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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Australia

Australia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.8 % Aug/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.3 % Aug/20
Employed Persons 12583 Thousand Person | 12.583 Million Person Aug/20
Employment Change  111000 Thousand Person | 111 K Persons Aug/20
Employment Rate  60.3 % Aug/20
Full Time Employment 36200 Persons | 36.2 K Persons Aug/20
Part Time Employment 74817 Persons | 74.817 K Persons Aug/20
Unemployed Persons 922 Thousand Persons | 0.922 Million Persons Aug/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Australia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Australia decreased to 6.8 % in August 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
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
5.1 Feb/20 19.03.2020
5.3 Jan/20 20.02.2020


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 14.3 % in August 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
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
12.2 Feb/20 19.03.2020
12.1 Jan/20 20.02.2020


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 12583 Thousand Person (12.583 Million Person) in August 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
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
13015 Feb/20 19.03.2020
12995 Jan/20 20.02.2020


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 111000 Thousand Person (111 K Persons) in August 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
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
26700 Feb/20 19.03.2020
13500 Jan/20 20.02.2020


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 60.3 % in August 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
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
62.6 Dec/19 23.01.2020
62.6 Nov/19 19.12.2019


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 36200 Persons (36.2 K Persons) in August 2020. The maximum rate was 74800 Persons and minimum was -236000 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
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
6700 Feb/20 19.03.2020
46200 Jan/20 20.02.2020


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 decreased to 74817 Persons (74.817 K Persons) in August 2020. The maximum rate was 251876 Persons and minimum was -371435 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
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
20000 Feb/20 19.03.2020
-32700 Jan/20 20.02.2020


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 922 Thousand Persons (0.922 Million Persons) in August 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
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
699 Feb/20 19.03.2020
726 Jan/20 20.02.2020


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 3821.544 USD/Month 3680.982
Job Vacancies 1Q/20 226 K 237
Labor Force Participation Rate Aug/20 64.8 % 64.7
Living Wage Individual 2018 1215.668 USD/Month 1250.009

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia Aug/20 6.8 % 7.5
New Zealand 2Q/20 4 % 4.2
Papua New Guinea 2019 2.4 % 2.4
Fiji 2019 4.2 % 4.2