (d) Includes skilled workers in mining and in the stone, glass, chemicals, leather, rubber, clothing, textiles, footwear, food,

drink, tobacco, wood, furnishing, paper and printing trades. (e) Includes hairdressers, private domestics, hotel and guest-house workers, caretakers and cleaners, and protective service occupations.

Note on employment and overtime in larger private factories : Victoria

U nploym ent 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 s u rv e y e d d e c r e a s e d by 1 .8 $ i n A p r i l 1 9 70, co m p a re

w i t h f a l l s o f 1 .4 $ , 2 .5 $ a n d 1 .2 $ i n A p r i l o f t h e l a s t t h r e e y e a r s . E x c lu d in g t h e f o o d ,

d r i n k a n d to b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s t h e r e was a f a l l o f l e s s t h a n 0 .1 $ . The t r e n d shown by

e l e c t r i c a l m a c h in e ry a n d c a b l e s , b a s i c m e t a l m a n u f a c tu r e an d s h i p b u i l d i n g was m ore

f a v o u r a b l e t h a n i n p r e v i o u s y e a r s , w h ile t h e t r e n d shown by f o o d p r o c e s s i n g , t e x t i l e s a n d

k n i t t e d g o o d s a n d c l o t h i n g was l e s s f a v o u r a b l e .

In the week ended 20th March 1970, overtime was worked by 37*7$ of employees in factories surveyed by the Department, compared with 32.8$ in March 1969} the average overtime per person in the survey was 3·5 hours, compared with 2.9 hours a year earlier.

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TABLE II : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS QUEENSLAND

A. Original data

Particulars

A p r i l 1 9 7 0

A p r i l

1969

A p r i l 1968 A p r i l 1967

Males Females Total Total Total Total

U n e m p lo y ed (a) At end of month (b) : Total .. .. .. 5 , 5 5 6 3 , 6 6 0 9 y 2 l 6 1 1 , 7 8 6 1 3 , 3 4 7 1 4 , 6 4 8

Adults .. .. .. 4 , 2 3 3 1 , 7 5 4 5 , 9 8 7 7 , 7 8 0 8 , 5 4 8 1 0 , 0 9 5

Juniors (c) .. .. .. 1 , 3 2 3 1 , 9 0 6 3 , 2 2 9 4 , 0 0 6 4 , 7 9 9 4 , 5 5 3

Variation since previous Total .. .. .. - 1 , 6 0 7 - 6 3 4 - 2 , 2 4 1 - 1 , 6 8 0 - 1 , 6 2 5 - 1 , 4 3 8

month : Adults .. .. .. - 1 , 1 8 4 - 1 5 3 - 1 , 3 3 7 . - 6 8 6 - 8 8 2 - 5 4 5

. .... · Juniors (c). . .. . . . . . · .. - 4 2 3 . - 4 8 1 - 9 0 4 - 9 9 4 - 8 0 3 - 8 9 3

U n e m p lo y m e n t Benefit Recipients (d) At end of month (e) .. .. .. .. .. 2 , 3 6 1 1 , 1 4 7 3 , 5 0 8 4 , 8 1 1 5 , 4 7 0 6 , 5 1 0

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 8 8 4 - 1 7 9 - 1 , 0 6 3 - 3 3 5 - 1 , 1 2 5 - 1 , 2 4 1

P ro p o r tio n of W o r k Force ’

Unemployed (a) .. .. .. .. .. .. - - 1. 2 9$ 1 . 6 8 # 1 . 9 4 # 2 . 17#

In receipt of Unemployment Benefit (e) .. .. .. - - 0 . 4 9 # 0 . 6 9 # 0 . 8 0 # 0 . 9 7 #

Unfilled Vacancies At end of month (b) .. .. .. .. .. 2 , 0 2 7 1 , 4 4 2 3 , 4 6 9 2 , 0 2 5 2 , 4 8 0 2 , 6 1 8

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 1 4 + 2 5 6 + 2 4 2 - 1 0 6 - 1 3 4 - 3 2

Vacancies Notified Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 1 , 5 2 0 713 2 , 2 3 3 1 ,6 3 1 1 , 5 6 5 1 , 6 1 2

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. +21 +19 + 40 - 2 9 6 - 1 9 2 + 1 5 5

P la cem e n ts Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 1 , 1 2 2

+ 4 6

44 3 1 , 5 6 5 1 , 2 0 5

- 2 2 6

1 , 1 5 8 1 , 1 3 8

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 4 +42 -9 9 + 7 0

B. Seasonally adjusted data (f)

Month

Unemployed (0) (g r) Unfilled Vacancies (b) ' Unemployment Benefit

Recipients (e)

Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total

1969 Novem ber 7,221 4 ,2 1 8 1 1 ,4 4 5 1 ,7 4 7 1,031 2 ,7 8 8 3 ,2 2 4 1 ,2 9 6 4 ,4 5 0

D ecem ber 6 ,7 4 7 4 ,1 0 8 1 0 ,7 9 3 1 ,4 9 5 1 ,0 8 5 2 ,6 0 3 2, 9 0 0 1 ,3 6 3 4 ,2 3 3

1970 J a n u a r y 6,689 4 ,0 1 6 1 0 ,6 7 3 2 ,0 9 7 1,2 5 1 3 ,3 6 0 2 ,6 1 9 1 ,2 7 9 3 ,8 2 7

F e b r u a r y 6,29 0 3 ,8 0 1 1 0 ,0 8 0 2 ,2 9 5 1,402 3 ,6 8 9 2 ,4 7 5 1 ,1 4 3 3,556

M arch 6 ,0 1 9 3 ,6 6 9 9,74C 2 ,2 8 4 1 ,3 9 3 3 ,6 6 5 2 ,5 0 7 1 ,0 6 3 3 ,5 7 7

A p r i l 5 ,311 3 ,2 2 3 8 ,4 7 1 2 ,3 6 5 1,702 4 ,0 3 8 2 ,2 1 7 957 3 ,1 8 6

(a) Persons who when registering with the Commonwealth Employment Service claimed that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the Friday nearest the end of the month. Includes those referred to employers and any who had obtained employment without notifying the C.E.S. All recipients of Unemployment Benefit are included. (b) At the Friday nearest the end of the month.

