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Monthly Results -May 2019-
Released on June 28, 2019
Retroactive adjustment data, calculated by applying 2015 census-based benchmark population instead of previously released 2010 Ceunsus-based, are used for calculating "Change from the year" during 2017 (excluding rate).
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Summary of the May 2019 Survey Results
The number of employed persons in May 2019 was 67.32 million, an increase of 340 thousand or 0.5% from the previous year.
The number of unemployed persons in May 2019 was 1.65 million, an increase of 70 thousand or 4.4% from the previous year.
The unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 2.4%.
|(10 thousand persons)|
|May figures||Change from the previous year|
|Population aged 15 years old and over||11093||-10||-0.1|
|Not in labour force||4184||-51||-1.2|
|Labour force participation rate (%)||62.2||0.5||-|
|Employment rate (%)||60.7||0.4||-|
|Unemployment rate, original series (%)||2.4||0.1||-|
|Current month||Change from the previous month|
|Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted (%)||2.4||0.0||-|
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Table 2 Population aged 15 years old and over by labour force status(Excel:47KB) (Labour force, Employed person, Unemployed person, Not in labour force, Labour force participation rate, Employment rate, Unemployment rate)
Table 3 Employed person by agriculture and forestry or non-agricultural industries and status in employment, and weekly and monthly hours of work for employed person at work in non-agricultural industries(Excel:44KB)
Seasonally adjusted time series
Table 24 Seasonally adjusted series of major items(Excel:48KB) (Labour force, Employed person, Unemployed person, Not in labour force, Unemployment rate)