The number of unemployed persons in Australia decreased to 708.10 Thousand in November of 2019 from 724.89 Thousand in October of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Australia averaged 634.24 Thousand from 1978 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 960.16 Thousand in December of 1992 and a record low of 364.70 Thousand in June of 1981. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Unemployed Persons in Australia is expected to be 720.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Australia to stand at 710.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 680.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Unemployed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
708.10 724.89 960.16 364.70 1978 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
Volume, SA


Australia Unemployed Persons
In Australia, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work.

Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.20 5.30 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 12954.44 12919.19 12954.44 5997.67 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 708.10 724.89 960.16 364.70 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 35698.00 -14319.00 72514.00 -73096.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 4158.00 -10463.00 74789.00 -80833.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change 39856.00 -24782.00 99155.00 -74924.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 66.00 66.00 66.20 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.50 12.50 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.20 103.40 104.20 43.30 points [+]
Productivity 100.10 99.90 104.21 55.70 points [+]
Job Vacancies 237.10 236.50 244.90 28.40 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 142569.00 152817.00 258085.00 69799.00 [+]
Wages 1237.90 1225.30 1237.90 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 2.20 2.30 4.30 1.90 percent [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1338.30 1340.30 1340.30 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Minimum Wages 740.80 719.20 740.80 522.12 AUD/week [+]
Population 25.18 24.70 25.18 10.39 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.50 65.50 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.50 65.50 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 High Skilled 6120.00 6250.00 6250.00 6120.00 AUD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2710.00 2670.00 2710.00 2670.00 AUD/Month [+]
Employment Rate 62.60 62.50 62.90 54.00 percent [+]