The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) re-benchmarks Labour Force data once a quarter

  • Ahead of the release of February, May, August and November data
  • They do so to ensure the estimates are based on the most up to date population benchmarks
  • They've updated to January 2016 today

From the revision published today:

  • Incorporating the latest revised population benchmarks has resulted in minor revisions across the Labour Force series.
  • Total employed has fallen by 6,700 people
  • Total unemployed has fallen by 300 people