Australia Unemployment Rate

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

Australia's Unemployment Rate dropped to 5.00 % in Sep 2018, from the previously reported number of 5.27 % in Aug 2018. Australia's Unemployment Rate is updated monthly, available from Feb 1978 to Sep 2018, with an average rate of 6.27 %. The data reached an all-time high of 11.22 % in Dec 1992 and a record low of 3.98 % in Feb 2008. The data is reported by reported by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

In the latest reports, Australia's Population reached 24.77 million people in Dec 2017. Monthly Earnings of Australia stood at 3,736.77 USD in May 2018. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 65.28 % in Sep 2018.

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What was Australia's Unemployment Rate in Jul 2018?

Last

5.32

Jul 2018
Previous

5.35

Jun 2018
Min

3.98

Feb 2008
Max

11.21

Dec 1992
Unit

%

Frequency

monthly

Range

Feb 1978 - Jul 2018

Updated on 16 Aug 2018
Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range

5.32

Jul 2018

5.35

Jun 2018

3.98

Feb 2008

11.21

Dec 1992

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Jul 2018

Updated on 16 Aug 2018

View Australia's Unemployment Rate from Feb 1978 to Jul 2018 in the chart:

Australia Unemployment Rate

Series Details
Series ID

235051901

Name

Australia Unemployment Rate

Country

Australia

Frequency

Monthly

Unit

%

Status

Active

Source

Australian Bureau of Statistics

First Date

Feb 1978

Last Date

Jul 2018

Last Updated

16 Aug 2018

Statistics
Mean

6.87

Variance

3.03

Standard deviation

1.74

Skewness

0.72

Kurtosis

-0.36

Coefficient variation

0.25

Median

6.28

Max
Dec 1992

11.21

Min
Feb 2008

3.98

Previous observation
Jun 2018

5.35

Last observation
Jul 2018

5.32

Number of Observations

486

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Country/Region Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
Albania

12.46

Mar 2018

13.37

Dec 2017

12.46

Mar 2018

18.20

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2012 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-11
Algeria

11.70

2017

10.50

2016

8.70

1984

28.80

2000

%

yearly

1982 - 2017

Updated on 2017-12-21
Argentina

9.10

Mar 2018

7.20

Dec 2017

5.90

Sep 2015

20.40

Mar 2003

%

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-21
Armenia

18.00

Dec 2017

16.50

Sep 2017

14.70

Dec 2008

20.70

Mar 2011

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Dec 2017

Updated on 2018-03-30
Australia

5.32

Jul 2018

5.35

Jun 2018

3.98

Feb 2008

11.21

Dec 1992

%

monthly

Feb 1978 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-08-16
Austria

4.82

Aug 2018

4.89

Jul 2018

3.40

Apr 2001

6.28

Jun 2016

%

monthly

Jan 1993 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Azerbaijan

4.97

Mar 2018

4.96

Dec 2017

4.81

Sep 2015

6.24

Mar 2008

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-31
Bahrain

4.30

2016

3.50

2015

3.50

2015

16.40

2006

%

yearly

1991 - 2016

Updated on 2017-07-20
Bangladesh

4.37

2017

4.35

2016

2.20

1991

5.00

2009

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Belarus

0.40

Jun 2018

0.50

May 2018

0.40

Jun 2018

2.10

Oct 2004

%

monthly

Oct 2004 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-26
Belgium

6.14

Jun 2018

6.18

Mar 2018

6.14

Jun 2018

9.22

Sep 2004

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-02
Bolivia

3.40

2017

3.36

2016

2.31

2012

5.48

2002

%

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018-09-18
Bosnia and Herzegovina

20.50

2017

25.40

2016

20.50

2017

31.10

2006

%

yearly

2006 - 2017

Updated on 2017-07-11
Botswana

17.36

2017

17.12

2016

13.82

1991

23.80

2003

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-09-19
Brazil

12.10

Aug 2018

12.30

Jul 2018

6.20

Dec 2013

13.70

Mar 2017

%

monthly

Mar 2012 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Brunei

7.08

2017

6.93

2016

4.70

1991

7.08

2017

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Bulgaria

5.70

Mar 2018

5.60

Dec 2017

5.00

Dec 2008

21.60

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-15
Cambodia

0.20

2016

0.10

2015

0.10

2015

0.75

2007

%

yearly

2007 - 2016

Updated on 2018-05-23
Canada

5.90

Sep 2018

6.00

Aug 2018

5.80

Jul 2018

13.10

Dec 1982

%

monthly

Jan 1976 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Chile

7.30

Aug 2018

7.30

Jul 2018

5.70

Dec 2013

11.63

Aug 2009

%

monthly

Mar 2009 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
China

3.83

Jun 2018

3.89

Mar 2018

3.00

Jun 2000

4.30

Dec 2009

%

quarterly

Dec 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-23
Colombia

9.16

Aug 2018

9.72

Jul 2018

7.27

Nov 2015

17.87

Jan 2002

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Croatia

10.30

Mar 2018

10.90

Dec 2017

7.00

Sep 2008

18.70

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2000 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-07-25
Cyprus

