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MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

The Hon. Ian Viner, MP " _ -

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EMBARGO: 13 JULY 19/9 12 NOON EST

M A J O R LABOUR MARKET SERIES AS AT JUNE 1979

Preliminary estimates of the Monthly Labour Force Survey released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that in June 1979 an estimated 323,800 persons (193,100 males, 130,700 f e m a l e s ) were unemployed and were looking for full-time work - representing 6.0% of the full-time labour force. This

was a fall of 11,300 or 3·4% 'during the month. The number of

young persons looking for their first job fell by 4 ,300 or 8.4%

during J u n e .

A further 657QO persons (13,300 m a l e s , 52,400 fem a l e s ) were out of work and looking for part-time jobs (6 .5% of the part-time labour force). This represented a rise of 4,300 or 7-0% during

the month.

These statistics should be considered in the context of a number of other major labour market indicators such as the labour force series and the civilian employment s e r i e s .

The estimated labour force as measured by the ABS fell by 33,200

during May 1979 to a level of 6,439,900. This decrease follows

a rise of 13,700 in March 1979 and a fall of 13,500 in April 1979.

The seasonally adjusted decrease in the ABS civilian employees series of 2,000 persons during April 1979 followed a rise of

8,100 in March. Since June 1978 civilian employment seasonally adjusted has increased by 54,200 of which 40,500 has been contributed by the private s e c t o r .

The ABS Job Vacancies for M a y 1979 was also released today. It

is the first of the now regular quarterly survey of employers and showed 34,300 vacancies were available for filling on the survey date.

CES statistics for Western Australia and ^therefore Australia as , a whole for June 1979 are unavailable due to the imposition of

work bans on the collection of statistics by Commonwealth Public Servants in that State. The Minister for Social S e c u r i t y , Senator the Hon Margaret G u i l f o y l e , has also advised that the Western Australian and Australian figures for the number of persons receiving Unemployment Benefit in June 1979 are

unavailable for the same r e a s o n .

Data on provisional CES statistics and persons receiving Unemployment Benefit as at end-June 1979 for all other States are set out in the attached tables. The provisional CES statistics include detailed information by geographical area

within non-metropolitan areas and for the metropolitan areas of those States as a whole.

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Overtime increased from 2.80 hours in April to 3-01 hours in

May. The seasonally adjusted overtime figure decreased from 3.01 to 2.93 h o u r s . ’ ;

Additional tables on those CES statistics which are available for June 1979 will be included in the Department's Monthly Review ' of the Employment Situation, to be released during the week _ τ~. ■ commencing Monday 23 July 1979.

M r Viner also indicated there would be a change in the procedure

for releasing CES statistics beginning next month. Mr Viner said "the presentation of two sets of statistics, the ABS . .

unemployment series and the CES series on registered unempl o y e d , has given rise to confusion about the trends in the labour market. At recent meetings with State Ministers for Labour and meetings of Commonwealth and State o f f i c i a l s , the same kind of concern has been expressed.

"I have reiterated on a number of occasions that it is results

of the Statistician's survey which provide a more appropriate and internationally acceptable measure of unemployment.

"I p r o p o s e , therefore, to include in future press releases only the Statistician's survey results.

"'The CES figures will continue to be published by my Department in its publication, Monthly Review on the Employment Situation," which is normally available during the third week of the month.

"I must emphasise that CES statistics are largely a measure used for management purposes and are derived from administrative processes; it is therefore more appropriate they be released in the Departmental publication."

CANBERRA 13 July 1979

TABLE A: CES STATISTICS END- JUNE 1979

.. ORIGINAL DATA (a) .

r»:.

. ....... - - · . ·

Ί'. " ' - . Registered unemployed •

Unfilled vacancies

; ‘ Males , . Females Persons

■ 6 ' "· ·. ' .

*

School-leavers

Excl. school-leavers

School-leavers

Excl. school-leavers

School-leavers

Excl. school-leavers

Total Adults Juniors T o ta f

·â– ' '

. * · ·

106 1 359 117 754 223 2 113 2336 43 10 53

49 627 72 363 121 990 1111 28 18 46

20 458 .19 269 39 727 766 39 11 50

' 41 1 234 49 592 90 1 826 1 916 47 17 64

208 2 000 281 1 304 489 3 304 3 793 30 21 51

25 610 78 331 103 941 1 044 18 8 26

247 2 621 197 1 032 444 3 653 4 097 147 18 165

79 644 87 273 166 917 1 083 10 18 28

78 685 63 296 141 981 1 122 1 2 3

79 1 190 151 906 230 . 2 096 2 326 2 7 9

56 1 337 87 592 143 1 929 2 072 6 1 7

' 72 751 133 264 205 1 015 1 220 32 4 36

77 1 499 181 840 . 258 2 339 ■ 2 597 ■ 78 31 109

63 1 560 81 684 144 . 2 244 2 388 16 U 27

76 734 106 512 182 1 246 1 428 20 . 9 29

58 801 47 364 105 1 165 1 270 27 10 37

10 . 470 5 _ 259 15 729 744.

