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Australia Labour Force Participation Rate

1978 - 2018 | Monthly | % | Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australia's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 65.3 % in Sep 2018, compared with 65.3 % in the previous month. Australia's Labour Force Participation Rate is updated monthly, available from Feb 1978 to Sep 2018, with an average rate of 63.4 % . The data reached the an all-time high of 66.3 % in Feb 2018 and a record low of 59.6 % in Jan 1984. Australia's Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

In the latest reports, Australia's Population reached 24.8 million people in Dec 2017. Unemployment Rate of Australia dropped to 5.0 % in Sep 2018. The country's Monthly Earnings stood at 3,736.8 USD in May 2018.

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What was Australia's Labour Force Participation Rate in Sep 2018?

Last

65.3

Sep 2018
Previous

65.3

Aug 2018
Min

59.6

Jan 1984
Max

66.3

Feb 2018
Unit

%

Frequency

monthly

Range

Feb 1978 - Sep 2018

Updated on 18 Oct 2018
Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

65.3

Sep 2018

65.3

Aug 2018

59.6

Jan 1984

66.3

Feb 2018

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Sep 2018

Updated on 18 Oct 2018

View Australia's Labour Force Participation Rate from Feb 1978 to Sep 2018 in the chart:

Australia Labour Force Participation Rate

Series Details
Series ID

235048601

Name

Australia Labour Force Participation Rate

Country

Australia

Frequency

Monthly

Unit

%

Status

Active

Source

Australian Bureau of Statistics

First Date

Feb 1978

Last Date

Sep 2018

Last Updated

18 Oct 2018

Statistics
Mean

63.3

Variance

2.7

Standard deviation

1.6

Skewness

-0.3

Kurtosis

-0.9

Coefficient variation

0.0

Median

63.4

Max
Feb 2018

66.3

Min
Jan 1984

59.6

Previous observation
Aug 2018

65.3

Last observation
Sep 2018

65.3

Number of Observations

488

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Country/Region Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Albania

59.3

Mar 2018

59.1

Dec 2017

50.8

Mar 2014

59.3

Mar 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-11
Algeria

41.8

2017

41.8

2016

39.8

2003

43.2

2013

%

yearly

2003 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-21
Argentina

59.8

2017

60.0

2016

59.4

1990

62.4

2004

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Armenia

60.7

Mar 2018

60.9

Dec 2017

56.7

Jun 2009

65.9

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-08-03
Australia

65.3

Sep 2018

65.3

Aug 2018

59.6

Jan 1984

66.3

Feb 2018

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
Austria

76.6

Jun 2018

76.0

Mar 2018

69.4

Mar 2004

77.4

Sep 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-12
Azerbaijan

66.1

2017

66.2

2016

60.8

1990

66.2

2016

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bahrain

72.2

2017

71.9

2016

64.5

1991

72.2

2010

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bangladesh

56.5

2017

56.4

2016

56.4

2016

57.6

2004

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Belarus

82.8

2016

83.3

2015

76.1

2004

83.3

2015

%

yearly

1995 - 2016

Updated on 2017-09-26
Belgium

67.9

Jun 2018

68.1

Mar 2018

63.6

Jun 2001

68.6

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-02
Bolivia

62.4

2017

65.6

2016

61.0

2015

67.8

2001

%

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018-09-18
Bosnia and Herzegovina

42.6

2017

43.1

2016

42.6

2017

44.6

2010

%

yearly

2006 - 2017

Updated on 2017-07-11
Botswana

71.9

2017

71.6

2016

59.0

2000

71.9

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Brazil

61.6

Aug 2018

61.5

Jul 2018

60.9

Feb 2015

61.9

Nov 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Brunei

67.1

2017

67.2

2016

65.0

1990

68.0

2000

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bulgaria

55.5

Jun 2018

54.6

Mar 2018

47.5

Dec 2000

56.5

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2000 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-12
Cambodia

84.0

2016

82.7

2015

81.8

2008

87.5

2011

%

yearly

2007 - 2016

Updated on 2018-05-23
Canada

65.2

Sep 2018

66.5

Aug 2018

59.9

Jan 1976

69.3

Jul 1989

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Chile

59.9

May 2018

59.8

Apr 2018

56.1

Jul 2009

60.4

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Mar 2009 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-29
China

68.9

2017

69.4

2016

68.9

2017

79.1

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Colombia

63.2

Mar 2018

64.9

Dec 2017

57.5

Dec 2006

65.9

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-10
Croatia

51.2

Jun 2018

51.0

Mar 2018

49.5

Mar 2013

54.1

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2007 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-10
Cyprus

62.0

Mar 2018

61.5

Dec 2017

60.3

Mar 2016

64.7

Dec 2007

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-22
Czech Republic

60.5

Jun 2018

60.3

Mar 2018

58.1

Mar 2012

60.6

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Dec 2001 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Denmark