10.70

Mar 2018

10.10

Dec 2017

3.10

Jun 2008

17.60

Mar 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2004 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-22
Czech Republic

2.41

Mar 2018

2.39

Dec 2017

2.39

Dec 2017

8.67

Mar 2004

%

quarterly

Dec 2002 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-07-02
Denmark

5.00

Mar 2018

5.40

Dec 2017

3.20

Jun 2008

8.10

Jun 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-23
Ecuador

4.14

Jun 2018

4.43

Mar 2018

3.80

Dec 2014

5.71

Mar 2016

%

quarterly

Dec 2013 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-16
Egypt

10.60

Mar 2018

11.30

Dec 2017

8.40

Jun 2008

13.40

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2003 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-15
Estonia

6.80

Mar 2018

5.30

Dec 2017

4.00

Jun 2008

19.50

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 1997 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-22
European Union

6.80

Aug 2018

6.80

Jul 2018

6.80

Aug 2018

11.00

Jun 2013

%

monthly

Jan 2000 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Finland

7.30

Jul 2018

7.30

Jun 2018

2.80

Jan 1990

17.60

Feb 1994

%

monthly

Jan 1988 - Jul 2018

Updated on 2018-08-21
France

9.10

Jun 2018

9.20

Mar 2018

7.20

Mar 2008

10.70

Sep 1997

%

quarterly

Mar 1996 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-14
Georgia

13.94

2017

13.97

2016

0.20

1991

18.30

2009

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-21
Germany

3.40

Aug 2018

3.40

Jul 2018

3.40

Aug 2018

11.20

Aug 2005

%

monthly

Jan 1991 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Greece

20.20

Apr 2018

20.10

Mar 2018

7.30

May 2008

27.90

Jul 2013

%

monthly

Apr 1998 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-07-12
Hong Kong SAR

