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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Australia

Australia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.5 % Apr/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.6 % Apr/21
Employed Persons 13040 Thousand Person | 13.04 Million Person Apr/21
Employment Change  -30600 Thousand Person | -30.6 K Persons Apr/21
Employment Rate  62.6 % Mar/21
Full Time Employment 33800 Persons | 33.8 K Persons Apr/21
Part Time Employment 91505 Persons | 91.505 K Persons Mar/21
Unemployed Persons 756 Thousand Persons | 0.756 Million Persons Apr/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Australia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Australia decreased to 5.5 % in April 2021. The maximum rate was 11.2 % and minimum was 4 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.5 Apr/21 20.05.2021
5.6 Mar/21 15.04.2021
5.8 Feb/21 18.03.2021
6.4 Jan/21 18.02.2021
6.6 Dec/20 21.01.2021
6.8 Nov/20 17.12.2020
7 Oct/20 19.11.2020
6.9 Sep/20 15.10.2020


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 decreased to 10.6 % in April 2021. 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
10.6 Apr/21 20.05.2021
11.8 Mar/21 15.04.2021
12.9 Feb/21 18.03.2021
13.9 Jan/21 18.02.2021
13.9 Dec/20 21.01.2021
15.6 Nov/20 17.12.2020
15.6 Oct/20 19.11.2020
14.5 Sep/20 15.10.2020


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 decreased to 13040 Thousand Person (13.04 Million Person) in April 2021. The maximum rate was 13078 Thousand Person and minimum was 5998 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
13078 Mar/21 15.04.2021
13040 Apr/21 15.04.2021
13007 Feb/21 20.03.2021
12940 Jan/21 18.02.2021
12911 Dec/20 23.01.2021
12861 Nov/20 17.12.2020
12774 Oct/20 19.11.2020
12572 Sep/20 17.10.2020


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 decreased by 30600 Thousand Person (30.6 K Persons) in April 2021. 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
-30600 Apr/21 20.05.2021
70706 Mar/21 15.04.2021
88700 Feb/21 18.03.2021
29100 Jan/21 18.02.2021
50000 Dec/20 21.01.2021
90000 Nov/20 17.12.2020
178800 Oct/20 19.11.2020
-29500 Sep/20 15.10.2020


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 62.6 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 62.9 % and minimum was 54 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
62.6 Mar/21 15.04.2021
62.3 Feb/21 14.04.2021
61.8 Dec/20 16.02.2021
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


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 33800 Persons (33.8 K Persons) in April 2021. The maximum rate was 96411 Persons and minimum was -236883 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
33800 Apr/21 20.05.2021
-20799 Mar/21 15.04.2021
89149 Feb/21 18.03.2021
59000 Jan/21 18.02.2021
35700 Dec/20 21.01.2021
84200 Nov/20 19.12.2020
97000 Oct/20 19.11.2020
-20100 Sep/20 15.10.2020


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 91505 Persons (91.505 K Persons) in March 2021. 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
91505 Mar/21 15.04.2021
-478 Feb/21 18.03.2021
-29836 Jan/21 05.03.2021
14300 Dec/20 21.01.2021
5800 Nov/20 17.12.2020
81780 Oct/20 19.11.2020
-9400 Sep/20 15.10.2020
74817 Aug/20 17.09.2020


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 decreased to 756 Thousand Persons (0.756 Million Persons) in April 2021. 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
756 Apr/21 22.05.2021
778 Mar/21 15.04.2021
805 Feb/21 20.03.2021
878 Jan/21 18.02.2021
912 Dec/20 23.01.2021
942 Nov/20 17.12.2020
961 Oct/20 19.11.2020
937 Sep/20 15.10.2020


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 2020 66 66
Wages 4Q/20 3932.653 USD/Month 4009.463
Job Vacancies 1Q/21 289 K 254
Labor Force Participation Rate Apr/21 66 % 66.3
Living Wage Individual 2018 1215.668 USD/Month 1250.009

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia Apr/21 5.5 % 5.6
New Zealand 1Q/21 4.7 % 4.9
Papua New Guinea 2019 2.4 % 2.4
Fiji 2020 4.8 % 4.2