Australia Unemployed Persons  1978-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in Australia decreased to 701.48 Thousand in October of 2017 from 709.59 Thousand in September of 2017. Unemployed Persons in Australia averaged 629.77 Thousand from 1978 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 958.40 Thousand in December of 1992 and a record low of 363.52 Thousand in June of 1981.

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Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.50 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12297.06 12293.40 12297.06 5995.56 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 701.48 709.59 958.40 363.52 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -20679.00 17301.00 71835.00 -72719.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 24300.00 9300.00 75000.00 -80900.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 3700.00 26600.00 99400.00 -74800.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.10 65.20 65.80 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.10 12.60 20.22 7.61 percent [+]
Productivity 102.20 102.10 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 99.80 99.30 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 201.30 189.20 201.30 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 169577.02 167272.69 258083.73 69799.00 [+]
Wages 1179.00 1163.50 1179.00 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1254.10 1295.10 1295.10 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 1.90 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 694.90 672.70 694.90 543.78 AUD/week [+]
Population 24.13 23.94 24.13 10.39 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.00 65.50 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.00 65.50 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 3420.00 3440.00 3460.00 3420.00 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2420.00 2430.00 2440.00 2420.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2440.00 2660.00 2660.00 2440.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 6110.00 6250.00 6250.00 6110.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 61.60 61.24 63.41 53.48 percent [+]


Australia Unemployed Persons

In Australia, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Australia Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
701.48 709.59 958.40 363.52 1978 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 701.48 Oct/17
Brazil 12.96 Sep/17
Canada 1235.40 Oct/17
China 979.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 14402.00 Sep/17
France 3483.60 Oct/17
Germany 2388.71 Oct/17
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2890.82 Sep/17
Japan 1880.00 Sep/17
Mexico 1931269.00 Sep/17
Netherlands 404.00 Oct/17
Russia 3.86 Oct/17
South Korea 997.00 Oct/17
Spain 3448.41 Oct/17
Switzerland 139556.05 Oct/17
Turkey 3404.00 Aug/17
United Kingdom 806.10 Oct/17
United States 6520.00 Oct/17