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Australia Unemployment Rate

Last Release
May 2021
Actual
5.1 %
Forecast
5.5 %
Previous
5.5 %
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
%
Next Release
Jul 15, 2021
Time to Release
25 Days 6 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
11.2 %
Dec 1992
4 %
Aug 2008
6.79 %1978 - 2021Australian 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 %

Australia labour Indicators

All Australia indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Employment Change
115,200
May 2021
-30,700
Apr 2021
-607,400
Apr 2020
228,300
Jun 2020
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2021
Employment Rate
62.6
Mar 2021
62.3
Feb 2021
54
Apr 1983
62.9
Apr 2008
%Monthly1978 - 2021
Full Time Employment
97,500
May 2021
33,800
Apr 2021
-235,900
Apr 2020
97,500
May 2021
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2021
Minimum Wages
753.8
Jul 2020
740.8
Jul 2019
522.12
Oct 2007
753.8
Jul 2020
AUD/weekYearly2007 - 2020
Part Time Employment
17,700
May 2021
-64,300
Apr 2021
-371,472
Apr 2020
252,005
Jun 2020
PersonsMonthly1978 - 2021
Job Advertisements
159,156
Dec 2021
213,895
May 2021
63,112.34
Apr 2020
258,085.47
Apr 2008
Monthly1999 - 2021

Unemployment Rate across Pacific

Unemployment Rate global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Australia
5.1
May 2021
5.5
Apr 2021
4
Aug 2008
11.2
Dec 1992
%Monthly1978 - 2021
Fiji
4.8
Dec 2020
4.2
Dec 2019
3.6
Dec 2008
9.4
Dec 1988
%Yearly1982 - 2020
New Caledonia
10.9
Dec 2019
11.9
Dec 2018
10.9
Dec 2019
19.2
Dec 1993
%Yearly1989 - 2019
New Zealand
4.7
Mar 2021
4.9
Dec 2020
3.3
Dec 2007
11.2
Sep 1991
%Quarterly1985 - 2021
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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