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

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent in June of 2018, the same as in the prior month and in line with market consensus. The jobless rate remained at the lowest level since last November, as the economy added 50,900 jobs while the number of unemployed declined by 1,100. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.87 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 Jobless Rate Unchanged at 6-Month Low


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent in June of 2018, the same as in the prior month and in line with market consensus. The jobless rate remained at the lowest level since last November.

In June, the number of unemployed fell by 1,100 to 714,100, as those looking for only part-time work decreased by 6,100 to 212,200, while those looking for full-time work increased by 5,100 to 501,900.

Employment rose by 50,900 to 12,573,600, far above estimates of an increase of 17,000 and marking the largest monthly gain since November 2017. Full-time employment went up by 41,200 to 8,565,200, while part-time employment advanced by 9,700 to 4,008,400. 

The labor force participation rate increased to 65.7 percent in June from 65.5 percent a month earlier and beat forecasts of 65.5 percent. It was the highest reading since February and only a tick below an all time high of 65.8 percent recorded in November 2010. Meantime, the employment to population ratio went up by 0.1 percentage points to 62.1 percent in June.

Seasonally adjusted monthly hours worked in all jobs increased by 10.7 million hours, or 0.6 percent, to 1,750.7 million hours.


ABS | Rida | rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/19/2018 9:43:39 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-17 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.5% 5.5% 5.5%
2018-06-14 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.6% 5.5% 5.5%
2018-07-19 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.5%
2018-08-17 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5%
2018-09-14 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%
2018-10-19 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%


Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.40 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12573.57 12522.66 12573.57 5997.85 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 714.10 715.17 959.90 364.54 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 9668.00 33364.00 72873.00 -73080.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 41200.00 -19900.00 79900.00 -81000.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 50900.00 13500.00 99100.00 -75000.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.70 65.50 65.80 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.30 11.60 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Productivity 100.90 100.20 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 101.10 101.20 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 234.20 220.80 234.20 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 175660.00 178636.00 258085.00 69799.00 [+]
Wages 1191.50 1179.00 1191.50 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 2.10 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1309.40 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 62.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.40 11.20 4.00 1978 - 2018 percent Monthly




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Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 Jun/18
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Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
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China 3.89 Mar/18
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India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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