Australia Unemployment Rate 1978-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Australia decreased to 6 percent in May of 2015 from 6.10 percent in April of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.90 percent from 1978 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 10.90 percent in December of 1992 and a record low of 4 percent in February of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Australia is reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistic.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.00 6.10 10.90 4.00 1978 - 2015 percent Monthly
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. Content for - Australia Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-16 02:30 AM Mar 6.1% 6.2% (R) 6.3% 6.3%
2015-05-07 02:30 AM Apr 6.2% 6.1% 6.2% 6.3%
2015-06-11 02:30 AM May 6.0% 6.1% (R) 6.2% 6.2%
2015-07-09 02:30 AM Jun 6.0% 6.1% 6.1%
2015-08-07 02:30 AM Jul 6.2%
2015-09-11 02:30 AM Aug 6.2%


Australia's Jobless Rate Falls to 6% in May


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.0 percent in May of 2015 from a revised 6.1 percent reported in the previous month and beating market forecasts, as the economy added 42000 jobs and the number of unemployed declined by 22000.

The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate remained steady at 64.7 percent from a revised April 2015 estimate. 

Employment increased to 11,759,600. Full-time employment rose by 14,700 to 8,128,600 and part-time employment increased by 27,300 to 3,630,900 persons in May 2015 (seasonally adjusted). Unemployment decreased by 22,000 to 745,200. 

The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 23,500 to 514,500 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased 1,500 to 230,800.

Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked series increased 2.2 million hours (0.1 percent) in May 2015 to 1,631.8 million hours.

ABS l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/11/2015 6:23:02 AM


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Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.00 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11759.57 11717.53 11759.57 5997.11 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 14700.00 -24000.00 87900.00 -75500.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 42000.00 -13700.00 102600.00 -100100.00 Persons [+]
Unemployed Persons 745.20 767.17 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 155.70 152.80 155.70 139.80 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.60 13.60 20.30 7.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.80 102.70 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.73 64.76 65.81 60.23 percent [+]
Wages 1128.70 1123.00 1128.70 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1268.50 1216.30 1268.50 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Labour Costs 100.90 102.20 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Population 23.13 22.72 23.13 10.28 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 64.50 64.50 64.50 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Job Advertisements 146934.70 144766.80 257894.40 72582.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 656.90 640.90 656.90 543.78 AUD/week [+]
Wage Growth 2.30 2.50 4.30 2.30 percent [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]