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

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.8 percent in June of 2016 from 5.7 percent in the previous three months and matching market consensus. It was the highest jobless rate since February as the economy added 7,900 jobs and the number of unemployed increased by 9,900. 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
5.80 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-05-19 01:30 AM Apr 5.7% 5.7% 5.8% 5.8%
2016-06-16 01:30 AM May 5.7% 5.7% 5.7% 5.8%
2016-07-14 01:30 AM Jun 5.8% 5.7% 5.8% 5.8%
2016-08-18 01:30 AM Jul 5.8% 5.9%
2016-09-15 01:30 AM Aug 5.9%
2016-10-20 12:30 AM Sep 6%

Australia Jobless Rate at 4-Month High


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.8 percent in June of 2016 from 5.7 percent in the previous three months and matching market consensus. It was the highest jobless rate since February as the economy added 7,900 jobs and the number of unemployed increased by 9,900.

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

Employment rose to 11,939,600: full-time employment went up 38,400 to 8,198,900 and part-time employment decreased by 30,600 to 3,740,700.

Unemployment increased to 734,200. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work decreased 9,200 to 496,700 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased by 19,000 to 237,500.

Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased 4.3 million hours to 1,640.0 million hours.

ABS l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/14/2016 3:09:23 AM

Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.70 11.10 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11939.60 11930.73 11939.60 5994.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 734.20 726.38 953.35 365.42 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -30600.00 16600.00 75730.00 -76610.00 [+]
Full Time Employment 38400.00 2500.00 76972.00 -73016.00 [+]
Employment Change 7900.00 19200.00 90140.00 -69614.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.90 64.80 65.80 60.15 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.36 12.28 20.22 7.61 percent [+]
Productivity 102.30 101.60 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 100.10 101.00 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 171.90 172.90 190.00 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 158810.00 157989.00 258105.00 72752.80 [+]
Wages 1145.70 1136.90 1145.70 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 2.50 4.30 2.30 percent [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1266.90 1259.00 1268.50 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 656.90 640.90 656.90 543.78 AUD/week [+]
Population 23.94 23.61 23.94 10.39 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 5350.00 6590.00 6590.00 5000.00 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 3500.00 3360.00 3500.00 3360.00 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2260.00 2260.00 2260.00 2240.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 61.35 61.25 63.41 53.48 percent [+]




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