(c) Persons under 21 years, including school leavers.

(d) Source : Department of Social Services.

(e) At the first Saturday following the collection of C.E.S. statistics.

(f) Revised. Figures are subject to fxrther revision and rust be used with special care. (g) Aggregate of seasonally adjusted figures for school leavers and others.

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QUEENSLAND - END-APRIL 1970

TABLE 12 : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS BY EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT

Employment district (o)

Males Females Males Females Mai es Females

Non-metropolitan : Atherton .. .. .. 1 0 4 50 21 7 . 61 20

Ayr .. .. .. 2 4 6 96 20 5 94 60

Bundaberg .. .. 347. 192 42 16 219 93

Cairns .. .. .. 8 5 6 19 2 47 21 398 67

Charleville .. .·. 41 14 12 ‘ 5 19 5

Gladstone .. .. .. 117 69 55 8 15 13

Gympie .. .. .. 89 102 11 5 50 59

Ingham .. .. .. 35 4 46 8 11 2 6 7 17

Innisfail .. .. .. 190 69 29 5 128 22

Ipswich .. .. .. 191 256 41 32 73 89

Longreach .. .. .. 16 20 16 6 1 6

Mackay .. ' ■ .. .. - 4 8 0 279 63 31 219 74

Maryborough .. .. 183 141 35 17 97 63

Mount Isa .. .. .. 53 48 42 26 3

Rockhampton .. .. 161 245 118 28 37 68

S o uthport.. .. .'. 177 134 34 43 51 17

Toowoomba .. .. 4 6 2 315 68 38 2 5 0 138

Townsville .. .. 318 3 2 4 88 22 118 • 97

Warwick .. - .. .. 65 8 4 13 24 22 41

Total non-metropolitan .. 4 , 4 5 0 2 , 6 7 6 763 35 0 2 , 1 1 9 . 95 2

Total metropolitan Brisbane .. 1 , 1 0 6 9 8 4 1 , 2 6 4 1 , 0 9 2 2 4 2 I 195

■

STATE TOTAL .. .. .. .. .. 5 , 5 5 6 3 , 6 6 0 2 , 0 2 7 1 , 4 4 2 2 , 3 6 1 1 , 1 4 7

Unemployed (b)

Unfilled Vacancies (c)

Unemployment Benefit Recipients (d)

( « )

( b )

(c) (<0

Areas served by District Offices of the Commonwealth Employment Service. These areas generally extend beyond the city or town where the District Office is located. For example, the Cairns District Office serves the City of Cairns, the Town of Thursday Island, and the Shires of Cook, Douglas and Mulgrave. From time to time in accordance with operational requirements there may be adjustments to District Office areas, e.g., in the event of the establishment of a

new District Office. When this happens comparisons are not strictly possible with previous months or years. See footnote (o) Table I. · ■

See footnote (b) Table I. ·

See footnote (d) Table I.

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TABLE 13 : U NEM PLO YED PERSONS A N D U NFILLED VACANCIES BY O C C U P A T IO N A L GROUP (a) Q U E EN SLA N D

Occupational group

Unemployed (fa) Unfilled Vacancies (c)

E n d -j 19 A p r i l 70

E n d - A p r i l 1969

E n d - A p r i l 1970 E n d - A p r i l 1969

Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females

Rural .. .. .. .. .. 1 , 2 4 0 25 1 , 3 7 2 2 4 72 5 8 7 5

Professional and semi-professional .. .. 33 57 29 62 82 379 4 5 247

Clerical and administrative .. .. .. 4 4 6 2 , 0 3 1 622 2 , 4 5 3 324 326 175 190

Skilled building and construction .. .. 186 - 2 7 6 - 1 2 3 — 1 0 9

Skilled metal and electrical . . . . .. 2 4 0 - 361 - 4 4 4 1 1 7 5 -

O t h e r skilled (d) . . . . . . .. 6 5 19 97 17 91 15 70 9

Semi-skilled .. .. .. .. 1 , 5 1 7 . 372 2 , 1 6 2 483 507 255 2 58 161

Unskilled manual .. .. .. .. 1 , 5 6 2 16 2 , 1 3 3 11 2 7 8 16 15 3 4

Service occupations (e) .. .. .. 2 6 7 1 , 1 4 0 364 1 , 3 2 0 106 44 5 54 283

TOTAL ............................................... 5 , 5 5 6 3 , 6 6 0 7 , 4 1 6 4 , 3 7 0 2 , 0 2 7 1 , 4 4 2 1 , 1 2 6 89 9

(o) Includes persons seeking apprenticeships, cadetships and other trainee occupations, and vacancies for such persons. ( b) See footnote (a) Table I. „

(c) See footnote (b) Table I. (d) Includes skilled workers in mining and in the stone, glass, chemicals, leather, rubber, clothing, textiles, footwear, food, drink, tobacco, wood, furnishing, paper and printing trades. (e) Includes hairdressers, private domestics, hotel and guest-house workers, caretakers and cleaners, and protective service

occupations.

