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

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.5 percent in January of 2018 from an upwardly revised 5.6 percent in the preceding month and in line with market consensus. The economy added 16,000 jobs while the number of unemployed declined by 7,900. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.88 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 Edges Down to 5.5% in January


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.5 percent in January of 2018 from an upwardly revised 5.6 percent in the preceding month and in line with market consensus. The economy added 16,000 jobs while the number of unemployed declined by 7,900.

In January, the number of unemployed dropped by 7,900  to 723,800, as those looking for full-time work fell by 4,500 to 497,800 and those looking for only part-time work went down by 3,400 to 22,6000

Employment increased by 16,000 to 12,453,500, above estimates of an increase of 15.000. It was the 16th straight month of gains in employment, the longest such streak since the monthly series began in 1978. Full-time employment decreased by 49,800 to 8,460,900 and part-time employment grew by 65,900 to 3.992,600. 

The labour force participation rate edged down to 65.6 percent from 65.7 percent in a month earlier and matching expectations.

Seasonally adjusted monthly hours worked in all jobs dropped by 24.1 million hours (1.4 percent) to 1,708.2 million hours. Meantime, the seasonally adjusted employment to population ratio remained steady at 62.0 percent.


ABS l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/15/2018 2:30:32 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-14 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.5%
2018-01-18 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4%
2018-02-15 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.6% 5.5% 5.4%
2018-03-22 12:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.5%
2018-04-19 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4%
2018-05-17 01:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6%


Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.60 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12453.50 12440.80 12453.50 5995.53 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 723.80 730.60 958.37 363.52 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 65900.00 19500.00 71731.00 -72750.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment -49800.00 15100.00 75000.00 -80900.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 16000.00 33500.00 99500.00 -74900.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.60 65.70 65.80 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.30 12.30 20.22 7.61 percent [+]
Productivity 100.80 102.20 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 100.50 99.80 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 210.80 201.30 210.80 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 177960.57 167521.09 258085.67 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 2.10 2.00 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 62.00 61.90 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.50 5.60 11.20 4.00 1978 - 2018 percent Monthly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 11.80 Dec/17
Italy 10.80 Dec/17
Turkey 10.30 Nov/17
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.70 Dec/17
Canada 5.90 Jan/18
Australia 5.50 Jan/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.20 Jan/18
United Kingdom 4.40 Dec/17
Netherlands 4.20 Jan/18
United States 4.10 Jan/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Germany 3.60 Dec/17
South Korea 3.60 Jan/18
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.30 Jan/18
Mexico 3.10 Dec/17
Japan 2.80 Dec/17


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