16 August 2000
QES revision consistent with today's OCR announcement
Reserve Bank Assistant Governor David Archer said: "In view of the large corrections to the previously released March quarter employment numbers, the Acting Government Statistician advised the Reserve Bank yesterday of both the corrected March quarter numbers and the June quarter results.
"At the margin, these additional data reinforced the earlier decision to leave the Official Cash Rate unchanged in the Monetary Policy Statement released this morning", Mr Archer said.
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