Australia Unemployment Rate  1978-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.7 percent in April of 2016, unchanged from the figure in March and slightly below consensus of 5.8 percent. The economy added 10,800 jobs and the number of unemployed increased by 400. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.94 percent from 1978 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11.10 percent in October of 1992 and a record low of 4 percent in February of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Australia is reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.70 5.70 11.10 4.00 1978 - 2016 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. Australia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-17 12:30 AM Feb 5.8% 6.0% 6% 6%
2016-04-14 01:30 AM Mar 5.7% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9%
2016-05-19 01:30 AM Apr 5.7% 5.7% 5.8% 5.8%
2016-06-16 01:30 AM May 5.7% 5.8%
2016-07-14 01:30 AM Jun 5.8%
2016-08-18 01:30 AM Jul 5.9%

Australia Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7% in April


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.7 percent in April of 2016, unchanged from the figure in March and slightly below consensus of 5.8 percent. The economy added 10,800 jobs and the number of unemployed increased by 400.

The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate came in at 64.8 percent from 64.9 percent the preceding month.

Employment rose to 11,917,200: full-time employment decreased 9,300 to 8,165,600 and part-time employment increased by 20,200 to 3,751,600.

Unemployment increased to 723,300. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work remained steady at 515,000 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased by 400 to 208,200.

Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 17.9 million hours to 1,613.8 million hours.

ABS l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/19/2016 2:54:03 AM

Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.70 5.70 11.10 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11917.19 11909.55 11917.19 5994.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 723.26 723.11 953.35 365.42 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 20200.00 32700.00 75730.00 -76610.00 [+]
Full Time Employment -9300.00 -10100.00 76972.00 -73016.00 [+]
Employment Change 10800.00 25700.00 90140.00 -69614.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.80 64.90 65.80 60.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.00 12.20 20.22 7.61 percent [+]
Labour Costs 101.00 101.20 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Productivity 101.60 101.30 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 172.90 167.00 190.00 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 153872.60 155108.20 257903.90 72582.00 [+]
Wages 1145.70 1136.90 1145.70 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1266.90 1259.00 1268.50 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 2.50 4.30 2.30 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 656.90 640.90 656.90 543.78 AUD/week [+]
Population 23.80 23.49 23.80 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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 5000.00 5000.00 5000.00 5000.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 61.21 61.46 63.41 53.48 percent [+]




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