Note on employment and overtime in larger private factories : Queensland

E m ploym ent 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 s u r v e y e d i n c r e a s e d by 4 · 3$ d u r i n g A p r i l 1970»

c o m p a red w ith a f a l l o f 0 . 2 $ i n A p r i l 1969 and r i s e s o f 1 . 1 $ a n d 2 . 1 $ i n A p r i l 1968 a n d

1 9 6 7 . E x c lu d in g t h e f o o d , d r i n k and to b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s t h e r e was a r i s e o f 1 . 9 $ ·

The t r e n d shown by m eat s l a u g h t e r i n g a n d p r o c e s s i n g , s h i p b u i l d i n g and r e p a i r s , fo o d

p r o c e s s i n g 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 in e ry was m ore f a v o u r a b l e t h a n i n p r e v i o u s

y e a r s , w h ile t h e t r e n d shown by s a w m illin g was l e s s f a v o u r a b l e .

In the week ended 20th March 1970, overtime was worked by 34*2$ of employees in factories surveyed by the Department compared with 35*3$ in March 1969} the average overtime per person in the survey was 2.5 hours compared with 2.7 hours a year earlier.

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TABLE 14: C O M M O N W E A L T H EM PLO YM ENT SERVICE STATISTICS S O U T H AUSTRALIA (ind. N.T.)

A. Original data

Particulars A p r i l 1970

A p r i l 1969 A p r i l

1968

A p r i l 1967

Males Females Tout Total Total Total

U nem p lo y ed (a) At end of month (b) : Total .. .. .. 3 , 2 3 1 2 , 5 3 7 5 , 7 6 8 7 , 2 7 4 8 , 1 1 8 8 , 2 1 9

. Adults .. .. .. 2 , 3 4 4 1 , 4 4 3 3 , 7 8 7 4 , 7 8 9 5 , 0 2 2 5 , 2 8 3

Juniors (c) .. . . .. 8 8 ? 1 , 0 9 4 1 ,9 8 1 2 , 4 8 5 3 , 0 9 6 2 , 9 3 6

Variation since previous Total .. .. .. - 2 3 0 - 1 8 8 - 4 1 8 - 1 0 7 - 1 9 0 +309

month : Adults .. .. .. - 9 3 +38 - 5 5 + 254 + 184 +425

Juniors (c) .. .. .. - 1 3 7 - 2 2 6 - 3 6 3 - 3 6 1 - 3 7 4 - 1 1 6

U n e m p lo y m e n t Benefit Recipients (d) At end of month (e) .. .. .. . . . . 859 641 1 , 5 0 0 2 , 1 4 5 3 , 2 0 0

+286

3 , 1 5 9

Variation since previous month .. .. . . .. - 9 8 - 6 6 - 1 6 4 +9 +117

P ro p o r tio n of W o r k Force Unemployed (a) .. .. .. .. .. . . - - 1 . 1 3 / o 1 . 4 5 / 1 . 6 5 / 1 . 6 9 %

In r ecei pt of Unemp lo ymen t Benefit (e) . . . . . . - - Ο . 2 9 % 0 . 4 3 / 0 . 6 5 / 0 . 6 5%

Unfilled Vacancies At end of month (b) .. .. .. .. .. 2 , 4 0 8 8 34 3 , 2 4 2 2 , 3 1 6 1 , 7 6 9 1 , 6 5 8

Variation since previous month . . .. .. .. - 2 8 6 - 1 5 8 - 4 4 4 + 106 - 2 2 3 -1 1

Vacancies Notified Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 94 9 366 1 , 3 1 5 1 , 1 1 5 9 2 0 97 7

Variation since previous month .. .. . . . . - 1 3 2 - 4 8 - 1 8 0 - 2 5 8 - 3 4 8 - 9 4

P la c e m e n ts Weekly average during month .. . . .. .. 732 2 7 4 1 , 0 0 6 873 8 1 7 78 0

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 5 6 - 5 2 - 1 0 8 - 2 8 5 - 2 3 9 -1 8 6

B. Seasonally adjusted data (f)

Month

Unemployed (0) ( g ) Unfilled Vacancies (h) Unemployment Benefit

Recipients (e)

Males Females Total Males . Females . Total Males Females Total

1969 November 3 ,3 3 5 2 ,6 9 7 6 ,0 4 7 2,335 832 3 ,0 9 5 828 658 1 ,4 7 4

December 3 ,6 5 5 2,7.79 6 ,4 6 1 2, 2 0 6 1 ,0 3 2 3 ,1 9 9 1,040 749 1 ,7 6 8

1970 J a n u a r y 3 ,7 6 3 2 ,7 2 7 6,521 2 ,0 8 3 1 ,0 5 3 3 ,2 7 0 1 ,1 5 0 794 1 ,9 6 9

F e b r u a r y 3 ,7 0 5 2 ,4 8 9 6 ,1 6 0 2 ,7 6 3 1 ,1 2 4 3 ,6 7 7 1 ,0 7 9 666 1 ,7 6 2

March 3 ,771 2 ,4 4 7 6 ,1 8 3 2 ,9 5 3 1 ,1 7 6 4 ,1 1 9 1 ,1 5 4 645 1 ,7 8 8

April 3 ,4 3 5 2,251 5 ,7 2 5 2 ,8 1 3 1 ,0 9 9 3 ,9 7 8 929 576 1,502

(a) Persons who when registering with the Commonwealth Employment Service claimed that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the Friday nearest the end of the month. Includes those referred to employers and any who had obtained employment without notifying the C.E.S. All recipients of Unemployment Benefit are included. (b) At the Friday nearest the end of the month.

(c) Persons under 21 years, including school leavers. (d) Source : Department of Social Services.

(e) At the first Saturday following the collection of C.E.S. statistics.

(f) Revised. Figures are subject to further revision and must be used with special care. (g) Aggregate of seasonally adjusted figures for school leavers and others.

