Australia's Unemployment Rate Stable at 5.2%


Australia's unemployment decreased 5,700 (0.9%) to 630,800. The number of persons looking for part-time work decreased 15,400 to 165,800 and the number of persons looking for full-time work increased 9,800 to 465,000.

Employment increased 10,100 (0.1%) to 11,462,300. Full-time employment increased 20,000 persons to 8,067,500 and part-time employment decreased 9,900 persons to 3,394,800.

The male unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 5.3% and the female unemployment rate decreased 0.2 pts to 5.2%.

The participation rate decreased 0.1 pts to 65.6%. Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 10.4 million hours to 1,626.0 million hours.


TradingEconomics.com, Australian Bureau of Statistics
11/10/2011 4:01:38 PM