Australia Unemployment Rate Unchanged in December


Australia unemployment rate remained steady at 5.2% in December. Employment decreased 29,300 (0.3%) to 11,421,300.

Full-time employment increased 24,500 persons to 8,051,000 and part-time employment decreased 53,700 persons to 3,370,300.

Unemployment decreased 3,800 (0.6%) to 629,900. The number of persons looking for part-time work decreased 4,100 to 177,600 and the number of persons looking for full-time work increased 300 to 452,300.

The male unemployment rate decreased 0.2 pts to 5.0% and the female unemployment rate increased 0.1 pts to 5.5%.

The participation rate decreased 0.3 pts to 65.2%. Aggregate monthly hours worked increased 5.6 million hours to 1,622.0 million hours.


TradingEconomics.com, ABS
1/19/2012 6:53:32 PM