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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Australia

Australia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7 % Oct/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.6 % Oct/20
Employed Persons 12774 Thousand Person | 12.774 Million Person Oct/20
Employment Change  178800 Thousand Person | 178.8 K Persons Oct/20
Employment Rate  61.2 % Oct/20
Full Time Employment 97000 Persons | 97 K Persons Oct/20
Part Time Employment 81780 Persons | 81.78 K Persons Oct/20
Unemployed Persons 961 Thousand Persons | 0.961 Million Persons Oct/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Australia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Australia increased to 7 % in October 2020. The maximum rate was 11.2 % and minimum was 4 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
7 Oct/20 19.11.2020
6.9 Sep/20 15.10.2020
6.8 Aug/20 17.09.2020
7.5 Jul/20 13.08.2020
7.4 Jun/20 16.07.2020
7.1 May/20 18.06.2020
6.2 Apr/20 14.05.2020
5.2 Mar/20 16.04.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Malcolm Turnbull 15.09.2015 - 24.08.2018 5.6000 5.4000 5.6000 5.4000 -3.57%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Australia?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Australia increased to 15.6 % in October 2020. The maximum rate was 20.1 % and minimum was 7.6 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
15.6 Oct/20 19.11.2020
14.5 Sep/20 15.10.2020
14.3 Aug/20 17.09.2020
16.3 Jul/20 13.08.2020
16.4 Jun/20 16.07.2020
16.1 May/20 18.06.2020
13.8 Apr/20 14.05.2020
11.6 Mar/20 16.04.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Malcolm Turnbull 15.09.2015 - 24.08.2018 13.1000 11.6000 13.3000 11.6000 -11.45%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Australia - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Australia?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Australia increased to 12774 Thousand Person (12.774 Million Person) in October 2020. The maximum rate was 13000 Thousand Person and minimum was 5998 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
12774 Oct/20 19.11.2020
12572 Sep/20 17.10.2020
12583 Aug/20 17.09.2020
12461 Jul/20 13.08.2020
12328 Jun/20 16.07.2020
12154 May/20 18.06.2020
12419 Apr/20 16.05.2020
13018 Mar/20 18.04.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (Thousand Person)

Employment Change 
                     Australia - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is Employment Change rate in Australia?

  • Employment Change in Australia increased by 178800 Thousand Person (178.8 K Persons) in October 2020. The maximum change was 227800 Thousand Person and minimum was -607400 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
178800 Oct/20 19.11.2020
-29500 Sep/20 15.10.2020
111000 Aug/20 17.09.2020
114700 Jul/20 13.08.2020
210800 Jun/20 16.07.2020
-227700 May/20 18.06.2020
-594300 Apr/20 14.05.2020
5900 Mar/20 16.04.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employment Change  in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Australia?

  • Employment Rate in Australia increased to 61.2 % in October 2020. The maximum rate was 62.9 % and minimum was 54 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
61.2 Oct/20 19.11.2020
60.3 Sep/20 15.10.2020
60.3 Aug/20 17.09.2020
59.8 Jul/20 13.08.2020
58.4 May/20 18.06.2020
59.6 Apr/20 14.05.2020
62.6 Feb/20 19.03.2020
62.6 Jan/20 20.02.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Persons)

Full Time Employment
                     Australia - Historical Data (Persons)

What is the number of full-time workers in Australia?

  • Full Time Employment in Australia increased to 97000 Persons (97 K Persons) in October 2020. The maximum rate was 97000 Persons and minimum was -236000 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
97000 Oct/20 19.11.2020
-20100 Sep/20 15.10.2020
36200 Aug/20 17.09.2020
43500 Jul/20 13.08.2020
-38100 Jun/20 16.07.2020
-89100 May/20 18.06.2020
-220500 Apr/20 14.05.2020
-400 Mar/20 16.04.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Persons)

Full Time Employment in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Australia - Historical Data (Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Australia?

  • Part Time Employment in Australia increased to 81780 Persons (81.78 K Persons) in October 2020. The maximum rate was 251875 Persons and minimum was -371435 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
81780 Oct/20 19.11.2020
-9400 Sep/20 15.10.2020
74817 Aug/20 17.09.2020
71221 Jul/20 13.08.2020
249000 Jun/20 16.07.2020
-138584 May/20 18.06.2020
-373766 Apr/20 14.05.2020
6400 Mar/20 16.04.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Persons)

Part Time Employment in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Australia - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Australia?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Australia increased to 961 Thousand Persons (0.961 Million Persons) in October 2020. The maximum rate was 1008 Thousand Persons and minimum was 365 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
961 Oct/20 19.11.2020
937 Sep/20 15.10.2020
922 Aug/20 17.09.2020
1009 Jul/20 13.08.2020
992 Jun/20 16.07.2020
928 May/20 18.06.2020
823 Apr/20 14.05.2020
719 Mar/20 18.04.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Australia

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2019 66 65.5
Wages 2Q/20 3883.004 USD/Month 3740.181
Job Vacancies 3Q/20 206 K 129
Labor Force Participation Rate Oct/20 65.8 % 64.9
Living Wage Individual 2018 1215.668 USD/Month 1250.009

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia Oct/20 7 % 6.9
New Zealand 3Q/20 5.3 % 4
Papua New Guinea 2019 2.4 % 2.4
Fiji 2019 4.2 % 4.2