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

Unemployment Rate in Australia increased to 6.30 percent in July from 6.1 percent in June 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
6.30 6.00 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 Wednesday, September 2, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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% 5.9%(R) 6.1% 6.1%
2015-08-06 02:30 AM Jul 6.3% 6.1%(R) 6% 6.1%
2015-09-10 02:30 AM Aug 6.3% 6.3%
2015-10-09 01:30 AM Sep 6.4%
2015-11-06 12:30 AM Oct 6.5%


Australia's Jobless Rate Rises to 6.3% in July


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 6.3 percent in July of 2015 from an upwardly revised 6.1 percent reported in the previous month and above market consensus. The economy added 38,500 jobs and the number of unemployed increased by 40,100.

The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate increased to 65.8 percent from 64.8 percent in June.

Employment increased to 11,810,700: full-time employment rose by 12,400 to 8,170,400 and part-time employment was up by 26,100 to 3,640,300.

Unemployment increased by 40,100 to 800,700. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work increased 23,600 to 568,100 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work decreased by 16,500 to 232,600.

Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked series decreased 3.4 million hours (-0.2 percent) to 1,633.2 million hours.

ABS l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
8/6/2015 1:18:47 PM


Recent Releases

Australia's Jobless Rate Edges Up in June
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 6.0 percent in June of 2015 from a downwardly revised 5.9 percent reported in the previous month but below market forecasts. The economy added 7300 jobs only and the number of unemployed increased by 12800.
Published on 2015-07-09

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.
Published on 2015-06-11

Australia's Jobless Rate Edges Up in April
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slightly increased to 6.2 percent in April of 2015 from 6.1 percent reported in the previous month as the economy lost 2900 jobs and the number of unemployed rose by 7000.
Published on 2015-05-07

Australia's Jobless Rate Falls Further
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 6.1 percent in March of 2015 from a revised 6.2 percent reported in the previous month as the economy added 37.7K jobs and the number of unemployed declined by 1.5K.
Published on 2015-04-16


Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11810.71 11768.55 11810.71 5997.11 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 12400.00 24900.00 87900.00 -75500.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 38500.00 7000.00 102600.00 -100100.00 Persons [+]
Unemployed Persons 800.71 756.15 952.40 366.18 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 155.70 152.80 155.70 139.80 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.30 13.40 20.30 7.70 percent [+]
Productivity 102.80 102.70 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.10 64.80 65.81 60.23 percent [+]
Wages 1136.90 1128.70 1136.90 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1259.00 1268.50 1268.50 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Labour Costs 100.90 102.20 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Population 23.49 23.13 23.49 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 146121.30 146934.70 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 6.30 Jul/15 6.00 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 7.50 Jul/15 6.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jul/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 10.90 Jul/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jul/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 12.00 Jul/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Jul/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.72 Jul/15 4.41 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.80 Jul/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.30 Jul/15 5.40 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Jul/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jul/15 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.30 May/15 9.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Jun/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jul/15 5.30 10.80 2.50 percent [+]