Australia Unemployment Rate

Last Release
Oct 2019
Actual
5.3 %
Forecast
5.1 %
Previous
5.2 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Dec 19, 2019
Time to Release
1 Months 3 Days 13 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
11.2 %
Dec 1992
4 %
Aug 2008
6.82 %1978 - 2019Australian 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.

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Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in October 2019 from 5.2 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. The number of unemployed increased by 17,100 while employment unexpected fell for the first time in 17 months (-19,000).

Australia Unemployment Rate History

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Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
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
Jun 13, 201910:28Australia Jobless Rate Holds at 8-Month High in May
May 16, 201911:03Australia Jobless Rate Rises to 8-Month High of 5.2%
DATETIMEEVENT
Nov 14, 201900:30Unemployment Rate
Oct 17, 201900:30Unemployment Rate
Sep 19, 201901:30Unemployment Rate
Aug 15, 201901:30Unemployment Rate
Jul 18, 201901:30Unemployment Rate
Jun 13, 201901:30Unemployment Rate

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
-19,000
Oct 2019
14,700
Sep 2019
-74,901
Nov 1992
99,147
Nov 1985
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2019
Employment Rate
62.7
Sep 2019
62.7
Aug 2019
54
Apr 1983
62.9
Apr 2008
%Monthly1978 - 2019
Full Time Employment
-10,300
Oct 2019
24,900
Sep 2019
-80,825
Nov 1991
74,789
Dec 1987
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2019
Minimum Wages
740.8
Jul 2019
719.2
Jul 2018
522.12
Oct 2007
740.8
Jul 2019
AUD/weekYearly2007 - 2019
Part Time Employment
-8,700
Oct 2019
-12,500
Sep 2019
-73,168
Oct 2007
72,537
Feb 2009
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2019
Job Advertisements
155,972.36
Oct 2019
157,555.88
Sep 2019
69,798.9
Jul 1999
258,085.09
Apr 2008
Monthly1999 - 2019

Unemployment Rate across Pacific

Unemployment Rate global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Australia
5.3
Oct 2019
5.2
Sep 2019
4
Aug 2008
11.2
Dec 1992
%Monthly1978 - 2019
Fiji
4.2
Dec 2018
4.1
Dec 2017
3.6
Dec 2008
9.4
Dec 1988
%Yearly1982 - 2018
New Caledonia
11.9
Dec 2018
11.6
Dec 2017
11.6
Dec 2017
19.2
Dec 1993
%Yearly1989 - 2018
New Zealand
4.2
Sep 2019
3.9
Jun 2019
3.3
Dec 2007
11.2
Sep 1991
%Quarterly1985 - 2019
Papua New Guinea
2.4
Dec 2018
2.4
Dec 2017
2.4
Dec 2017
2.9
Dec 2000
%Yearly1991 - 2018
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