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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Australia

Australia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.5 % Dec/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.67 % Dec/22
Employed Persons 13747 Thousand Person | 13.747 Million Person Dec/22
Employment Change  -14640 Thousand Person | -14.64 K Persons Dec/22
Employment Rate  64.3 % Dec/22
Full Time Employment 17566 Persons | 17.566 K Persons Dec/22
Part Time Employment -32206 Persons | -32.206 K Persons Dec/22
Unemployed Persons 500 Thousand Persons | 0.5 Million Persons Dec/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Australia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Australia remained unchanged at 3.5 % in December 2022. The maximum rate was 11.2 % and minimum was 4 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.5 Dec/22 19.01.2023
3.4 Nov/22 15.12.2022
3.4 Oct/22 17.11.2022
3.5 Sep/22 20.10.2022
3.5 Aug/22 15.09.2022
3.4 Jul/22 18.08.2022
3.5 Jun/22 14.07.2022
3.9 May/22 16.06.2022


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 decreased to 7.67 % in December 2022. 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
7.67 Dec/22 28.01.2023
7.72 Nov/22 07.01.2023
7.28 Oct/22 26.11.2022
7.87 Sep/22 29.10.2022
8.43 Aug/22 01.10.2022
7.03 Jul/22 27.08.2022
7.88 Jun/22 30.07.2022
8.76 May/22 25.06.2022


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 decreased to 13747 Thousand Person (13.747 Million Person) in December 2022. The maximum rate was 13154 Thousand Person and minimum was 5998 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
13747 Dec/22 20.01.2023
13769 Nov/22 15.12.2022
13618 Oct/22 19.11.2022
13591 Sep/22 22.10.2022
13592 Aug/22 17.09.2022
13558 Jul/22 25.08.2022
13599 Jun/22 16.07.2022
13511 May/22 18.06.2022


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 decreased by 14640 Thousand Person (14.64 K Persons) in December 2022. The maximum change was 226738 Thousand Person and minimum was -606919 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
-14640 Dec/22 19.01.2023
63975 Nov/22 15.12.2022
32200 Oct/22 17.11.2022
900 Sep/22 20.10.2022
33500 Aug/22 15.09.2022
-40900 Jul/22 18.08.2022
88400 Jun/22 14.07.2022
60600 May/22 16.06.2022


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 decreased to 64.3 % in December 2022. The maximum rate was 62.9 % and minimum was 54 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
64.3 Dec/22 19.01.2023
64.5 Nov/22 15.12.2022
64.28 Oct/22 19.11.2022
64.22 Sep/22 22.10.2022
64.28 Aug/22 17.09.2022
64.17 Jul/22 25.08.2022
64.42 Jun/22 21.07.2022
63.8 Feb/22 31.03.2022


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 decreased to 17566 Persons (17.566 K Persons) in December 2022. The maximum rate was 97500 Persons and minimum was -236883 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
17566 Dec/22 19.01.2023
34203 Nov/22 15.12.2022
47100 Oct/22 17.11.2022
13300 Sep/22 20.10.2022
58800 Aug/22 15.09.2022
-86900 Jul/22 18.08.2022
52900 Jun/22 14.07.2022
69400 May/22 16.06.2022


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 decreased to 32206 Persons (32.206 K Persons) in December 2022. The maximum rate was 252307 Persons and minimum was -370036 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
-32206 Dec/22 19.01.2023
29772 Nov/22 15.12.2022
-14900 Oct/22 17.11.2022
-12400 Sep/22 20.10.2022
-25300 Aug/22 15.09.2022
46000 Jul/22 18.08.2022
35500 Jun/22 14.07.2022
-8700 May/22 16.06.2022


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 500 Thousand Persons (0.5 Million Persons) in December 2022. 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
500 Dec/22 20.01.2023
492 Nov/22 15.12.2022
478 Oct/22 19.11.2022
499 Sep/22 22.10.2022
488 Aug/22 17.09.2022
474 Jul/22 25.08.2022
494 Jun/22 16.07.2022
548 May/22 18.06.2022


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 2022 66.5 66.5
Wages 2Q/22 3805.832 USD/Month 3760.558
Job Vacancies 4Q/22 444 K 467
Labor Force Participation Rate Dec/22 66.6 % 66.8
Living Wage Individual 2018 1215.668 USD/Month 1250.009

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia Dec/22 3.5 % 3.5
New Zealand 3Q/22 3.3 % 3.3
Papua New Guinea 2021 2.8 % 2.7
Fiji 2021 5.2 % 4.8