2.80

Jun 2018

2.80

May 2018

1.00

Dec 1989

8.50

Jun 2003

%

monthly

Oct 1981 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-19
Hungary

3.56

Jun 2018

3.86

Mar 2018

3.56

Jun 2018

11.94

Mar 2012

%

quarterly

Mar 1998 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Iceland

2.79

May 2018

2.80

Apr 2018

2.43

Feb 2008

7.59

Nov 2010

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-07-10
India

3.52

2017

3.51

2016

3.41

2014

4.43

2002

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Indonesia

5.50

2017

5.61

2016

1.62

1984

11.24

2005

%

yearly

1984 - 2017

Updated on 2018-01-02
Iran

12.10

Mar 2018

11.90

Dec 2017

9.50

Sep 2014

14.70

Mar 2002

%

quarterly

Jun 2001 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-10
Israel

3.97

Aug 2018

4.13

Jul 2018

3.67

Mar 2018

7.09

Mar 2012

%

monthly

Jan 2012 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-08
Italy

9.74

Aug 2018

10.18

Jul 2018

5.73

Apr 2007

13.02

Nov 2014

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Ivory Coast

2.60

2017

2.60

2016

2.60

2017

6.70

1992

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Japan

2.40

Aug 2018

2.50

Jul 2018

1.00

Mar 1970

5.50

Jul 2009

%

monthly

Jan 1953 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-27
Jordan

18.40

Feb 2018

18.50

Nov 2017

10.80

May 2007

18.50

Nov 2017

%

quarterly

Feb 2000 - Feb 2018

Updated on 2018-05-31
Kazakhstan

4.90

Sep 2018

4.90

Aug 2018

4.80

May 2017

12.90

Jan 2001

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-12
Kenya

11.47

2017

11.52

2016

10.00

1999

12.17

2009

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
South Korea

4.00

Sep 2018

4.20

Aug 2018

3.00

Nov 2013

7.10

Jun 1999

%

monthly

Jun 1999 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-11
Kosovo

30.50

2017

27.50

2016

27.50

2016

57.10

2001

%

yearly

2001 - 2017

Updated on 2018-06-18
Kuwait

1.24

2017

1.26

2016

0.71

1999

2.23

2011

%

yearly

1999 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-03
Kyrgyzstan

7.20

2016

7.60

2015

0.26

1992

12.50

2002

%

yearly

1992 - 2016

Updated on 2018-01-10
Laos

0.67

2017

0.66

2016

0.65

2015

2.63

1992

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Latvia

7.70

Jun 2018

8.20

Mar 2018

5.30

Dec 2007

21.30

Mar 2010

%

quarterly

Mar 2002 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-15
Lebanon

10.00

2012

6.40

2009

6.40

2009

10.00

2012

%

yearly

2004 - 2012

Updated on 2014-11-27
Lithuania

6.20

Aug 2018

6.30

Jul 2018

4.00

Nov 2007

18.30

Jul 2010

%

monthly

Jan 1998 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Luxembourg

5.50

Aug 2018

5.50

Jul 2018

2.20

Mar 2002

7.20

May 2014

%

monthly

Jan 1995 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-20
Macau SAR

1.80

Jun 2018

1.80

May 2018

1.70

Apr 2015

7.10

Jun 2000

%

monthly

Sep 1996 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-27
Macedonia

21.60

Mar 2018

21.90

Dec 2017

21.60

Mar 2018

38.70

Mar 2005

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-08
Malawi

6.60

2013

1.00

2011

1.00

2011

6.60

2013

%

yearly

2005 - 2013

Updated on 2016-10-18
Malaysia

3.40

Aug 2018

3.40

Jul 2018

3.20

Feb 2018

3.60

Nov 2016

%

monthly

Jan 2016 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-15
Malta

4.40

Mar 2018

3.70

Dec 2017

3.70

Dec 2017

8.20

Sep 2003

%

quarterly

Dec 2000 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-28
Mauritius

7.10

Mar 2018

6.70

Dec 2017

6.60

Dec 2016

9.80

Sep 2006

%

quarterly

Mar 2004 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-28
Mexico

3.29

Aug 2018

3.35

Jul 2018

3.15

May 2006

5.98

Sep 2009

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-26
Moldova

2.96

Jun 2018

4.11

Mar 2018

2.89

Sep 2016

14.00

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-09-21
Mongolia

7.50

Jun 2018

9.70

Mar 2018

6.30

Sep 2015

12.80

Dec 2009

%

quarterly

Sep 2006 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-15
Montenegro

16.20

Mar 2018

17.00

Dec 2017

14.80

Sep 2017

21.54

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-19
Morocco

9.10

Jun 2018

10.50

Mar 2018

7.80

Jun 2006

15.10

Sep 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-10-10
Myanmar

0.79

2017

0.78

2016

0.77

2015

0.91

1992

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Nepal

2.74

2017

3.06

2016

1.34

2008

4.59

1995

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-19
Netherlands

4.80

Jun 2018

4.80

May 2018

4.40

Nov 2008

9.50

Feb 2014

%

monthly

Jan 2003 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-19
New Zealand

4.50

Jun 2018

4.40

Mar 2018

3.30

Dec 2007

11.20

Sep 1991

%

quarterly

Mar 1986 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-31
Norway

3.80

May 2018

3.70

Apr 2018

2.40

Apr 2008

6.80

Sep 1993

%

monthly

Jan 1989 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-07-26
Oman

16.00

2017

15.82

2016

15.82

2016

19.83

2000

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-04-20
Pakistan

5.94

2015

5.96

2014

3.04

1986

8.27

2003

%

yearly

1980 - 2015

Updated on 2016-09-29
Panama

6.10

2017

5.50

2016

4.10

2013

13.00

2003

%

yearly

2003 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-16
Paraguay

5.20

2017

6.00

2016

4.60

2012

10.70

2002

%

yearly

1998 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-10
Peru

4.18

2016

3.51

2015

3.51

2015

5.94

2002

%

yearly

2001 - 2016

Updated on 2018-04-25
Philippines

5.50

Apr 2018

5.30

Jan 2018

4.70

Oct 2016

14.40

Apr 1991

%

quarterly

Jul 1982 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-06-05
Poland

4.20

Mar 2018

4.50

Dec 2017

4.20

Mar 2018

20.70

Mar 2004

%

quarterly

Dec 1999 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-25
Portugal

6.80

Aug 2018

6.80

Jul 2018

4.80

Dec 2000

17.50

Jan 2013

%

monthly

Feb 1998 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-09-28
Qatar

0.10

2017

0.10

2016

0.10

2017

3.90

2001

%

yearly

1997 - 2017

Updated on 2018-07-08
Romania

4.30

Aug 2018

4.20

Jul 2018

4.20

Jul 2018

8.80

Apr 2002

%

monthly

Jan 1997 - Aug 2018

Updated on 2018-10-01
Russia

4.70

May 2018

4.90

Apr 2018

4.70

May 2018

14.60

Feb 1999

%

monthly

Jan 1994 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-06-25
Saudi Arabia