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TABLE IS : C O M M O N W EA LTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS BY EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT

SOUTH AUSTRALIA (iN C L. N .T .) - END-APRIL 1970

Employment district (a)

Unemployed (b) Unfilled . vacancies (c) Unemployment Benefit Recipients (d) M ales Females . M ales Females M ales . Fem ales

Non-metropolitan : Alice Springs .. .. .. .. .. .. 49 4 i 93 8 0 1

Darwin ' .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 363 110 308 86 1 -

Gawler .. .. . . .. .. .. 55 38 11 25 21 11

Mount Gambier .. .. .. .. .. .. 67 • 103 60 12 9 2 7

Port Augusta .. .. .. .. .. .. 106 2 4 6 1 6 4 23 14 55

Port Lincoln .. .. .. .. .. .. 64 31 5 0 23 15 7

Port P irie .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 123 1 2 7 2 7 9 67 69

. Renmark .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 32 36 14 2 6 10

Total non-metropolitan .. .. .. .. .. 8 5 9 7 32 7 2 7 2 6 0 134 179

Total metropolitan Adelaide .. .. .. .. .. 2 , 3 7 2 1 , 8 0 5 1 ,6 8 1 . 574 72 5 4 6 2

STATE TOTAL .. .. .. .. .. 3 , 2 3 1 2 , 5 3 7 j 2 , 4 0 8 8 3 4 8 5 9 6 41

(0) See footnote (a) Table 6. (c) See footnote (b) Table I.

(b) See footnote (a) Table I. (d) See footnote (d) Table I.

TABLE 16: UNEM PLOYED PERSONS AND UNFILLED VACANCIES BY O C C U PA T IO N A L G R O U P (a)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA (IN CL. N .T .)

. Occupational group .

Unemployed (b) Unfilled Vacancies (c) E n d - A p r il 1 9 7 0 E n d - A p r il

1969

E n d - A p r il 1 9 7 0

E h d - A p r il 1969

M ales Fem ales M ales Fem ales M ales Fem ales M ales Fem ales

Rural .. .. .. .. .. 60 7 159 12 37 5 29 -

Professional and semi-professional . . .. 31 41 32 75 3 1 3 1 1 8 1 2 3 3 4

Clerical and administrative . . . . . . 4 3 7 1 , 3 3 6 5 4 4 1 , 6 8 4 2 0 8 2 01 1 4 2 1 6 6

Skilled building and construction . . .. . 104 - 170 - 209 - 1 54 -

Skilled metal and electrical .. .. .. 2 4 7 1 251 5 •566 - 5 2 0 3

Other skilled (d) .. .. .. .. 51 18 59 31 149 17 103 9

Semi-skilled .. .. .. .. 982 5 2 3 1 , 1 5 3 84 8 4 7 0 2 1 7 4 8 6 162

Unskilled manual .. .. .. .. 1 , 1 0 0 8 1 , 1 7 9 3 371 30 151 6

Service occupations (e) .. .. .. 2 1 9 603 282 787 85 2 4 6 57 171

T O T A L..................... ;. .. 3 , 2 3 1 2 , 5 3 7 3 , 8 2 9 3 , 4 4 5 2 , 4 0 8 8 3 4 1 , 7 6 5 551

(a) to (e) See footnotes Table 2.

N o te on em ploym ent and o v ertim e in larger private factories : South A ustralia (in d . N.T.) E m ploym ent 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 su rv e y e d , d e c r e a s e d by 1.3% d u r i n g A p r i l 19 7 0 ,

c o m p a re d w i t h f a l l s o f 1.7% , 1.2% and 0.8% i n A p r i l o f t h e l a s t t h r e e y e a r s . E x c lu d in g

t h e f o o d , d r i n k a n d to b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s t h e r e was a f a l l o f 0.8% . The t r e n d shown by

v e h i c l e s , b a s i c m e ta l m a n u f a c tu r e a n d f o o d p r o c e s s i n g was m ore f a v o u r a b l e th a n i n

p r e v i o u s y e a r s ; c h e m ic a ls an d o i l s , s h i p b u i l d i n g a n d l i m e , p l a s t e r an d c e m e n t w ere

l e s s f a v o u r a b l e .

I n t h e week e n d e d 2 0 th M arch 1970 o v e r tim e was w o rk ed by 49·5% o f e m p lo y e e s i n t h e

D e p a r tm e n t 's s u r v e y , co m p ared w i t h -45·2% i n M arch 1969? a v e r a g e o v e r tim e w orked p e r

e m p lo y e e i n t h e s u rv e y was 4*3 h o u r s , co m p ared w i t h 4 ·1 h o u r s a y e a r e a r l i e r .

TABLE 17 : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS WESTERN AUSTRALIA

A. Original data

Particulars

A p r i l 1970

A p r i l 1969 A p r i l

1968

A p r i l 1967

Males Females Total Total Total Total

U nem p lo y ed (a) At end of month (b) : Total . .. .. .. 2 , 3 5 3 1 , 4 8 0 3 , 8 3 3 4 , 1 6 0 3 , 4 3 0 3 , 4 6 5

Adults .. .. .. 1 , 8 1 8 8 6 0 2 , 6 7 8 2 , 9 1 7 2 , 1 9 6 2 , 3 1 5

Juniors (c) .. .. .. 535 6 2 0 1 , 1 5 5 1 , 2 4 3 1 , 2 3 4 1 , 1 5 0

Variation since previous Total .. .. .. - 9 8 - 2 3 4 - 3 3 2 +206 - 1 9 6 •

month : Adults .. .. .. - 3 0 - 7 3 - 1 0 3 +409 +48 +131

. Juniors (c) .. .................. - 6 8 - 1 6 1 - 2 2 9 - 2 0 3 - 2 4 4 -1 3 1

U n e m p lo y m e n t Benefit Recipients (d) At end of month (e) .. .. .. .. .. 241 161 4 0 2 413 541 625