75.5

2016

74.9

2015

74.7

2014

79.0

2007

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2018-03-01
Ecuador

68.3

2017

68.5

2016

63.5

1990

70.3

2006

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-27
Egypt

31.0

2017

31.8

2016

27.3

1989

33.4

2010

%

yearly

1989 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-30
Estonia

63.2

Mar 2018

63.9

Dec 2017

56.9

Jun 2002

63.9

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-15
European Union

57.3

2017

57.5

2016

56.2

1997

57.7

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-06-29
Finland

65.5

Sep 2018

66.8

Aug 2018

63.5

Dec 2012

71.5

Jun 2008

%

monthly

May 2004 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-23
France

72.2

Jun 2018

72.2

Mar 2018

69.5

Jun 2006

72.2

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-14
Georgia

65.8

2017

66.3

2016

60.3

2007

66.8

2015

%

yearly

1998 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-21
Germany

60.9

Jun 2018

61.0

Mar 2018

58.2

Mar 2005

61.7

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-06
Greece

59.7

Jul 2018

60.0

Jun 2018

57.4

Mar 2004

60.4

Oct 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2004 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-11
Hong Kong SAR

61.2

Sep 2018

61.4

Aug 2018

59.5

Nov 2010

66.2

Sep 1984

%

monthly

Dec 1981 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-19
Hungary

62.8

Sep 2018

62.4

Jun 2018

51.0

Jun 1998

62.8

Sep 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-30
Iceland

80.8

Sep 2018

82.3

Aug 2018

76.1

Nov 2011

87.4

Jul 2007

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-25
India

53.8

2017

53.9

2016

53.8

2017

60.8

1994

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Indonesia

69.2

Feb 2018

66.7

Aug 2017

65.8

Aug 2015

70.0

Feb 2011

%

semiannually

Feb 2005 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-05-07
Iran

39.7

Mar 2018

40.1

Dec 2017

35.4

Mar 2014

42.6

Sep 2005

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-10
Israel

64.4

Aug 2018

64.2

Jul 2018

62.6

Jan 2012

65.0

Jul 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2012 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-08
Italy

66.3

Jun 2018

65.4

Mar 2018

57.2

Jun 1978

66.3

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 1977 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Ivory Coast

57.3

2017

57.4

2016

57.3

2017

67.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Japan

61.7

May 2018

61.7

Apr 2018

58.5

Dec 2012

67.9

Jun 1968

%

monthly

Jan 1968 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-28
Jordan

39.1

2017

39.2

2016

39.1

2017

42.6

1996

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Kazakhstan

70.0

Jun 2018

69.5

Mar 2018

68.0

Mar 2002

72.8

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-13
Kenya

65.4

2017

65.4

2016

64.8

2005

73.8

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
South Korea

63.5

Sep 2018

63.4

Aug 2018

59.2

Jan 2011

63.9

May 2018

%

monthly

Jun 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-11
Kosovo

42.8

2017

38.7

2016

36.9

2012

52.8

2002

%

yearly

2002 - 2017

Updated on 2018-06-18
Kuwait

69.0

2017

69.6

2016

64.3

1990

70.6

2014

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Kyrgyzstan

61.5

2016

62.4

2015

61.5

2016

76.2

1996

%

yearly

1994 - 2016

Updated on 2017-12-27
Laos

78.3

2017

78.1

2016

78.1

2011

81.2

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Latvia

69.7

Jun 2018

69.2

Mar 2018

59.9

Mar 2002

69.7

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-15
Lebanon

47.2

2017

47.1

2016

43.6

1996

47.2

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Lithuania

61.2

Jun 2018

60.8

Mar 2018

54.7

Dec 2006

61.2

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Jun 1998 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-17
Luxembourg

54.7

2017

54.6

2016

53.7

2000

55.6

2013

%

yearly

2000 - 2017

Updated on 2018-10-22
Macau SAR

71.0

Jun 2018

70.8

May 2018

60.8

Sep 2003

74.4

Dec 2014

%

monthly

Sep 1996 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-27
Macedonia

56.9

Jun 2018

56.9

Mar 2018

50.3

Dec 2004

57.8

Dec 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-07
Malawi

77.0

2017

76.8

2016

76.8

2016

77.5

2013

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Malaysia

68.4

Aug 2018

68.6

Jul 2018

67.6

Dec 2016

68.6

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2015 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
Malta