: 22 -7 29

20 616 39 184 59 800 859 8 7 15

20 402 14 220 34 622 656 , 20 4 . 24

116 1 884 141 727 257 2611 2 868 20 6 26

32 572 71 373 103 945 1 048 54 - 14 68

97 1 892 122 926 219 2 818 3 037 24 18 42

20 745 67 476 87 1 221 1 308 10 11 21

145 1 286 169 735 314 2 021 2 335 27 . 10 37

55 1696 71 576 126 2 272 2 398 17 2 19

28 997 87 463 115 1 460 1 575 36 10 • 46

80 1 942 193 .1 053 273 2 995 3 268 53 18 71

85 1 197 93 467 178 1 664 1 842 27 3 30

43 909 138 . 556 181 1 465 1 646 42 : 5 47

38 808 67 413 105 1 221 1 326 16 6 22

35 774 37 322 72 1 096 1 168 29 7 36

62 768 92 440 154 1 208 1.362" 22 12 34

87 1 249 151 488 238 1 737 1 975 23 5 28

111 1 406 178 1 013 289 ' 2-419- ' 2 708 79 12 91

139 1 139 211 679 350 1 818 2 168 4 5 9

127 952 99 415 226 1 367 1 593 10 5 15

318 2 789 518 2 233 836 5 022 5 858 205 31 236

62 1 771 86 740 148 2511 2 659 31 6 : 37

3 064 44 374 4 398 23 134 7 462 67 508 74 970 1 323 400 1 723

1 517 50 414 2 178 23 802 3 695 74 216 77911 3317 1 008 4 325

4 581 94 788 6 576 46 936 11 157 141 724 152 881 4 640 1 408 6 048

-8 2 1 - 6 9 5 - 9 8 3 - 1 005 - 1 804 - 1 700 - 3 504 - 6 7 2 - 9 8 - 7 7 0

State and

employment district

t i = EW'l HEW SOUTH WALES

ilon-metropolitan: ;

*lbury .. ... ..· ..

S^idale .. .. ..:

'athurst .. .. ..

W . _ :■ .··

Badmeadow.. x /oken Άπ"Γ~;. anfcerra (inc: PEO)

d r ■ ........................... · · · Csinock ............^esslestown .. .. £*is Harbour.. ..B r a .................; v\tio ..· ............^bord ............™talnoh-metropolitan . metropolitan Sydney.-ital New South Walestion sinceavious month

is.*.,* , ·

- ··''

V '■ ■ —

ft'».:-· / ' a * ; · ' .

X ' ~

.-.IriUfalKti*

v State and

employment district

Registered unemployed

Males Females ; Persons

School- Excl. Excl.~ • ^ _____ ~Ex’cl.

school- School- school- School- school- Total leavers leavers leavers leavers leavers .leavers ■■■"..., . . iz&vtapp* ·. :: . S r -

.. ;.· ■ ;

86 36 277 50 195

s'· ·. U

f 472 -· 558

296 2 082 ' 294 982 590 3 064 "3 654

143 1 482 205 845 348 2 327 ,. 2 675

63 605 97 342 160 j 947

A . 1 107

81 837 61 - 592- 142 " ί 429 ' 1 571

24 360 49 ;198 73 558 631

202 2 024 289 1 133- 491 3 157 3 648

62 628 106 343 168 971 1 139

79 399 128 373 - 207 772 979

15 209 56 174 ■ 71 383 454

93 1 193 146 578 .4 239 1 771 2010

69 800 131 620 . 200 1 420 1 620

85 981 81 661 >v 166

i «

1 642 1 808

18 304 32 281 - s - y r b l/ i 585 635

66 1 605 129 958 195 2 563 2 758

35 615 87 306 122 921 1 043

125 1 061 198 539 323 1 600 1 923

81 481 102 356 183 837 1 020

130 720 165 334 295 1 054 1 349

1 703 16 663 2 406 9 810 4 109 26 473 30 582

2 308 40 719 3 143 24 410 5 451 65 129 70 580

4011 57 382 5 549 34 220 9 560 91 602 101 162

- 4 2 3 + 602 - 8 8 8 +375 - 1 311 + 977 -3 3 4

18 306 45 169 63 475 538

16 637 32 326 48 963 1 011

122 1 155 116. 432 238 1 587 1 8 25 '