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 2 0 -3 1 -5 1 - 6 0 - 3 3 - 9 6

Proportion of W ork Force Unemployed (o) .. . . .. .. .. .. - - 0 . 9 8% 1.10% 0 . 9 5 % 0 .9 9 %

In receipt of Unemployment Benefit (e) .. .. .. - - 0 .1 0 % 0 .1 1 % 0 . 1 5% 0 .1 8 %

Unfilled Vacancies At end of month (b) .. .. .. .. .. 3 , 4 5 6 1 , 3 3 4 4 , 7 9 2 4 , 8 2 8 3 , 7 2 0 3 , 3 2 8

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 2 2 - 5 4 - 7 6 - 2 8 3 - 4 9 +33

Vacancies Notified Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 1 , 1 7 9 453 1 , 6 3 2 1 , 4 9 4 1 , 3 1 9 1 , 2 3 6

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 3 7 - 6 - 4 3 - 3 7 2 - 2 4 6 +77

Placements Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 799 273 1 , 0 7 2 938 8 8 6 899

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. +19 +6 +25 - 2 7 2 - 2 4 6 +35

B. Seasonally adjusted data (f)

Month

Unemployed (0) ( g ) Unfilled Vacancies (b) Unemployment Benefit

Recipients (e)

Males Females Total Males Females Total Males Females Total

1969 November 2 ,2 4 9 1 ,6 3 7 3 ,8 9 2 4 ,2 7 3 1 ,3 9 7 5 ,6 6 9 288 209 497

December 2 ,5 1 4 1 ,7 8 9 4 ,3 9 8 4 ,1 8 2 1 ,4 2 7 5 ,6 2 3 320 202 541

1970 J a n u a r y 2 ,3 4 6 1,609 3 ,941 3 ,9 6 3 1,41 0 5 ,3 9 5 301 207 510

February 2 ,4 7 1 1 ,5 7 9 4 ,0 3 2 3 ,4 9 8 1 ,3 9 0 4 ,9 0 2 330 180 498

March 2 ,8 8 0 1 ,4 3 8 4,12 2 2 , 982 1 ,4 1 9 4 ,2 9 7 338 160 453

April 2 , 7 2 8 1 ,3 3 7 4 , 0 6 0 3 ,0 0 4 1 ,4 3 0 4 ,3 5 6 309 147 434

(a) Persons who when registering with the Commonwealth Employment Service claimed that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the Friday nearest the end of the month. Includes those referred to employers and any who had obtained employment without notifying the C.E.S. All. recipients of Unemployment Benefit are included. (b) At the Friday nearest the end of the month.

(c) Persons under 21 years, including school leavers.

(d) Source : Department of Social Services.

(e) At the first Saturday following the collection of C.E.S. statistics.

(f) Revised. Figures are s ih je d to further revision and oust be used with special care.

(g) Aggregate of seasonally adjusted figures for school leavers and others. "

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TABLE 18 : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS BY EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT

WESTERN AUSTRALIA - END-APRIL 1970

Employment district (a)

Unemployed (b) Unfilled vacancies (c) Unemployment Benefit Recipients (d)

Males Females Males ' Females I Males Females

Non-metropdlitan : Albany .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 186 89 81 34 2 0 13

Bunbury .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 158 2 1 7 72 24 18 39 Esperanee .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 16 6 22 ' 7 2 2 Geraldton .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 58 62 141 , 50 8 3 Kalgoorlie.. .. .. .. ·.. .. .. 42 36 114 4 7 17 8 Manjimup .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 3 32 76 16 1 3 Merredin .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 4 0 25 132 23 7 1 Northam .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 145 9 0 12 9 30 4 7 2 2 Port Hedland .. .. .. .. .. .. 215 4 4 54 21 3 2Total non-metropolitan .. .. .. .. .. 8 6 3 601 821 2 52 123 93 Total metropolitan Perth .. .. .. .. .. 1 , 4 9 0 879 2 , 6 3 7 1 , 0 8 2 118 68STATE TOTAL .............................................................. 2 , 3 5 3 1 , 4 8 0 3 , 4 5 8 1 , 3 3 4 241 161 (a) See footnote (a) Table 6. (c) See footnote (b) Table I.(b) See footnote (0) Table I. (d) See footnote (d) Table !.TABLE I9 : UNEM PLO YED PERSONS A N D UNFILLED VACANCIES BY O C C U P A T IO N A L G RO UP (□)WESTERN AUSTRALIAOccupational groupUnemployed (b)Unfilled Vacancies (c) E n d - A p r i l ’ 1 9 7 0B i d - A p r i l 1 9 6 9 .E n d - A p r i l 1970E n d - A p r i l 1969Males Females Males Females Males Females Males FemalesRural .. .. .. .. .. 2 6 0 4 131 2 176 2 2 3 0 4 Professional and semi-professional .. .. 22 55 25 48 1 4 0 25 9 9 6 239 Clerical and administrative .. .. .. 2 3 6 8 1 0 2 4 9 1 , 0 8 4 337 398 30 4 284 Skilled building and construction .. .. 141 - 119 1 19 2 - 3 8 9 - Skilled metal and electrical.. .. .. 2 0 3 - 232 - 654 1 6 2 4 2 O th er skilled (d) .. .. .. .. 5 0 9 51 16 281 21 332 17 Semi-skilled .. .. .. .. 559 179 627 2 34 1 , 0 9 1 2 5 4 T , 1 8 0 179 Unskilled manual .. .. .. .. 779 5 679 1 4 6 2 20 537 5 Service occupations (e) .. .. .. 103 4 1 8 186 4 7 5 125 379 1 4 0 266TOTAL ............................................... 2 , 3 5 3 1 , 4 8 0 2 , 2 9 9 1 ,8 6 1 3 , 4 5 8 1 , 3 3 4 3 , 8 3 2 996 (a) to (e) See footnotes Table 2.Note on employment and overtime in larger private factories : Western AustraliaEm ploym ent 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 s u r v e y e d i n c r e a s e d by 4 .7 $ i n A p r i l 1970» c o m p a re d w i t h f a l l s o f 0 .8 $ a n d 0 .5 $ i n A p r i l 1969 a n d 1968 a n d a r i s e o f l e s s t h a n 0 .1 $ i n A p r i l 1967. E x c lu d in g t h e f o o d , d r i n k a n d to b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s t h e r e w as a r i s e o f 5 · 9 $ · The i n c r e a s e o c c u r r e d m a in ly i n b a s i c m e t a l m a n u f a c tu r e a s th e s t r i k e e n d e d a t K w in a n a . H ie t r e n d shown by w o o d w o rk in g , l i m e , p l a s t e r an d c e m e n t a n d f o o d p r o c e s s i n g w as m ore f a v o u r a b l e th a n i n p r e v i o u s y e a r s ; a g r i c u l t u r a l m a c h in e ry was l e s s f a v o u r a b l e .D u r in g t h e s u r v e y week i n M arch 1970 o v e r tim e was w o rk ed by 57*8$ o f e m p lo y e e s i n f a c t o r i e s s u r v e y e d .b y t h e D e p a r tm e n t, co m p ared w i t h 5 4 ·2 $ i n M arch 1969} t h e a v e r a g e o v e r tim e p e r p e r s o n i n t h e s u r v e y w as 6 .1 h o u r s , co m p ared w i t h 5*4 h o u r s a y e a r e a r l i e r .

