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Australia Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Feb 2020
Actual
5.1 %
Forecast
5.3 %
Previous
5.3 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Apr 16, 2020
Time to Release
10 Days 20 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
11.2 %
Dec 1992
4 %
Aug 2008
6.8 %1978 - 2020Australian Bureau of Statistics
In Australia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.

Latest Updates

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate unexpectedly was at 5.1 percent in December 2019, compared to market estimates and the previous month's figure of 5.2 percent. This marked the lowest jobless rate since March, as the number of unemployed fell by 12,900 while employment rose by 28,900.

Australia Unemployment Rate History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Jan 23, 202009:29Australia Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Falls to 9-Month Low
Dec 19, 201910:32Australia Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Falls
Nov 14, 201901:29Australia Jobless Rate Inches Higher to 5.3% in October
Oct 17, 201901:09Australia Jobless Rate Below Estimates in September
Sep 19, 201910:23Australia Jobless Rate Highest in a Year
Aug 15, 201910:05Australia Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 5.2%
Jul 18, 201910:15Australia Jobless Rate Steady at Highest Since August 2018
DATETIMEEVENTActual
Nov 14, 201900:30Unemployment Rate5.3 %
Oct 17, 201900:30Unemployment Rate5.2 %
Sep 19, 201901:30Unemployment Rate5.3 %
Aug 15, 201901:30Unemployment Rate5.2 %
Jul 18, 201901:30Unemployment Rate5.2 %
Jun 13, 201901:30Unemployment Rate5.2 %

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Australia labour Indicators

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
26,700
Feb 2020
12,900
Jan 2020
-74,800
Nov 1992
99,200
Nov 1985
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2020
Employment Rate
62.6
Feb 2020
62.6
Jan 2020
54
Apr 1983
62.9
Apr 2008
%Monthly1978 - 2020
Full Time Employment
6,700
Feb 2020
45,300
Jan 2020
-80,800
Nov 1991
74,800
Dec 1987
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2020
Minimum Wages
740.8
Jul 2019
719.2
Jul 2018
522.12
Oct 2007
740.8
Jul 2019
AUD/weekYearly2007 - 2019
Part Time Employment
20,000
Feb 2020
-32,300
Jan 2020
-73,100
Oct 2007
72,500
Feb 2009
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2020
Job Advertisements
151,145.85
Feb 2020
150,078.15
Jan 2020
69,798.9
Jul 1999
258,085.47
Apr 2008
Monthly1999 - 2020

Unemployment Rate across Pacific

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Australia
5.1
Feb 2020
5.3
Jan 2020
4
Aug 2008
11.2
Dec 1992
%Monthly1978 - 2020
Fiji
4.2
Dec 2019
4.2
Dec 2018
3.6
Dec 2008
9.4
Dec 1988
%Yearly1982 - 2019
New Caledonia
11.9
Dec 2018
11.6
Dec 2017
11.6
Dec 2017
19.2
Dec 1993
%Yearly1989 - 2018
New Zealand
4
Dec 2019
4.2
Sep 2019
3.3
Dec 2007
11.2
Sep 1991
%Quarterly1985 - 2019
Papua New Guinea
2.4
Dec 2019
2.4
Dec 2018
2.4
Dec 2017
2.9
Dec 2000
%Yearly1991 - 2019

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