73.5

Jun 2018

71.2

Mar 2018

57.2

Dec 2006

73.5

Jun 2018

%

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-03
Mauritius

58.7

Jun 2018

58.8

Mar 2018

56.9

Dec 2004

61.0

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-27
Mexico

59.5

Sep 2018

60.0

Aug 2018

58.2

Dec 2010

61.5

Jun 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-24
Moldova

46.4

Jun 2018

39.3

Mar 2018

37.0

Mar 2012

61.4

Jun 2000

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-03
Mongolia

61.0

Jun 2018

60.6

Mar 2018

59.2

Jun 2008

64.8

Sep 2011

%

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-15
Montenegro

56.2

Jun 2018

53.6

Mar 2018

47.1

Mar 2011

56.4

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-17
Morocco

47.0

Jun 2018

47.1

Mar 2018

45.5

Sep 2017

55.7

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-10
Myanmar

65.1

2017

65.3

2016

65.1

2017

73.4

1991

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-09-24
Nepal

84.2

2017

84.3

2016

83.0

2008

86.2

1995

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Netherlands

69.9

Sep 2018

70.5

Aug 2018

62.1

Jan 2005

70.5

Aug 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
New Zealand

71.2

Mar 2018

71.3

Dec 2017

62.6

Sep 1992

71.3

Dec 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-01
Nigeria

55.1

2017

55.2

2016

54.7

2004

56.4

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Norway

64.2

2017

64.4

2016

61.6

1993

67.4

2008

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Oman

70.2

2017

69.8

2016

54.9

2001

70.2

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Pakistan

54.4

2017

54.4

2016

49.2

1995

54.4

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Panama

64.0

2017

64.4

2016

61.9

2011

64.4

2016

%

yearly

2003 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-16
Paraguay

63.1

2017

62.6

2016

57.3

1999

64.4

2012

%

yearly

1998 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-10
Peru

72.2

2016

71.6

2015

69.2

2001

74.1

2010

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-25
Philippines

60.1

Jul 2018

60.9

Apr 2018

60.1

Jul 2018

69.0

Apr 2004

%

quarterly

Jul 2003 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-09-25
Poland

56.5

Jun 2018

56.0

Mar 2018

53.2

Mar 2007

57.9

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Dec 1998 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-24
Portugal

59.0

Jun 2018

58.9

Mar 2018

58.1

Mar 2016

61.6

Jun 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-08
Qatar

89.1

2016

88.6

2015

79.7

2006

89.1

2016

%

yearly

2006 - 2016

Updated on 2017-07-18
Romania

53.8

Mar 2018

54.2

Dec 2017

52.7

Mar 2016

67.8

Sep 1996

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-08-10
Russia

68.8

Mar 2018

68.5

Feb 2018

66.8

Feb 2010

70.3

Aug 2016

%

monthly

Aug 2009 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-14
Saudi Arabia

56.1

2017

55.9

2016

48.8

1999

56.1

2017

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Serbia

55.2

Jun 2018

52.9

Mar 2018

50.8

Mar 2015

55.3

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-31
Singapore

67.7

2017

68.0

2016

63.1

1998

68.3

2015

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-01-26
Slovakia

59.6

Jun 2018

59.6

Mar 2018

58.5

Mar 2011

60.9

Sep 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-14
Slovenia

59.1

Jun 2018

58.3

Mar 2018

55.8

Mar 2016

60.7

Sep 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-19
South Africa

59.1

Jun 2018

59.3

Mar 2018

55.0

Dec 2010

60.5

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-31
Spain

58.7

Sep 2018

58.8

Jun 2018

48.9

Jun 1985

60.5

Sep 2012

%

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-25
Sri Lanka

51.1

Jun 2018

52.0

Mar 2018

51.1

Jun 2018

54.7

Mar 2017

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Sudan

46.5

2017

46.6

2016

46.5

2017

51.7

1996

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Sweden

72.9

Sep 2018

73.7

Aug 2018

69.3

Jan 2012

75.3

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Apr 2005 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-18
Switzerland

68.4

Jun 2018

68.4

Mar 2018

66.8

Mar 2010

68.8

Dec 2016

%

quarterly

Mar 2010 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-16
Syria

41.1

2017

41.5

2016

41.1

2017

54.2

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Taiwan

59.0

Sep 2018

59.2

Aug 2018

56.3

Apr 1982

61.8

Aug 1987

%

monthly

Jan 1978 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-22
Tajikistan

46.7

2016

47.7

2015

46.7

2016

78.5

1990

%

yearly

1990 - 2016

Updated on 2018-10-18
Thailand

68.1

Sep 2018

68.8

Aug 2018

66.4

Oct 2017

73.1

Jun 2013

%

monthly

Jan 2013 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-03
Tunisia

46.6

2014

47.8

2012

45.2

2000

47.8

2012

%

yearly

1999 - 2014

Updated on 2017-10-19
Turkey

54.0

Jul 2018

53.8

Jun 2018

42.4

Feb 2006

54.0

Jul 2018

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
Ukraine

61.9

Mar 2018

61.5

Dec 2017

61.2

Mar 2005

65.3

Sep 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2005 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-26
United Arab Emirates

79.7

2017

80.4

2016

73.1

1990

82.2

2010

%

yearly

1990 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
United Kingdom

63.6

Jul 2018

63.6

Jun 2018

61.4

May 1983

64.5

Sep 1990

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-10-16
United States

62.7

Sep 2018

62.7

Aug 2018

57.2

Jan 1948

68.1

Jul 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Uruguay

62.7

Aug 2018

61.3

Jul 2018

59.6

Jun 2006

65.7

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Jan 2006 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Venezuela

62.7

Apr 2016

62.8

Mar 2016

62.6

Dec 2015

70.6

Oct 2003

%

monthly

Jan 1999 - Apr 2016

Updated on 2016-06-29
Vietnam

76.5

Jun 2018

76.7

Mar 2018

76.2

Jun 2015

78.8

Dec 2015

%

quarterly

Mar 2011 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Yemen

41.8

2010

42.2

2009

39.2

2004

44.5

2005

%

yearly

2004 - 2010

Updated on 2014-06-17
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