56 3 01 5 66 1 074 122 4 089 4211

4 106 5 65 9 •171- 180

— > 261 37 260 37 521 558

15 514 53 304 68 818 886

30 396 61 230 91 626 717

30 531 49 199 79 730 809

12 515 23 167 35 682 717

176 2 029 311 882 487 2911 3 398

4 100 26 81 30 181 211

67 1 478 97 648 164 2 126 2 290

42 1 402 48 652 90 2 054 2 144

55 864 77 379 132 1 243 1 375

36 1 615 30 924 66 2 539 2 605

8 422 26 286 34 708 742

18 849 29 303 47 1 152 1 199

111 1 449 142 729 253 2 178 2 431

66 995 49 669 115 1 664 1 779

Unfilled vacancies

Adults Juniors Total

CTORIA

in-metropolitan:

arat ..................

Ila r a t..................

n d ig o ..................

ilac .. ..· .· ··

rio .. ·. .. —

h u c a ..................

e lo n g ........... . ..

m ilton ............

irsham ·. .· ··

ir a n g ..................

Id u ra ..................

jrw e jl............ ..

le .· ..................

ymour ............

epparton - ..

-an H ill ............

m garatta............

irragul ............

irrnambool .. -

tal non-metropolitan .. ..

tal metropolitan Melbourne

1 249

4 487

tal Victoria .. .

riation since

ivious month .

IEENSLAND

n-metropolitan:

lerton .. .

r ......................

ndaberg .. .. .

ms .................

arleville .. ..

by .................

d s to n e ...........

m pie.................

h a m .................

isfail.................

,vich.................

ig re a ch ...........

skay.................

oochydore yborough .. .

maid Beach .

jn t I s a ...........

nbour ...........

:khampton .. . th p o rtr...........

4 526 1 210 5 736

- 3 2 7 -9 1 - 4 1 8

24 !

1

3.

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State and

m ploym ent district

. Registered unemployed ,

I

Unfilled vacancies

Males Females - Persons

School-leavers

Excl. school-leavers

School-leavers

Excl. ■ school- leavers

School-leavers

>Excl. Lschool- ■ leavers

Total Adult Juniors Total

QUEENSLAND (continued)

^ iS w o o m b a .......................

■Townsville ..' .. .. ............

Townsville West ..................

^Warwick .............................

85

32

39

28

1 277

1 672

711

593

171

64

! ' 53

76

... 793

' 670

413

301

■ ■ .

.256 -

' 96

i 92

104

'"2 070 ·;

2 342

- VI 124 , ■ (

. 894-·

2 326

2 438

1 216

998

73

31

24

13

5

20

1

4

. ,

" 78

51

25

17

g ^ k a l non-metropolitan

Tojtel metropolitan Brisbane

1 070

637

22 892

15 400

1 686

780

10 956

8 300

2 756-'

1 417

33 848

23 700

36 604

25 117

792

572

280

175

1 072

747

It! Total Queensland ............ 1 707 38 292 2 466 19 256 4 173 57 548 .61 721 1 364 455 1 819

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■Variation since

previous month ..................

-.4 . '

-32 9 - 1 045 -3 7 3 - 4 3 3

" - Ψ 1

.- 7 0 2 f. .

- 1 478 - 2 180 -1 3 1 - 3 8 -169

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■Ml

■Poi

Wh

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UTH AU STR ALIA j

n-metropolitan: I

w le r ............ ■..· .. .. .. |

unt Gambier ............ .. |

rray Bridge....................... j

j

t A u g u s ta .......................

ht Lincoln ............ '. . ..

t Pirie .............................

nmark .............................

yalla .............................

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64

38

31

31

128

32

99

671

900

496

584

656

872

693

893

.119

146

65

79

30

206

20

142

357

418

238

296

278

436

199

646

. LaV

• : :' λ

' ' 188

210

103

110

61

334

52

241

1 028

1 318

734

880

934

1 308

892

1 539

1 216

1 528

837

990

995

1 642

944

1 780

33

28

22

39

11

17

20

46

-20

12

1

3

11

2

6

; -53

40

. 23

42

22

19

26

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Total non-metropolitan

| p 3tal metropolitan Adelaide

492

1 373

5 765

20 797

807

1 921

2 868

9 242

1 299

3 294

8 633

30 039

9 932

33 333

216

604

55

272

271

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To B-tal South Australia .. .. 1 865 26 562 2 728 12 110 4 593 38 672 43 265 820 .327 1 147

Va

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riation since

vious month .................. -1 7 4 -6 6 1 -1 5 8 -1 5 5 -3 3 2 . - 8 1 6 - 1 148 -188 - 5 -19 3

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA (b) t d ~ . ----'

n.a. n.a. n.a. n .a / n.a. n.a. ' n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

TX

D e

La

M<

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kSMANIA

Dn· metropolitan:

rnie .................................. 72

54

87

57

901

814

1086

733

107

59

100

68

553

437

695

371

179

113

187

125

1 454

1 251

1 781

1 104

1 633

1 364

1 968

1 229

72

40

87

71

9

15

23

10

81

55

110

81

unceston.............................

ovvbray..................................

