Employment Rate in Australia decreased to 59.6 percent in April 2020 from 62.5 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest employment rate since July 2003, amid the coronavirus crisis.

Employment Rate in Australia averaged 59.07 percent from 1978 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 62.90 percent in April of 2008 and a record low of 54 percent in April of 1983. This page provides - Australia Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Employment Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Employment Rate in Australia is expected to be 58.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in Australia to stand at 58.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Employment Rate is projected to trend around 60.50 percent in 2021 and 62.40 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Employment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.60 62.50 62.90 54.00 1978 - 2020 percent Monthly
SA

Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.20 5.20 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12418.71 13017.61 13017.61 5997.64 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 823.28 718.83 960.16 364.69 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -373766.00 10141.00 72828.00 -373766.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment -220500.00 -9500.00 74800.00 -220500.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change -594300.00 700.00 99100.00 -594300.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.50 66.00 66.20 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.80 11.50 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.70 104.10 104.70 43.30 points [+]
Productivity 100.20 100.00 104.21 55.70 points [+]
Job Vacancies 226.50 237.10 244.90 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 63806.00 136106.00 258085.47 63806.00 [+]
Wages 1257.00 1237.90 1257.00 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1350.60 1338.30 1350.60 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.10 2.20 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 740.80 719.20 740.80 522.12 AUD/week [+]
Population 25.60 25.18 25.60 10.39 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 65.50 66.00 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 65.50 66.00 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 2790.00 2920.00 2920.00 2770.00 AUD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1770.00 1820.00 1820.00 1750.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2710.00 2670.00 2710.00 2670.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 6120.00 6250.00 6250.00 6120.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 62.50 62.90 54.00 percent [+]


Australia Employment Rate
In Australia, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population.