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TABLE 20 : C O M M O N W E A L T H EM PLOYM ENT SERVICE STATISTICS TA S M A N IA

A. Original data

. Particulars

A p r i l 1970

A p r i l 1969 A p r i l 1968

A p r i l 1967

Males Females Total Total Total Total

U n e m p lo y e d (a) At end of month ( b) : Total .. .. .. 839 729 1 , 5 6 8 1 , 9 5 7 1 , 7 1 4 1 , 7 5 9

Adults .. .. .. 595 349 9 4 4 1 , 1 2 3 9 4 6 1 , 0 0 7

Juniors (c) .. .. . . "244 380 6 2 4 834 768 752

Variation since previous Total .. .. .. - 4 - 3 0 2 - 3 0 6 - 2 0 3 +79 - 2 6 1

month : Adults .. .. .. +91 - 9 7 - 6 - 1 2 4-113 - 1 0 3

' Juniors (c) .. .. .. - 9 5 - 2 0 5 - 3 0 0 - 1 9 1 - 3 4 - 1 5 8

U n e m p lo y m e n t Benefit Recipients (d) At end of month (e) .. .. .. .. .. 165 171 336 389 3 96 3 1 5

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 8 - 6 0 - 6 8 +57 +35 - 3

P r o p o r tio n o f W o r k Force Unemployed (o) .. .. .. .. .. .. 1.01% 1.2 8 % 1 .1 4 % 1.1996

In receipt of Unemployment Benefit (e) .. .. .. - - 0 .2 2 % 0 ,2 5 % 0 . 2 6% 0 .2 1 %

Unfilled Vacancies At end of month (b) .. .. .. .. .. 719 3 1 0 1 , 0 2 9 728 1 , 1 6 3 1 , 2 8 7

Variation since previous month .. .. .. .. - 2 5 5 - 1 3 - 2 6 8 -1 3 1 - 2 9 5 - 3 4 9

Vacancies N otified .

Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 239 1 4 0 379 302 362 4 2 6

Variation since previous month .. . . .. .. - 7 8 - 2 8 - 1 0 6 - 9 6 - 9 7 +3

P la c e m e n ts Weekly average during month .. .. .. .. 191 91 282 241 2 8 8 287

Variation since previous month .. . . .. .. -4 3 -3 3 -7 6 -6 9 -1 1 2 - 2 4

B. Seasonally adjusted data (f)

M onth

Unemployed (a) ( g ) Unfilled Vacancies (b) Unemployment Benefit Recipients (e) M ales Fem ales Total M ales Females • Total M ales Females Total

1969 November 1 ,0 2 0 972 2 ,0 7 6 n . a . n . a . 949 309 260 571

Decem ber 1,402 1 ,0 8 4 2 ,4 8 9 n . a . n . a . 980 365 282 651

1970 J a n u a r y 1,451 1 ,0 3 2 2 ,4 8 5 n. * a « 1,041 331 259 592

F e b ru a ry 1 ,4 4 4 1 ,1 3 3 2 ,5 8 2 n . a . n . a . 1 ,0 9 0

1 ,3 6 5

357 269 618

M arch 1 ,2 1 0

1 ,1 9 8

1 ,0 8 7 2 ,3 5 7 A · B t » n . a . 367 260 626

A p r i l 798 1 ,9 3 3 n . a . n . a . 1 ,3 7 6 296 191 474

(a) Persons who when registering with the Commonwealth Employment Service claimed that they were not employed and who were recorded as unplaced at the Friday nearest the end of the month. Includes those referred to employers and any who had obtained employment without notifying the C.E.S. All recipients of Unemployment Benefit are Included. (b) At the Friday nearest the end of the month. (c) Persons under 2I years, Including school leavers. (d) Source : Department of Social Services.

(f ) Revised. Figures are subject to further revision and m et be used with special care, .

(g) Aggregate of seasonally adjusted figures for· school, leavers and others.

