Australia Unemployment Rate  1978-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was steady at 5.9 percent in March of 2017, the same as the previous month and in line with market expectations. The economy added 60.9 thousand jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 4 thousand. Unemployment Rate in Australia averaged 6.91 percent from 1978 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in December of 1992 and a record low of 3.98 percent in February of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-16 12:30 AM Jan 5.7% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8%
2017-03-16 12:30 AM Feb 5.9% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7%
2017-04-13 01:30 AM Mar 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9%
2017-05-19 01:30 AM Apr 5.9% 5.9%
2017-06-16 01:30 AM May 5.9%
2017-07-14 01:30 AM Jun 6%




Australia Jobless Rate Steady At 5.9% In March


Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 5.9 percent in March of 2017, the same as the previous month and in line with market expectations. The economy added 60.9 thousand jobs while the number of unemployed increased by 4 thousand.

In March, the seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate came in at 64.8 percent, up from 64.6 percent in the prior month and above consensus of 64.6 percent.

Employment increased by 60,900 to 12,059,600, beating market estimates of a 20,000 gain: full-time employment increased by 74,500 to 8,238,600 while part-time employment decreased 13,600 to 3,821,000.

Unemployment increased 4,000 to 753,100. The number of unemployed persons looking for full-time work increased by 2,900 to 528,600 and the number of unemployed persons only looking for part-time work increased by 1,100 to 224,500.

Seasonally adjusted aggregate monthly hours worked in all jobs increased 3.2 million hours to 1,664.2 million hours.

Statistics of Australia | Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
4/13/2017 8:51:53 AM



Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.88 5.88 11.20 3.98 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12059.56 11998.65 12059.56 5995.76 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 753.13 749.13 958.40 363.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -13590.00 -35950.00 72660.00 -72900.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 74500.00 38800.00 74900.00 -80900.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 60900.00 2800.00 99500.00 -74800.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.78 64.56 65.79 60.11 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.30 12.30 20.22 7.61 percent [+]
Productivity 101.90 101.90 104.21 58.20 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 99.30 101.30 102.50 45.40 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 186.40 181.00 190.00 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 165991.07 165468.99 258100.79 72752.60 [+]
Wages 1163.50 1163.50 1163.50 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1295.10 1295.10 1295.10 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 1.90 1.90 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
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 2657.10 2549.80 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 2260.43 2206.65 2299.00 2173.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 61.04 60.04 63.41 53.48 percent [+]


Australia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.88 5.88 11.20 3.98 1978 - 2017 percent Monthly



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