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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Australia

Australia Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 6.4 % Jan/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.9 % Jan/21
Employed Persons 12940 Thousand Person | 12.94 Million Person Jan/21
Employment Change  29100 Thousand Person | 29.1 K Persons Jan/21
Employment Rate  61.8 % Dec/20
Full Time Employment 59000 Persons | 59 K Persons Jan/21
Part Time Employment 14300 Persons | 14.3 K Persons Dec/20
Unemployed Persons 878 Thousand Persons | 0.878 Million Persons Jan/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Australia?

  • Unemployment Rate in Australia decreased to 6.4 % in January 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
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
6.8 Aug/20 17.09.2020
7.5 Jul/20 13.08.2020
7.4 Jun/20 16.07.2020


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 remained unchanged at 13.9 % in January 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
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
14.3 Aug/20 17.09.2020
16.3 Jul/20 13.08.2020
16.4 Jun/20 16.07.2020


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 12940 Thousand Person (12.94 Million Person) in January 2021. 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
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
12583 Aug/20 17.09.2020
12461 Jul/20 13.08.2020
12328 Jun/20 16.07.2020


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 29100 Thousand Person (29.1 K Persons) in January 2021. 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
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
111000 Aug/20 17.09.2020
114700 Jul/20 13.08.2020
210800 Jun/20 16.07.2020


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 61.8 % in December 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
61.8 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
59.6 Apr/20 14.05.2020
62.6 Feb/20 19.03.2020


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 59000 Persons (59 K Persons) in January 2021. 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
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
36200 Aug/20 17.09.2020
43500 Jul/20 13.08.2020
-38100 Jun/20 16.07.2020


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 14300 Persons (14.3 K Persons) in December 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
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
71221 Jul/20 13.08.2020
249000 Jun/20 16.07.2020
-138584 May/20 18.06.2020


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 878 Thousand Persons (0.878 Million Persons) in January 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
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
922 Aug/20 17.09.2020
1009 Jul/20 13.08.2020
992 Jun/20 16.07.2020


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 4161.883 USD/Month 4008.802
Job Vacancies 4Q/20 254 K 206
Labor Force Participation Rate Jan/21 66.1 % 66.2
Living Wage Individual 2018 1215.668 USD/Month 1250.009

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia Jan/21 6.4 % 6.6
New Zealand 4Q/20 4.9 % 5.3
Papua New Guinea 2019 2.4 % 2.4
Fiji 2019 4.2 % 4.2