Australia Unemployment Rate

1978 - 2020 | Monthly | % | Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australia Unemployment Rate increased to 7.00 % in Oct 2020, from the previously reported number of 6.91 % in Sep 2020. Australia Unemployment Rate is updated monthly, available from Feb 1978 to Oct 2020, with an average rate of 6.25 %. 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 Population reached 25.54 million people in Dec 2019. Monthly Earnings of Australia stood at 3,426.20 USD in May 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 65.50 % in Oct 2020.

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Australia Unemployment Rate

What was Australia's Unemployment Rate in Oct 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
7.00 Oct 2020 6.91 Sep 2020 3.98 Feb 2008 11.22 Dec 1992 % monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 4.15 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Nov 2020 monthly Oct 2004 - Nov 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.2 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Jun 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -63,966.960 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Jun 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 90,927.832 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 30.1 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Jun 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 474,369.8 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 34.7 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (AUD bn) 880.783 2025 yearly 1988 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (AUD bn) 1,693.021 2025 yearly 1989 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (AUD bn) 833.535 2025 yearly 1988 - 2025
DOT Forecast: Budget Aggregates: Revenue (AUD bn) 538.100 2024 yearly 1997 - 2024
DOT Forecast: Budget Aggregates: Expenses (AUD bn) 596.600 2024 yearly 1997 - 2024
AU: General Government: Financial Liabilities (AUD mn) 2,035,045.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Sep 2020

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