TASMANIA - END-APRIL 1970

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TABLE 21 : COMMONWEALTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE STATISTICS BY EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT

■ Employment district (a)

Unemployed (b). Unfilled vacancies (c) Unemployment Benefit Recipients (J'

Males Females Males Females Males Females

Non-metropolitan : ·

Burnie .. .. .. .. .. .. . . 1 4 0 130 76 16 16 2 7

Devonport .. .. .. .. .. .. 95 130 17 8 10 2 4

Launceston .. .. .. .. .. .. 26 6 17 0 173 119. 49 56

Total non-metropolitan .. .. .. .. .. 501 4 3 0 26 6 143 75 1 0 7

Total metropolitan Hobart .. .. · .. .. . . 338 299 4 53 167 90 6 4

STATE TOTAL .. .. .. .. .. 8 3 9 729 719 31 0 165 171

(a) See footnote (a) Table 6 (b) See footnote (a) Table

(c) See footnote (b) Table I (d) See footnote (d) Table I.

TABLE 22: UNEM PLO YED PERSONS A N D U NFILLED VACANCIES BY O C C U P A T IO N A L GROUP ( a )

TASMANIA

Occupational group

Unemployed (b) Unfilled Vacancies (c)

E n d - A p r i l 1 9 7 0

E n d - A p r i l 1969

End-1 1 9 r I p r i l

ro

E n d - A p r i l 1969

Males Females Males , Females Males Females Males Females

Rural .. .. .. .. .. 20 1 40 67 2 8 4

Professional and semi-professional .. .. 11 23 14 23 38 44 63 18

Clerical and administrative .. .. .. 99 4 0 9 173 508 10 5 75 76 55

Skilled building and construction . . .. 30 - 26 - 68 - 57 -

Skilled metal and electrical .. .. . . 36 - 50 - 194 - 131 -

Other skilled (d) .. .. .. .. 8 3 13 8 53 7 47 2

Semi-skilled .. .................... . . 305 111 •365 134 147 77 1 09 13

Unskilled manual .. .. .. . . . 27 0 2 316 - 37 1 38 -

Service occupations (e) .. .. . . 6 0 180 95 192 10 1 04 16 91

TOTAL .. .. . . .. 83 9 729 1 , 0 9 2 865 719 31 0 545 183

(a) to (e) See footnotes Table 2.

Note on employment and overtime in larger private factories : Tasmania

E m ploym ent 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 s u rv e y e d d e c r e a s e d by 0 .7 $ d u r in g A p r i l 1970,

c o m p a red w i t h f a l l s o f 0 .6 $ an d 0 .2 $ i n A p r i l 1969 and 1967 a n d a r i s e o f l e s s th a n 0 .1 $

i n A p r i l 1968. E x c lu d in g th e f o o d , d r i n k an d to b a c c o i n d u s t r i e s t h e r e was a f a l l o f

0 . 9 $ . The t r e n d shown by c h e m ic a ls an d o i l s and s a w m illin g was m ore f a v o u r a b l e t h a n i n

p r e v i o u s y e a r s ; p a p e r p r o d u c t s an d p r i n t i n g , b a s i c m e ta l m a n u f a c tu r e and f o o d p r o c e s s i n g

w e re l e s s f a v o u r a b l e . .

I n t h e s u r v e y week i n M arch 1970 o v e rtim e w as w orked by 3 0 .7 $ o f e m p lo y e es i n t h e

D e p a r tm e n t 's s u r v e y , co m p ared w i t h 2 9 ·9 $ i n M arch 1969; t h e a v e r a g e o v e r tim e p e r p e r s o n

i n t h e s u r v e y was 3*4 h o u rs , com pared w ith 2 .8 h o u r s a y e a r e a r l i e r .

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA ( a )

UNEMPLOYED ( b ) ( c )

AUSTRALIA

M onth M ales F em ales T o t a l

1968 Novem ber 3 9 ,1 8 2 2 4 ,9 5 5 6 4 ,0 8 7

D ecem ber 4 0 ,2 3 3 2 4 ,8 9 9 6 5 ,3 2 5

1969 J a n u a r y 3 7 ,8 8 9 2 4 ,5 0 3 6 2 ,4 5 4

F e b r u a r y 3 8 ,1 3 4 2 4 ,3 5 3 6 2 ,5 2 8

M arch 3 6 ,3 2 9 2 3 ,7 8 2 60,079

A p r i l 3 6 ,2 9 4 23 ,097 59,25 7

May 3 5 ,7 2 3 2 2 ,3 1 6 57,760

J u n e 3 3 ,9 6 8 22,091 5 5 ,9 5 3

J u l y 3 2 ,7 2 4 21,402 5 3 ,7 4 2

A u g u st 3 2 ,3 1 2 2 1 ,5 5 5 5 3 ,7 4 6

S e p te m b e r 3 3 ,4 2 6 2 1 ,4 5 7 54,831

O c to b e r 3 4 ,7 5 4 22,463 5 7 ,1 0 2

New S o u th W ales V i c t o r i a Q ueensland.

