Australia Unemployment Rate  1978-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in August of 2018, the same as in the prior month and matching market consensus. The jobless rate remained at its the lowest level since November 2012, as the economy added 44,000 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 5,800. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.86 percent from 1978 until 2018, 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 August Jobless Rate Matches Estimates


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in August of 2018, the same as in the prior month and matching market consensus. The jobless rate remained at its the lowest level since November 2012, as the economy added 44,000 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 5,800.

In August, the number of unemployed rose by 5,800 to 708,800, as people looking for only part-time work increased by 13,200 to 214,000, while those looking for full-time work decreased by 7,500 to 494,800.
 
Employment went up by 44,000 to 12,631,300, missing estimates of an increase of 15,000. Part-time employment increased by 10,200 to 4,000,600 while full-time employment went up by 33,700 to 8,603,700.
 
The labor force participation rate rose by 0.1 points from a month earlier to 65.7 percent while markets estimated 65.6 percent. Meantime, the employment to population ratio went up by 0.1 percentage points to 62.2 percent.
 
Seasonally adjusted monthly hours worked in all jobs increased by 0.6 million hours, or 0.03 percent, to 1,750.9 million hours.
 


Australian Bureau of Statistics l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
9/13/2018 11:49:27 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-19 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.5%
2018-08-16 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.4% 5.4% 5.5%
2018-09-13 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.3% 5.3% 5.4%
2018-10-19 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.4%
2018-11-16 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4%
2018-12-14 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4%


Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.30 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12631.28 12587.28 12631.28 5997.91 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 708.77 703.00 959.95 364.59 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 10250.00 -24350.00 73432.00 -73084.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 33700.00 20100.00 80400.00 -81000.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 44000.00 -4300.00 99100.00 -75000.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.60 65.80 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.70 11.10 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Productivity 101.80 100.90 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 100.60 101.10 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 234.20 220.80 234.20 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 177241.00 178349.00 258085.00 69799.00 [+]
Wages 1207.40 1191.50 1207.40 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 2.10 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1304.50 1309.40 1309.40 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 719.20 694.90 719.20 522.12 AUD/week [+]
Population 24.70 24.13 24.70 10.39 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.50 65.50 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.50 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 62.10 62.20 62.90 54.00 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.30 5.30 11.20 4.00 1978 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
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Spain 15.30 Jun/18
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Italy 10.40 Jul/18
Turkey 10.20 Jun/18
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France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.20 Jul/18
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Canada 6.00 Aug/18
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South Korea 4.20 Aug/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Jul/18
Netherlands 3.90 Aug/18
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China 3.83 Jun/18
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Mexico 3.50 Jul/18
Germany 3.40 Jul/18
Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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