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

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in June of 2017 from an upwardly revised 5.6 percent in May and consistent with market estimates. The jobless rate remained at its lowest level since October 2016, as the economy added 14,000 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 13,100. 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.

Australia Unemployment Rate
Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
Receive the next reported value for Australia Unemployment Rate in you Inbox



We will not not share your email with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-18 01:30 AM Apr 5.7% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9%
2017-06-15 01:30 AM May 5.5% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7%
2017-07-20 01:30 AM Jun 5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
2017-08-17 01:30 AM Jul 5.6% 5.6%
2017-09-14 01:30 AM Aug 5.5%
2017-10-19 12:30 AM Sep 5.5%




Australia Jobless Rate Steady At 7-Month Low of 5.6% In June


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in June of 2017 from an upwardly revised 5.6 percent in May and consistent with market estimates. The jobless rate remained at its lowest level since October 2016, as the economy added 14,000 jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 13,100.

In June, the seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate increased to a 17-month high of 65.0 percent from 64.9 percent in the previous period, above market expections of 64.9 percent.

Employment increased by 14,000 to 12,166,900, slightly short of market estimates of a 15,000 increase: full-time employment increased by 62,000 to 8,356,000 while part-time employment decreased by 48,000 to 3,810,800.

Unemployment rose by 13,100 to 728,100. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work advanced by 9,200 to 500,600 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work rose 3,900 to 227,500.

Of those employed, underemployment still hovered near record highs at 9.3 percent.

Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 8.9 million hours (+0.5 percent) to 1,703.5 million hours, and the seasonally adjusted employment to population ratio stood steady at 61.3 per cent.


ABS | Charles | charles@tradingeconomics.com
7/20/2017 11:18:41 AM



Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.60 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12166.87 12152.84 12166.87 5995.68 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 728.13 715.03 958.42 363.54 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -48020.00 -15360.00 72790.00 -72790.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 62000.00 53400.00 74900.00 -80900.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 14000.00 38000.00 99500.00 -74800.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.00 64.90 65.80 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.10 12.70 20.22 7.61 percent [+]
Productivity 102.10 101.90 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 99.30 99.30 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 189.20 186.40 190.00 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 175091.39 170545.10 258097.00 69799.00 [+]
Wages 1163.50 1160.90 1163.50 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1295.10 1282.70 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 61.56 61.29 63.41 53.48 percent [+]


Australia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 2017.

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



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.30 May/17
Italy 11.30 May/17
Turkey 10.50 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 May/17
Canada 6.50 Jun/17
Australia 5.60 Jun/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.10 Jun/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
Netherlands 4.90 Jun/17
United Kingdom 4.50 May/17
United States 4.40 Jun/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 May/17
South Korea 3.80 Jun/17
Mexico 3.60 May/17
Japan 3.10 May/17
Switzerland 3.00 Jun/17