6.00

2017

5.60

2016

3.25

1998

7.85

1991

%

yearly

1991 - 2017

Updated on 2018-07-10
Serbia

11.90

Jun 2018

14.80

Mar 2018

11.80

Jun 2017

21.30

Mar 2014

%

quarterly

Mar 2014 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-31
Singapore

2.10

Jun 2018

2.00

Mar 2018

1.40

Sep 1997

4.80

Sep 2003

%

quarterly

Mar 1987 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-27
Slovakia

7.10

Mar 2018

7.70

Dec 2017

7.10

Mar 2018

19.70

Mar 2001

%

quarterly

Mar 1994 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-15
Slovenia

5.90

Mar 2018

5.80

Dec 2017

4.10

Sep 2008

11.10

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Jun 1997 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-19
South Africa

27.20

Jun 2018

26.70

Mar 2018

21.50

Dec 2008

27.70

Sep 2017

%

quarterly

Mar 2008 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-31
Spain

15.28

Jun 2018

16.74

Mar 2018

4.41

Sep 1976

26.94

Mar 2013

%

quarterly

Sep 1976 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-26
Sri Lanka

4.50

Mar 2018

4.00

Dec 2017

3.90

Dec 2012

5.10

Sep 2015

%

quarterly

Jun 2012 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-29
Sudan

20.30

2010

20.00

2009

8.60

1993

20.70

2008

%

yearly

1993 - 2010

Updated on 2014-05-08
Sweden

6.18

Jun 2018

6.19

May 2018

1.30

Jul 1989

10.50

Jun 1997

%

monthly

Jan 1983 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-26
Switzerland

5.17

Mar 2018

5.30

Feb 2018

1.53

Jan 1991

5.49

Feb 2010

%

monthly

Jan 1991 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-05-17
Syria

14.90

2011

8.60

2010

8.10

2009

14.90

2011

%

yearly

2000 - 2011

Updated on 2016-08-01
Taiwan

3.68

Jun 2018

3.69

May 2018

1.36

Sep 1993

6.04

Aug 2009

%

monthly

Apr 1993 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-07-23
Tajikistan

2.30

Apr 2018

2.20

Mar 2018

2.00

Feb 2005

3.13

Jan 2000

%

monthly

Jan 2000 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-06-28
Thailand

1.00

Sep 2018

1.00

Aug 2018

0.40

Nov 2012

5.70

Jan 2001

%

monthly

Jan 2001 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-03
Tunisia

15.40

Jun 2018

15.40

Mar 2018

14.80

Jun 2014

18.90

Dec 2011

%

quarterly

Jun 2011 - Jun 2018

Updated on 2018-08-15
Turkey

10.30

Apr 2018

9.90

Mar 2018

8.00

Jun 2012

13.90

Apr 2009

%

monthly

Jan 2005 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-07-16
Ukraine

9.70

Mar 2018

9.90

Dec 2017

5.20

Sep 2005

14.00

Mar 1999

%

quarterly

Mar 1999 - Mar 2018

Updated on 2018-06-25
United Arab Emirates

4.60

2011

4.30

2010

1.80

1995

4.60

2011

%

yearly

1995 - 2011

Updated on 2017-01-10
United Kingdom

4.17

Apr 2018

4.19

Mar 2018

3.40

Dec 1973

11.90

May 1984

%

monthly

Feb 1971 - Apr 2018

Updated on 2018-07-17
United States

3.70

Sep 2018

3.90

Aug 2018

2.50

Jun 1953

10.80

Dec 1982

%

monthly

Jan 1948 - Sep 2018

Updated on 2018-10-05
Uruguay

8.12

May 2018

8.19

Apr 2018

5.59

Dec 2011

13.20

Jan 2006

%

monthly

Jan 2006 - May 2018

Updated on 2018-07-06
Venezuela

7.33

Apr 2016

7.08

Mar 2016

5.53

Dec 2014

20.70

Feb 2003

%

monthly

Jan 1999 - Apr 2016

Updated on 2016-06-02
Vietnam

3.18

2017

3.23

2016

3.18

2017

6.85

1998

%

yearly

1996 - 2017

Updated on 2018-05-15
Yemen

14.30

2010

14.60

2009

9.80

1994

16.23

2004

%

yearly

1994 - 2010

Updated on 2014-01-20
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