Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia decreased to 65.20 percent in August from 66 percent in July of 2021. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia averaged 63.43 percent from 1978 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 66.30 percent in March of 2021 and a record low of 60.10 percent in April of 1983. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia is expected to be 65.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 66.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65.20 66.00 66.30 60.10 1978 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-17 01:30 AM May 66.2% 65.9% 66.1% 66.3%
2021-07-15 01:30 AM Jun 66.2% 66.2% 66.3% 66.2%
2021-08-19 01:30 AM Jul 66% 66.2% 66% 66%
2021-09-16 01:30 AM Aug 65.2% 66% 65.7% 65.6%
2021-10-15 12:30 AM Sep
2021-11-19 12:30 AM Oct
2021-12-17 12:30 AM Nov

Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.60 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 13022.60 13165.40 13165.40 5997.66 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 617.11 639.24 1007.90 364.69 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment -78200.00 8100.00 252307.00 -370036.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment -68000.00 -4200.00 97500.00 -236883.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change -146300.00 3100.00 226738.00 -606919.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 65.20 66.00 66.30 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.67 10.23 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 104.90 102.10 104.90 42.10 points [+]
Productivity 102.00 103.00 103.30 55.30 points [+]
Job Vacancies 362.50 288.70 362.50 26.80 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 195995.00 200984.00 255917.00 55440.00 [+]
Wages 1305.80 1280.30 1305.80 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1432.80 1458.00 1458.00 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 1.70 1.50 4.30 1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 772.60 753.80 772.60 522.12 AUD/week [+]
Population 25.68 25.60 25.68 10.39 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Employment Rate 62.90 63.00 63.00 54.00 percent [+]


Australia Labor Force Participation Rate
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.