Australia Labor Force Participation Rate  1978-2017 | Data | Chart

Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia decreased to 64.60 percent in January from 64.70 percent in December of 2016. Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia averaged 63.17 percent from 1978 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 65.80 percent in November of 2010 and a record low of 60.14 percent in April of 1983.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-15 12:30 AM Nov 64.6% 64.4% 64.5% 64.4%
2017-01-19 12:30 AM Dec 64.7% 64.6% 64.6% 64.6%
2017-02-16 12:30 AM Jan 64.6% 64.7% 64.7% 64.6%
2017-03-16 12:30 AM Feb 64.6% 64.63%
2017-04-13 01:30 AM Mar 64.62%
2017-05-19 01:30 AM Apr 64.62%




Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.80 11.10 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11998.24 11984.74 11998.24 5993.28 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 720.25 739.56 953.57 365.22 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 58340.00 5070.00 75650.00 -76630.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment -44800.00 11300.00 76800.00 -72900.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 13500.00 16300.00 90200.00 -69800.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.60 64.70 65.80 60.14 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.30 13.10 20.22 7.61 percent [+]
Productivity 101.90 103.50 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 101.30 99.90 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 181.00 175.30 190.00 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 167163.66 161008.07 258106.76 72752.60 [+]
Wages 1160.90 1145.70 1160.90 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 1.90 1.90 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1282.70 1266.90 1282.70 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 672.70 672.70 672.70 543.78 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 3360.00 2549.80 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2260.43 2206.65 2299.00 2173.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 61.49 61.11 63.41 53.48 percent [+]



Australia Labor Force Participation Rate Notes

The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
64.60 64.70 65.80 60.14 1978 - 2017 percent Monthly
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