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■ ■ State and

employment district I - ' '

V - ■ ■

1 ■ '

Registered unemployed .

Unfilled vacancies . ·

Males Females . Persons

School-leavers

Excl. school-leavers

School-leavers

Excl. school-leavers

School-leavers

Excl. school-leavers

Total Adults Juniors Total

TAS M A N IA (continued) .

Total non-metropolitan 270 3 534 334 2 056 604 5 590 6 194 270 57 327

■Total metropolitan Hobart ·.. 286 4 271 248 1 792 534 6 063 6 597 ' 227 48 275

Total Tasmania .................. 556 7 805 '582 3 848 1 138 11 653.

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12 791 497 105 602

■Variation since • . · i

orevious month....................... - 1 6 6 +170 -1 2 8 - 7 5 - 2 9 4 + 95 -1 9 9 - 6 1 - 7 - 68

NORTHERN TERRITORY

•'Ion-metropolitan:

■Alice Springs ....................... 10 1 188 7 309 17 1 497 1 514 109 19 128

Darwin ·· ·· ................................. 22 2 425 5 1 209 27 3 634 3 661 220 11 231 I

Katherine ............................. 2 320 1 69 3 389 392 101 8 109

Total Territory .. ............ 34 3 933 13 1 587 47 5 520 5 567 430 38

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Variation since I

.previous month .................. - 1 0 + 68 -1 + 273 -1 1 +341 + 330 + 11 + 1° + 21. |

A U S T R A L IA N n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n..a.

a} Figures are provisional and subject to revision.

'b) Figures are not available due to an industrial dispute.

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TABLE B: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA (a)

Month _ Unfilled

vacancies?^ Overtime (c)

AUSTRALIA

January 1979 19 033 3.11

February 21 151 . 2.94

March . 22 263 . 2.86

April - 19951 3.01

May ■ . 20 853 2.93

June . . Id) (e)

Month ·. Unfilled Month _ Unfilled _

vacancies (6) vacancies (b)

New South Wales South Australia .(f)

January 1979 . 7 678 January - 1979 1 492 ~

February 8 833 February 1 471

March. 11 144 March : 1 296

April 8 150 April 1 328

May 8395 May ■ 1480

June 8163 June 1 293

Victoria - ■...· Western Australia

January 1979 5 940 • January 1979 956

February 6 438 February 908

March 6 422 March 881

April 6 378 April 986

May . 6 873 May 1 024

June. . 6 766 ■ · June , . (d)

Queensland Tasmania v .

January 1979 1 804 January 1979 866

February . ^2171 February. ~ ’ 1 015

March 1 899 March 797

April _ - 1 853 April : 706

May 2 033 May 765

June 1 943 t June 774

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(c) (d) ( e)

(f)

There is some evidence of a changing seasonal pattern in the junior series for job vacancies as a result of delays by employers in lodging vacancies until after the Christmas holiday period and the effects of the Special Youth Employment Training Programme (SYETP). The Australian Statistician has advised that particular care should therefore be taken in interpreting month to month movements in the seasonally adjusted series for job vacancies.

Average hours worked per employee in the survey. ■

Figures are not available due to an industrial dispute.

There is a lag of one month in the collection of overtime data from employers in the Larger Private Factory survey. Figures for Northern Territory are no longer included in South Australia. Seasonally adjusted data for Mnrthpm Torrtfnrv arp nni availahlp -

TABLE C: UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT RECIPIENTS AS AT 29 JUNE 1979

ORIGINAL DATA (a}(b) ' ;

State 29 June

1979

Variation since previous month

New South Wales · 113 831 ~3 364

Victoria 70 288 ■ - 2 675

Queensland 48 256 : +1 034

South Australia 36 141 -2 0 0

Western Australia ( 0 (c)

Tasmania 10 420 + 31.6

Northern Territory 3 157 -375

AUSTRALIA ( 0 (c)

(a) Figures are provisional and subject to revision. (b) Source: Department of Social Security.__________ (c) Figures are not available due to an industrial dispute.

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