Australia Unemployment Rate  1978-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in August of 2017, the same as in a month earlier and matching market estimates. The economy added 54,200 jobs while the number of unemployed decreased by 1,100. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.90 percent from 1978 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in December of 1992 and a record low of 4 percent in February of 2008.

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Australia Jobless Rate Steady at 5.6% in August


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in August of 2017, the same as in a month earlier and matching market estimates. The economy added 54,200 jobs while the number of unemployed decreased by 1,100.

In August,  the seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate increased to 65.3 percent from 65.1 percent in the previous period, the highest since September 2012 and above expections of 65.1 percent.

Employment rose by 54,200 to 12,269,000, the biggest jump since October 2015 and beating estimates of a 15,000 increase: full-time employment went up by 40,100 to 8,392,300 while part-time employment increased by 14,100 to 3,876,700.

Unemployment decreased by 1,100 to 727,500. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work increased by 6,400 to 501,600 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work fell by 7,500 to 225,900.

Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 6.1 million hours (0.4 percent) to 1,705.4 million hours. Meantime, the seasonally adjusted employment to population ratio increased to 61.6 percent from 61.4 percent in July.

ABS l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/14/2017 4:56:08 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-20 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
2017-08-17 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.7% 5.6% 5.6%
2017-09-14 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
2017-10-19 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.5%
2017-11-17 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%
2017-12-15 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%


Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.60 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12268.96 12214.75 12268.96 5995.68 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 727.45 728.54 958.42 363.58 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 14085.00 49133.00 71984.00 -72814.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 40100.00 -19800.00 75000.00 -80900.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 54200.00 29200.00 99500.00 -74800.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.30 65.10 65.80 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.70 12.90 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 189.20 186.40 190.00 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 181435.00 177953.00 258097.00 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 1.90 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 5350.00 6590.00 6590.00 5000.00 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2582.40 2559.90 2657.10 2549.80 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2260.43 2206.65 2299.00 2173.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 61.40 61.46 63.41 53.48 percent [+]


Australia Unemployment Rate

In Australia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Australia Unemployment Rate at 5.8% in December - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 5.60 11.20 4.00 1978 - 2017 percent Monthly




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