M onth M ales F e m ale s T o t a l M ales F em ales T o t a l M ales F em ales T o t a l

1968 Novem ber 1 2 ,4 7 3 8 ,2 6 2 2 0 ,5 0 5 1 1 ,0 5 4 6 ,5 3 8 1 7 ,6 3 0 7 ,7 5 6 . 4 ,3 6 2 1 2 ,1 0 3

D ecem ber 1 3 ,3 1 2 8 ,3 3 5 2 1 ,6 3 0 1 0 ,8 5 7 6 ,4 9 7 1 7 ,3 8 8 7 ,9 2 9 4 ,1 2 7 1 2 ,1 9 8

1969 J a n u a r y 1 2 ,4 3 7 8 ,2 5 7 2 0 ,8 0 6 1 0 ,2 0 2 6 ,0 2 8 16,261 7 ,2 0 7 4 ,1 7 3 1 1 ,4 0 8

F e b r u a r y 1 2 ,4 5 7 8 ,1 0 5 20,629 10,124 5 ,8 6 5 1 6 ,0 4 8 7 ,4 0 8 4 ,3 0 4 1 1 ,7 5 4

M arch 1 1 ,8 7 5 7 ,9 3 4 1 9 ,7 3 2 9 ,5 1 8 5 ,6 7 4 15,200 7 ,2 6 6 4 ,1 5 7 1 1 ,5 1 7

A p r i l 1 1 ,6 8 3 7 ,7 8 3 1 9 ,3 6 6 9 ,5 0 5 5 ,5 4 4 1 4 ,9 6 4 7 ,0 5 5 . 3 ,9 7 5 1 0 ,9 9 1

May 1 1 ,2 3 6 7 ,4 5 0 1 8 ,6 5 3 9 ,2 6 4 5 ,3 7 9 1 4 ,6 1 8 7 ,6 5 6 3 ,9 7 4 1 4 ,0 7 2

J u n e 10,870 7 ,3 3 2 1 8 ,1 7 8 8 ,2 9 5 5 ,2 0 6 1 3 ,5 1 5 8 ,4 8 0 4 ,1 9 3 1 2 ,261

J u l y 9 ,9 0 9 7 ,0 3 1 1 6 ,8 6 0 8 , 2 7 0 5 ,2 6 7 1 3 ,5 6 0 7 ,8 5 7 3 ,8 2 2 1 1 ,5 7 5

A u g u st 9 ,9 9 7 6,848 1 6 ,8 9 4 8 ,3 8 1 5 ,5 6 5 1 3 ,9 1 0 7 ,5 8 6 3 ,9 3 4 1 1 ,4 8 7

S e p te m b e r 1 0 ,4 3 5 7 ,2 5 3 1 7 ,7 6 2 8 ,4 8 9 4 ,9 5 3 13,521 8 ,0 1 3 4 ,0 6 2 1 1 ,8 3 4

O c to b e r 1 0 ,4 9 7 7 ,8 0 7 18,3 3 1 8 ,8 1 3 5 ,2 8 4 1 4 ,1 4 1 9 ,1 2 0 4 ,2 9 2 1 2 ,8 3 5

S o u th A u s t r a l i a W e s te rn A u s t r a l i a T a sm a n ia

M onth M ales F e m ale s T o t a l M ales F e m ale s T o t a l M ales F e m ale s T o t a l

1968 Novem ber 4 ,5 2 0 3 ,2 6 7 7 ,8 0 6 2 ,2 9 9 1 ,6 5 1 3 ,9 5 3 1 ,3 2 5 1 ,0 4 1 2 ,3 6 8

D ecem ber 4 ,4 2 8 3 ,1 2 2 7 ,6 0 7 2 ,3 2 2 1,721 4 ,1 1 8 1 ,3 0 8 . 939 2 ,2 5 6

1969 J a n u a r y 4 ,3 9 0 3 ,3 3 4 7 ,7 4 9 2 ,2 2 2 1 ,621 3 ,8 2 0 1,410 981 2 ,3 9 5

F e b r u a r y 4 ,5 4 0 3 ,3 2 4 7 ,8 2 2 2 ,2 7 8 1 ,7 7 0 4 ,0 4 8 1 ,3 2 8 994 2 ,3 2 5

M arch 4 ,1 5 4 3 ,2 2 6 7 ,3 9 5 2 ,2 7 6 1 ,6 9 4 3 ,8 9 5 1 ,5 2 4 1 ,1 6 4 2 ,7 1 6

A p r i l 4 ,1 4 0 3 ,1 1 5 7 ,3 2 9 2 ,6 7 7 1 ,6 7 4 4 ,4 0 8 1 ,5 9 7 952 2 ,4 2 7

May 3 ,8 2 9 2 ,9 8 7 6 ,7 9 0 2 ,3 0 7 1 ,6 3 4 3 ,8 8 6 1 ,5 5 4 947 2 ,3 9 2

J u n e 3 ,5 2 1 2 ,8 0 1 6 ,3 1 4 1 ,9 8 8 1 ,6 8 6 3 ,6 6 2 1 ,4 4 8 936 2 ,3 3 8

J u l y 3 ,5 2 7 2 ,7 1 4 6 ,2 2 0 2 ,0 1 4 1 ,5 9 3 3,529· 1 ,2 9 5 1 ,0 3 3 2 ,3 2 1

A u g u st 3 ,3 2 2 2 ,6 4 8 5 ,9 5 6 2 ,0 8 7 1 ,5 3 0 3 ,6 1 3 1 ,2 2 5 999 2 ,2 8 2

S e p te m b e r 3 ,1 6 3 2 ,6 9 1 5 ,7 6 3 2 ,2 2 0 1 ,5 7 3 3 ,8 0 2 1 ,3 4 2 938 2 ,3 1 7

O c to b e r 3 ,4 8 7 2 ,9 5 6 6 ,3 5 6 2 ,2 5 0 1 ,5 0 5 3 ,8 5 3 1 ,2 8 3 924 2 ,1 4 3

( a ) S o u r c e : Commonwealth S t a t i s t i c i a n . R e v ised .. S ee " S e a s o n a l ly A d ju s te d . I n d i c a t o r s ,

1970"» to b e r e l e a s e d s h o r t l y .

( b ) See f o o t n o t e ( a ) T a b le 1 .

( c ) A g g r e g a te o f 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 s c h o o l l e a v e r s a n d o t h e r s .