Employment in Australia declined by 138,000 to 12.88 million in September 2021, roughly in line with market forecasts of a 137,500 fall, amid rising cases of the Delta strain of COVID-19 and restrictions in several states as well as sluggish vaccination rates. Part-time employment dropped 164,700 to 3.90 million, while full-time employment grew by 26,700 to 8.98 million. Over the year to September, employment rose by 303,500 people or 2.4 percent. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Employment Change in Australia averaged 13167.92 Persons from 1978 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 237597 Persons in June of 2020 and a record low of -591769 Persons in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Employment Change in Australia is expected to be 38000.00 Persons by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Employment Change is projected to trend around 38500.00 Persons in 2022 and 28500.00 Persons in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Employment Change


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-15 01:30 AM Jun 29.1K 115.1K 30K 25K
2021-08-19 01:30 AM Jul 2.2K 29.1K -46.2K -50K
2021-09-16 01:30 AM Aug -146.3K 3.1K -90K -66K
2021-10-14 12:30 AM Sep -138K -146.3K -137.5K -100K
2021-11-19 12:30 AM Oct -138K
2021-12-17 12:30 AM Nov


Australia Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.60 percent Sep/21 4.50 11.20 4.00
Unemployed Persons 626.00 Thousand Sep/21 617.11 1007.90 364.69
Employed Persons 12884.60 Thousand Sep/21 13022.60 13165.40 5997.66
Part Time Employment -164681.00 Persons Sep/21 -78227.00 251833.00 -366403.00
Full Time Employment 26684.00 Persons Sep/21 -68048.00 97996.00 -225366.00
Employment Change -137997.00 Persons Sep/21 -146274.00 237597.00 -591769.00
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.50 percent Sep/21 65.20 66.30 60.10
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.80 percent Sep/21 10.70 20.10 7.60
Labour Costs 104.90 points Jun/21 102.10 104.90 42.10
Productivity 102.00 points Jun/21 103.00 103.30 55.30
Job Vacancies 333.70 Thousand Sep/21 362.50 362.50 26.80
Wages 1305.80 AUD/Week Jun/21 1280.30 1305.80 59.10
Wage Growth 1.70 percent Jun/21 1.50 4.30 1.40
Wages In Manufacturing 1432.80 AUD/Week Jun/21 1458.00 1458.00 333.00
Population 25.68 Million Dec/20 25.60 25.68 10.39
Employment Rate 61.50 percent Sep/21 62.20 63.00 54.00


Australia Employment Change
In Australia, employment change refers to the absolute change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment.