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The data dashboard is a collection of useful Australian jobs figures. All data on this page are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and are based on Australia-wide figures. For more detailed or regional analysis please refer to the Labour Market Information Portal.

Data tables and COVID-19

The data presented in the tables below display the change since March 2020, the month in which Australia recorded its 100th case of COVID-19 and when non-essential services were shut down and trading restrictions were implemented.

Employment

  • A person is considered employed if they are aged 15 years and over and work for an hour or more for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind during the ABS Labour Force Survey reference week.
  • This includes those who had a job but were away from work in the reference period.
  • An employed person is considered to be working full-time if they usually worked 35 hours or more a week (in all jobs) or, if they usually work less than 35 hours a week, worked 35 or more during the reference week.
  • An employed person is considered to be working part-time if they usually worked less than 35 hours a week and either did so during the reference week, or were not at work in the reference week.
Annual employment growth, full-time and part-time, Australia
Date Full-time Part-time
Jun-01 -68.9 163.6
Jul-01 -132 164.4
Aug-01 -93.3 151.2
Sep-01 -120.9 162.2
Oct-01 -61.9 147.3
Nov-01 -43.7 216.7
Dec-01 -29.5 149.9
Jan-02 -3.7 136
Feb-02 -14 186.7
Mar-02 -10.4 178.7
Apr-02 -13.4 118.1
May-02 36.7 90.4
Jun-02 24.5 131.8
Jul-02 80.4 62.2
Aug-02 103.4 73.8
Sep-02 84.2 114.8
Oct-02 66.6 122
Nov-02 95.2 113.2
Dec-02 127.1 135.6
Jan-03 148.5 146
Feb-03 168 111
Mar-03 99.1 128.3
Apr-03 112.3 126
May-03 89.6 150.8
Jun-03 93.4 97.6
Jul-03 91.4 84.7
Aug-03 91.9 84.2
Sep-03 127 55.6
Oct-03 157 40.4
Nov-03 138.9 5.7
Dec-03 110.1 22.4
Jan-04 116.4 -35.7
Feb-04 68.6 -9.2
Mar-04 153.6 -14.4
Apr-04 157.5 -6.6
May-04 135 14.2
Jun-04 193.9 -16.5
Jul-04 174.3 20.4
Aug-04 140.9 -6
Sep-04 142.2 40.8
Oct-04 160.2 53.2
Nov-04 164.4 88.2
Dec-04 161.2 71.2
Jan-05 162.7 119.5
Feb-05 234.4 75.2
Mar-05 195.9 121.4
Apr-05 247.9 98.5
May-05 218.9 95.5
Jun-05 255.4 100.5
Jul-05 240 122.3
Aug-05 249.5 159.6
Sep-05 222.3 114.5
Oct-05 153.2 134
Nov-05 179.1 82.9
Dec-05 162.4 102.4
Jan-06 166.5 45.2
Feb-06 124.1 93.6
Mar-06 124.5 93.5
Apr-06 96.9 89.4
May-06 149.9 80.4
Jun-06 121.4 102.2
Jul-06 167.2 93.5
Aug-06 173 61.9
Sep-06 224.9 70.2
Oct-06 207 55.6
Nov-06 194.3 90.2
Dec-06 242.6 82.2
Jan-07 223.1 97.5
Feb-07 244.2 70.8
Mar-07 279.5 23
Apr-07 258 66.6
May-07 292.8 39.8
Jun-07 255.8 59.1
Jul-07 238.6 47.1
Aug-07 243.2 62
Sep-07 190.5 100
Oct-07 290.7 17.8
Nov-07 264.6 67.5
Dec-07 240.3 59.4
Jan-08 219.5 117.6
Feb-08 252.6 88.3
Mar-08 204.9 127.9
Apr-08 219.2 123
May-08 158 120.6
Jun-08 208.6 100.5
Jul-08 263.2 41.3
Aug-08 250 59.1
Sep-08 223.4 40.9
Oct-08 141 142.4
Nov-08 139.1 80.6
Dec-08 82.6 124.1
Jan-09 145.3 32.4
Feb-09 28.7 126.8
Mar-09 -4.5 105.2
Apr-09 29.7 56.1
May-09 -16.8 109.3
Jun-09 -75.8 97.8
Jul-09 -150.8 198.8
Aug-09 -191.2 187.3
Sep-09 -142.6 175.1
Oct-09 -120.4 153.6
Nov-09 -97.2 166.9
Dec-09 -48.8 146.8
Jan-10 -83.8 228.4
Feb-10 -40.8 156.3
Mar-10 16.2 138.7
Apr-10 11.6 131.3
May-10 77.9 88.2
Jun-10 115.7 122.3
Jul-10 116.3 103.5
Aug-10 205.6 66.1
Sep-10 236 41.5
Oct-10 210.6 73.6
Nov-10 249.8 62.4
Dec-10 238.4 43.4
Jan-11 223.8 39.1
Feb-11 273.3 -18.2
Mar-11 295.3 -5.9
Apr-11 205.8 39
May-11 141.8 92
Jun-11 195.3 18.3
Jul-11 171.3 19.5
Aug-11 108.8 49.3
Sep-11 81.7 77.6
Oct-11 123.4 21.5
Nov-11 24.8 64.6
Dec-11 60.8 1.4
Jan-12 98 6.9
Feb-12 52.8 42
Mar-12 34.9 82.9
Apr-12 61.6 77.6
May-12 151.2 40.5
Jun-12 52.8 81.2
Jul-12 82.7 56.5
Aug-12 93.3 49.1
Sep-12 128.4 16.3
Oct-12 121.9 20
Nov-12 133.2 -1
Dec-12 87.5 76.8
Jan-13 100.4 57.3
Feb-13 60.6 134.8
Mar-13 25.8 75.2
Apr-13 78.1 67.1
May-13 17.8 76.5
Jun-13 35.4 97.5
Jul-13 25.5 83.8
Aug-13 19.6 80
Sep-13 -19.2 104.4
Oct-13 -73.3 152.9
Nov-13 -61.6 125
Dec-13 -96.8 118.4
Jan-14 -125.6 116.5
Feb-14 -54 63.7
Mar-14 -4.8 101.3
Apr-14 -15.7 86.1
May-14 18.7 37.6
Jun-14 8.6 51.5
Jul-14 39.7 50.5
Aug-14 18.5 70.9
Sep-14 6.9 65.4
Oct-14 48.3 23.5
Nov-14 29 67.4
Dec-14 119.4 59.1
Jan-15 89.5 62.5
Feb-15 109 87.9
Mar-15 111.7 49.2
Apr-15 78.6 75.5
May-15 86.9 134.7
Jun-15 109.7 91.3
Jul-15 102.2 114
Aug-15 105.5 117.4
Sep-15 132.3 105.3
Oct-15 161.6 156.7
Nov-15 208.1 143.2
Dec-15 190.1 117
Jan-16 156.6 144.2
Feb-16 140.9 109.4
Mar-16 87.1 160.5
Apr-16 90 165.2
May-16 64 146.4
Jun-16 104.8 134.3
Jul-16 45.2 191.9
Aug-16 53.4 148.2
Sep-16 -31.5 201.6
Oct-16 -14 138.6
Nov-16 3.9 111.6
Dec-16 -7.2 136
Jan-17 -29.6 172.6
Feb-17 -6.3 134.9
Mar-17 87.7 87.4
Apr-17 101.1 120.7
May-17 165.6 86.6
Jun-17 193.2 72.7
Jul-17 215.9 48.6
Aug-17 263.2 78.6
Sep-17 327.8 62.3
Oct-17 305.1 63.3
Nov-17 316.6 79
Dec-17 310.5 102.1
Jan-18 350.4 78.6
Feb-18 326.2 94.2
Mar-18 225.9 146.5
Apr-18 268.3 71.2
May-18 187.2 125.6
Jun-18 166.6 185.5
Jul-18 204.8 109.1
Aug-18 200.4 103.4
Sep-18 218.3 65.8
Oct-18 236.9 70.6
Nov-18 183.2 103.2
Dec-18 163.2 105.1
Jan-19 231.5 35.8
Feb-19 198.8 73.1
Mar-19 276.5 13.5
Apr-19 234.8 74.1
May-19 256.6 89.8
Jun-19 236.5 44.5
Jul-19 243.9 67.5
Aug-19 188.2 121.4
Sep-19 193.1 117.3
Oct-19 138.4 107.6
Nov-19 146.5 103.1
Dec-19 153.3 100.7
Jan-20 141.6 96.4
Feb-20 144.8 107.7
Mar-20 89.2 129.9
Apr-20 -140.3 -272.8
May-20 -241.5 -479.3
Jun-20 -286.6 -209.7
Jul-20 -287.5 -124.2
Aug-20 -242.6 -60
Sep-20 -313.8 -46.1
Oct-20 -206.7 42.5
Nov-20 -127.5 16.5
Dec-20 -96.1 -0.3
Jan-21 -91.3 4.4
Feb-21 -7.4 -16.3
Mar-21 -31 76.8
Apr-21 227.7 379.6
May-21 421.3 565.9
Jun-21 487.2 290.7

Change in employment since March 2020, Australia

  Jun-21 Change since Mar-20
('000) ('000) (%)
Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, June 2021 (seasonally adjusted).
Full-time 9,016.8 151.7 1.7
Part-time 4,137.4 7.8 0.2
Total 13,154.2 159.4 1.2

Unemployment

  • A person is considered unemployed if they are not employed, have actively looked for work at some time in the last four weeks, and are currently available for work.
  • The unemployment rate refers to the number of unemployed people expressed as a proportion of the total labour force (employed and unemployed).
Unemployment rate (%), Australia
Date Unemployment rate (%)
Jun-01 6.9
Jul-01 6.9
Aug-01 6.9
Sep-01 6.8
Oct-01 7.2
Nov-01 6.9
Dec-01 6.9
Jan-02 6.9
Feb-02 6.5
Mar-02 6.4
Apr-02 6.3
May-02 6.4
Jun-02 6.5
Jul-02 6.2
Aug-02 6.4
Sep-02 6.3
Oct-02 6.1
Nov-02 6.2
Dec-02 6.2
Jan-03 6.1
Feb-03 6
Mar-03 6.1
Apr-03 6
May-03 6.1
Jun-03 6.1
Jul-03 6.1
Aug-03 5.8
Sep-03 5.8
Oct-03 5.8
Nov-03 5.7
Dec-03 5.7
Jan-04 5.5
Feb-04 5.6
Mar-04 5.4
Apr-04 5.5
May-04 5.3
Jun-04 5.5
Jul-04 5.6
Aug-04 5.5
Sep-04 5.4
Oct-04 5.1
Nov-04 5.2
Dec-04 5.1
Jan-05 5.1
Feb-05 5.1
Mar-05 5.2
Apr-05 5.1
May-05 5.1
Jun-05 5
Jul-05 5
Aug-05 4.9
Sep-05 5
Oct-05 5
Nov-05 4.9
Dec-05 5.1
Jan-06 5.2
Feb-06 5.1
Mar-06 4.9
Apr-06 5
May-06 4.8
Jun-06 4.8
Jul-06 4.7
Aug-06 4.7
Sep-06 4.7
Oct-06 4.5
Nov-06 4.5
Dec-06 4.6
Jan-07 4.6
Feb-07 4.6
Mar-07 4.5
Apr-07 4.4
May-07 4.3
Jun-07 4.3
Jul-07 4.3
Aug-07 4.3
Sep-07 4.2
Oct-07 4.3
Nov-07 4.4
Dec-07 4.3
Jan-08 4.2
Feb-08 4
Mar-08 4.1
Apr-08 4.3
May-08 4.3
Jun-08 4.2
Jul-08 4.3
Aug-08 4
Sep-08 4.3
Oct-08 4.3
Nov-08 4.5
Dec-08 4.6
Jan-09 4.9
Feb-09 5.3
Mar-09 5.7
Apr-09 5.5
May-09 5.8
Jun-09 5.9
Jul-09 5.7
Aug-09 5.7
Sep-09 5.7
Oct-09 5.6
Nov-09 5.6
Dec-09 5.5
Jan-10 5.3
Feb-10 5.3
Mar-10 5.4
Apr-10 5.5
May-10 5.2
Jun-10 5.1
Jul-10 5.3
Aug-10 5
Sep-10 5.1
Oct-10 5.3
Nov-10 5.1
Dec-10 4.9
Jan-11 5
Feb-11 5
Mar-11 4.9
Apr-11 5
May-11 5
Jun-11 4.9
Jul-11 5.1
Aug-11 5.3
Sep-11 5.2
Oct-11 5.2
Nov-11 5.2
Dec-11 5.2
Jan-12 5
Feb-12 5.2
Mar-12 5.2
Apr-12 5
May-12 5.2
Jun-12 5.2
Jul-12 5.2
Aug-12 5.2
Sep-12 5.5
Oct-12 5.4
Nov-12 5.3
Dec-12 5.4
Jan-13 5.4
Feb-13 5.4
Mar-13 5.6
Apr-13 5.6
May-13 5.6
Jun-13 5.7
Jul-13 5.6
Aug-13 5.8
Sep-13 5.7
Oct-13 5.8
Nov-13 5.8
Dec-13 5.9
Jan-14 5.9
Feb-14 5.9
Mar-14 5.9
Apr-14 5.8
May-14 5.9
Jun-14 6
Jul-14 6.2
Aug-14 6.1
Sep-14 6.2
Oct-14 6.4
Nov-14 6.3
Dec-14 6.1
Jan-15 6.4
Feb-15 6.2
Mar-15 6.1
Apr-15 6.1
May-15 5.9
Jun-15 6
Jul-15 6.3
Aug-15 6.1
Sep-15 6.1
Oct-15 5.9
Nov-15 5.9
Dec-15 5.7
Jan-16 6
Feb-16 5.7
Mar-16 5.7
Apr-16 5.7
May-16 5.7
Jun-16 5.7
Jul-16 5.7
Aug-16 5.6
Sep-16 5.6
Oct-16 5.6
Nov-16 5.8
Dec-16 5.8
Jan-17 5.7
Feb-17 5.9
Mar-17 5.9
Apr-17 5.6
May-17 5.5
Jun-17 5.6
Jul-17 5.6
Aug-17 5.5
Sep-17 5.4
Oct-17 5.4
Nov-17 5.4
Dec-17 5.6
Jan-18 5.5
Feb-18 5.6
Mar-18 5.6
Apr-18 5.6
May-18 5.4
Jun-18 5.3
Jul-18 5.3
Aug-18 5.2
Sep-18 5
Oct-18 5
Nov-18 5.1
Dec-18 5
Jan-19 5.1
Feb-19 5
Mar-19 5.1
Apr-19 5.2
May-19 5.2
Jun-19 5.2
Jul-19 5.2
Aug-19 5.2
Sep-19 5.2
Oct-19 5.3
Nov-19 5.2
Dec-19 5
Jan-20 5.3
Feb-20 5.1
Mar-20 5.3
Apr-20 6.4
May-20 7
Jun-20 7.4
Jul-20 7.4
Aug-20 6.8
Sep-20 6.9
Oct-20 6.9
Nov-20 6.8
Dec-20 6.6
Jan-21 6.4
Feb-21 5.9
Mar-21 5.7
Apr-21 5.5
May-21 5.1
Jun-21 4.9

Unemployment and unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted

  Jun-21 Change since Mar-20
('000) (%)
Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, June 2021 (seasonally adjusted).
Please note that as the calculations of change presented in the table are taken from more detailed data, results obtained by manually calculating change may not exactly match those in the table, due to rounding error.
Unemployed ('000) 679.1 -44.4 -6.1
Unemployment rate (%) 4.9 - -0.4 pts

Long-term Unemployment

  • Long-term unemployed: People who have been unemployed for 52 weeks and over
  • Very long-term unemployed: People who have been unemployed for 104 weeks and over
Long-term unemployment and very long-term unemployment ('000), Australia
Date Very long-term unemployed ('000) Long-term unemployed ('000)
Jun-01 89.0 148.6
Jul-01 85.3 143.8
Aug-01 92.7 138.9
Sep-01 89.7 143.9
Oct-01 88.7 148.3
Nov-01 84.5 143.0
Dec-01 89.3 147.7
Jan-02 96.6 152.1
Feb-02 89.7 149.0
Mar-02 90.9 155.8
Apr-02 85.8 145.3
May-02 82.8 137.8
Jun-02 78.3 134.8
Jul-02 78.2 139.6
Aug-02 75.5 130.6
Sep-02 75.2 131.0
Oct-02 73.8 122.9
Nov-02 82.4 136.0
Dec-02 85.5 142.2
Jan-03 79.6 128.5
Feb-03 77.9 131.0
Mar-03 78.4 129.9
Apr-03 76.1 126.2
May-03 86.6 141.0
Jun-03 74.0 131.8
Jul-03 73.4 125.4
Aug-03 74.6 127.4
Sep-03 68.4 122.5
Oct-03 71.6 120.0
Nov-03 73.0 121.7
Dec-03 64.8 116.5
Jan-04 61.5 114.7
Feb-04 67.4 114.1
Mar-04 63.5 116.5
Apr-04 63.0 113.6
May-04 60.7 110.1
Jun-04 68.9 114.1
Jul-04 69.1 117.7
Aug-04 66.3 113.1
Sep-04 70.5 118.5
Oct-04 67.6 110.8
Nov-04 61.5 100.1
Dec-04 55.8 96.8
Jan-05 61.6 103.0
Feb-05 54.0 101.6
Mar-05 52.9 91.2
Apr-05 56.0 93.8
May-05 59.2 96.9
Jun-05 54.8 94.9
Jul-05 56.2 90.0
Aug-05 54.7 90.2
Sep-05 52.2 92.2
Oct-05 53.2 98.6
Nov-05 55.6 92.8
Dec-05 52.7 92.9
Jan-06 54.5 103.3
Feb-06 49.0 90.4
Mar-06 53.1 95.1
Apr-06 54.5 98.5
May-06 54.1 96.1
Jun-06 52.4 91.9
Jul-06 57.9 99.1
Aug-06 51.8 90.2
Sep-06 46.0 84.7
Oct-06 47.2 79.5
Nov-06 48.0 83.9
Dec-06 45.6 87.4
Jan-07 38.7 83.1
Feb-07 40.3 81.1
Mar-07 43.3 77.0
Apr-07 45.0 78.4
May-07 35.6 70.7
Jun-07 35.4 65.2
Jul-07 36.8 76.9
Aug-07 33.8 66.7
Sep-07 38.3 69.8
Oct-07 33.0 68.3
Nov-07 34.7 68.8
Dec-07 35.0 69.3
Jan-08 35.6 69.3
Feb-08 36.8 71.4
Mar-08 37.3 70.7
Apr-08 36.3 74.5
May-08 38.2 70.9
Jun-08 34.0 66.2
Jul-08 32.2 65.7
Aug-08 32.6 65.7
Sep-08 39.7 77.8
Oct-08 35.5 73.8
Nov-08 36.3 70.9
Dec-08 32.1 69.5
Jan-09 38.0 72.9
Feb-09 41.7 81.9
Mar-09 38.8 83.9
Apr-09 31.1 76.8
May-09 37.1 85.6
Jun-09 48.4 107.1
Jul-09 44.1 99.6
Aug-09 44.0 97.4
Sep-09 41.2 98.5
Oct-09 44.9 101.0
Nov-09 46.6 107.8
Dec-09 47.3 114.2
Jan-10 44.7 108.2
Feb-10 46.3 108.8
Mar-10 41.4 105.7
Apr-10 43.5 111.7
May-10 43.8 109.3
Jun-10 50.3 111.7
Jul-10 45.3 109.8
Aug-10 43.3 106.7
Sep-10 48.1 115.7
Oct-10 55.2 128.9
Nov-10 55.5 117.0
Dec-10 56.0 112.0
Jan-11 56.5 108.1
Feb-11 52.1 111.0
Mar-11 50.6 115.3
Apr-11 51.5 109.9
May-11 57.0 118.2
Jun-11 51.1 111.5
Jul-11 53.6 110.9
Aug-11 66.0 126.0
Sep-11 62.3 108.6
Oct-11 63.0 116.7
Nov-11 54.7 110.8
Dec-11 53.9 110.1
Jan-12 62.1 126.9
Feb-12 60.8 112.2
Mar-12 53.9 114.3
Apr-12 59.2 117.4
May-12 53.9 112.4
Jun-12 51.6 111.5
Jul-12 56.0 111.3
Aug-12 57.2 120.7
Sep-12 57.3 119.4
Oct-12 63.4 120.6
Nov-12 59.6 132.1
Dec-12 60.2 120.4
Jan-13 54.0 119.7
Feb-13 53.7 114.8
Mar-13 60.1 119.1
Apr-13 55.8 114.6
May-13 65.2 128.2
Jun-13 64.7 130.7
Jul-13 66.6 136.6
Aug-13 66.7 134.9
Sep-13 62.0 130.4
Oct-13 64.7 147.7
Nov-13 74.3 147.5
Dec-13 71.8 154.0
Jan-14 77.9 147.8
Feb-14 76.0 155.2
Mar-14 76.8 162.0
Apr-14 75.6 156.1
May-14 78.4 170.4
Jun-14 79.2 168.5
Jul-14 79.1 177.3
Aug-14 73.4 164.7
Sep-14 68.4 157.8
Oct-14 75.0 168.9
Nov-14 77.5 167.0
Dec-14 84.3 175.1
Jan-15 87.6 184.2
Feb-15 86.4 186.2
Mar-15 93.8 186.0
Apr-15 87.7 182.4
May-15 83.6 173.1
Jun-15 88.7 183.3
Jul-15 91.6 176.2
Aug-15 94.3 177.8
Sep-15 89.9 179.9
Oct-15 83.8 165.8
Nov-15 88.0 160.7
Dec-15 78.6 158.0
Jan-16 90.2 173.5
Feb-16 83.4 171.9
Mar-16 90.3 172.1
Apr-16 92.4 168.4
May-16 88.2 165.2
Jun-16 92.2 166.9
Jul-16 86.3 163.9
Aug-16 85.7 167.3
Sep-16 86.5 174.4
Oct-16 88.3 178.4
Nov-16 89.3 180.6
Dec-16 86.0 173.9
Jan-17 92.2 182.5
Feb-17 93.1 174.6
Mar-17 91.6 175.9
Apr-17 83.3 174.5
May-17 87.7 165.8
Jun-17 83.8 154.6
Jul-17 82.9 164.8
Aug-17 90.9 168.8
Sep-17 92.9 164.8
Oct-17 91.7 163.3
Nov-17 85.8 163.5
Dec-17 99.7 176.0
Jan-18 90.9 171.6
Feb-18 96.7 171.2
Mar-18 99.0 174.7
Apr-18 105.1 187.9
May-18 103.5 182.0
Jun-18 98.7 173.5
Jul-18 97.4 173.6
Aug-18 97.2 171.9
Sep-18 97.3 171.2
Oct-18 97.3 164.5
Nov-18 88.4 160.1
Dec-18 92.6 149.7
Jan-19 95.3 161.7
Feb-19 94.0 158.7
Mar-19 82.9 149.4
Apr-19 95.6 169.6
May-19 100.8 173.2
Jun-19 95.6 172.6
Jul-19 95.2 163.7
Aug-19 93.7 168.0
Sep-19 94.6 166.7
Oct-19 98.1 174.1
Nov-19 96.4 170.9
Dec-19 93.2 176.4
Jan-20 111.8 187.0
Feb-20 94.4 171.5
Mar-20 98.2 174.4
Apr-20 64.9 133.1
May-20 77.1 143.3
Jun-20 78.5 152.3
Jul-20 90.6 184.9
Aug-20 86.6 180.7
Sep-20 92.7 186.8
Oct-20 86.4 193.5
Nov-20 91.6 195.2
Dec-20 97.4 199.0
Jan-21 112.3 217.6
Feb-21 105.8 202.2
Mar-21 105.9 243.3
Apr-21 106.7 252.5
May-21 100.9 223.5
Jun-21 99.8 213.7

Participation

  • The number of people either working or looking for work (i.e. the labour force) expressed as a proportion of the civilian population (15 years and over).
    • Those not in the labour force include people studying, caring for children at home, retired, experiencing a health condition or injury, or volunteering.
Participation rate (%), Australia
Date Male Female Persons
Jun-01 71.8 55.3 63.4
Jul-01 72.1 55.1 63.4
Aug-01 72 55.3 63.5
Sep-01 71.9 55 63.3
Oct-01 72.1 55.3 63.6
Nov-01 72 55.3 63.5
Dec-01 71.8 55.1 63.3
Jan-02 71.8 55.3 63.4
Feb-02 72 55 63.3
Mar-02 71.8 54.9 63.2
Apr-02 71.7 54.6 63
May-02 71.8 54.7 63.1
Jun-02 71.9 55 63.3
Jul-02 71.6 54.9 63.1
Aug-02 71.8 55.5 63.5
Sep-02 71.6 55.5 63.4
Oct-02 71.4 55.5 63.3
Nov-02 71.7 55.7 63.6
Dec-02 71.9 56 63.8
Jan-03 71.9 56.4 64
Feb-03 71.9 56.3 64
Mar-03 71.7 56 63.7
Apr-03 71.4 56 63.5
May-03 71.4 56.2 63.6
Jun-03 71.3 55.8 63.4
Jul-03 71.2 55.7 63.3
Aug-03 71.3 55.8 63.4
Sep-03 71.3 55.8 63.4
Oct-03 71.6 55.7 63.5
Nov-03 71.3 55.6 63.3
Dec-03 71.6 55.6 63.5
Jan-04 71.6 55.3 63.3
Feb-04 71.5 55.4 63.3
Mar-04 71.4 55.5 63.3
Apr-04 71.5 55.5 63.4
May-04 71.4 55.5 63.3
Jun-04 71.6 55.5 63.4
Jul-04 71.4 55.7 63.4
Aug-04 71.1 55.7 63.3
Sep-04 71.6 55.7 63.5
Oct-04 71.5 56 63.6
Nov-04 71.7 56.2 63.8
Dec-04 71.5 56.2 63.7
Jan-05 71.8 56.5 64
Feb-05 71.8 56.7 64.1
Mar-05 71.9 56.9 64.3
Apr-05 72.3 56.9 64.5
May-05 72 56.8 64.3
Jun-05 72.1 57 64.4
Jul-05 72 57.1 64.5
Aug-05 72.4 57.1 64.6
Sep-05 72.2 57.1 64.5
Oct-05 72 57.1 64.5
Nov-05 72 57 64.4
Dec-05 72.1 57.1 64.5
Jan-06 71.9 57.2 64.4
Feb-06 72.2 57.1 64.5
Mar-06 72.2 57.1 64.5
Apr-06 72.1 57.3 64.6
May-06 71.9 57.4 64.6
Jun-06 72.2 57.6 64.8
Jul-06 72.4 57.7 64.9
Aug-06 72.4 57.8 64.9
Sep-06 72.5 57.9 65.1
Oct-06 72.1 57.5 64.7
Nov-06 72.2 57.7 64.8
Dec-06 72.5 58 65.1
Jan-07 72.3 57.8 64.9
Feb-07 72.3 58 65
Mar-07 72.4 57.8 65
Apr-07 72.4 57.8 65
May-07 72.4 57.9 65
Jun-07 72.6 57.9 65.1
Jul-07 72.5 58 65.1
Aug-07 72.6 58.1 65.3
Sep-07 72.5 58.3 65.3
Oct-07 72.3 58.3 65.2
Nov-07 72.8 58.5 65.5
Dec-07 72.8 58.4 65.5
Jan-08 72.7 58.5 65.5
Feb-08 72.6 58.4 65.4
Mar-08 72.6 58.4 65.4
Apr-08 72.7 58.8 65.7
May-08 72.5 58.5 65.4
Jun-08 72.8 58.5 65.6
Jul-08 72.5 58.8 65.6
Aug-08 72.6 58.7 65.5
Sep-08 72.7 58.5 65.5
Oct-08 72.5 58.5 65.4
Nov-08 72.4 58.6 65.4
Dec-08 72.5 58.5 65.4
Jan-09 72.4 58.8 65.5
Feb-09 72.4 59.2 65.7
Mar-09 72.4 59.1 65.7
Apr-09 72.4 58.9 65.6
May-09 72.4 58.9 65.5
Jun-09 72.2 58.7 65.4
Jul-09 72.3 58.7 65.4
Aug-09 72.2 58.5 65.3
Sep-09 72.2 58.5 65.3
Oct-09 72.1 58.5 65.2
Nov-09 72.1 58.6 65.3
Dec-09 72.3 58.6 65.4
Jan-10 72.4 58.6 65.4
Feb-10 72.3 58.3 65.2
Mar-10 72.2 58.4 65.2
Apr-10 72.3 58.4 65.3
May-10 72 58.3 65
Jun-10 72.2 58.5 65.2
Jul-10 72.2 58.7 65.4
Aug-10 72.2 58.7 65.4
Sep-10 72.5 58.7 65.5
Oct-10 72.6 58.9 65.7
Nov-10 72.7 59.1 65.8
Dec-10 72.5 58.8 65.6
Jan-11 72.8 58.9 65.8
Feb-11 72.5 58.7 65.5
Mar-11 72.3 59 65.6
Apr-11 72.2 58.7 65.4
May-11 72 58.7 65.3
Jun-11 71.9 58.9 65.3
Jul-11 72 59 65.4
Aug-11 72.2 59 65.5
Sep-11 72.1 59.1 65.5
Oct-11 72.1 58.9 65.4
Nov-11 72 58.9 65.4
Dec-11 71.8 58.6 65.1
Jan-12 72.1 58.7 65.3
Feb-12 71.8 58.6 65.1
Mar-12 71.8 59.1 65.3
Apr-12 71.7 58.6 65.1
May-12 71.8 59.1 65.4
Jun-12 71.6 58.8 65.1
Jul-12 71.5 58.8 65.1
Aug-12 71.6 58.6 65
Sep-12 71.8 59 65.3
Oct-12 71.8 58.8 65.2
Nov-12 71.5 58.6 64.9
Dec-12 71.7 58.6 65
Jan-13 71.9 58.8 65.3
Feb-13 71.7 58.9 65.2
Mar-13 71.5 58.8 65.1
Apr-13 71.5 59 65.1
May-13 71.6 58.7 65
Jun-13 71.6 58.7 65.1
Jul-13 71.3 58.7 64.9
Aug-13 71.3 58.7 64.9
Sep-13 71.2 58.7 64.8
Oct-13 71.2 58.7 64.8
Nov-13 71 58.4 64.6
Dec-13 70.9 58.2 64.4
Jan-14 70.8 58.5 64.6
Feb-14 70.7 58.6 64.6
Mar-14 70.9 58.8 64.7
Apr-14 71 58.5 64.7
May-14 70.7 58.6 64.6
Jun-14 70.9 58.7 64.7
Jul-14 71 58.7 64.8
Aug-14 70.9 58.6 64.7
Sep-14 70.7 58.8 64.7
Oct-14 70.8 58.7 64.6
Nov-14 71.1 58.2 64.5
Dec-14 70.8 58.6 64.6
Jan-15 71.1 58.6 64.7
Feb-15 71.2 58.8 64.9
Mar-15 71.3 58.6 64.9
Apr-15 71.1 58.7 64.8
May-15 71 58.9 64.9
Jun-15 70.9 59 64.8
Jul-15 71.1 59.3 65.1
Aug-15 70.9 59.1 64.9
Sep-15 70.9 59.2 65
Oct-15 71.1 59.4 65.2
Nov-15 70.9 59.7 65.2
Dec-15 70.9 59.5 65.1
Jan-16 71.3 59.4 65.2
Feb-16 70.7 59.4 65
Mar-16 70.8 59.3 64.9
Apr-16 70.5 59.5 64.9
May-16 70.7 59.3 64.9
Jun-16 70.4 59.6 64.9
Jul-16 70.6 59.5 65
Aug-16 70.4 59.1 64.7
Sep-16 70.1 59.1 64.5
Oct-16 70.2 59 64.5
Nov-16 70.3 59.3 64.7
Dec-16 70.5 59.2 64.8
Jan-17 70.2 59.3 64.7
Feb-17 70.4 59.2 64.7
Mar-17 70.5 59.5 64.9
Apr-17 70.6 59.5 64.9
May-17 70.6 59.5 65
Jun-17 70.6 59.9 65.1
Jul-17 70.8 59.7 65.2
Aug-17 70.8 60 65.3
Sep-17 70.7 60.1 65.3
Oct-17 70.6 60.1 65.2
Nov-17 70.9 60.3 65.5
Dec-17 71.1 60.6 65.8
Jan-18 71.2 60.5 65.8
Feb-18 71 60.5 65.7
Mar-18 70.8 60.6 65.6
Apr-18 70.9 60.5 65.6
May-18 70.7 60.4 65.5
Jun-18 71 60.6 65.7
Jul-18 71 60.3 65.5
Aug-18 71.1 60.4 65.6
Sep-18 70.7 60.3 65.4
Oct-18 70.8 60.4 65.5
Nov-18 71 60.5 65.7
Dec-18 71 60.5 65.6
Jan-19 71 60.7 65.7
Feb-19 70.7 60.6 65.6
Mar-19 70.9 60.6 65.7
Apr-19 70.9 61.1 65.9
May-19 71.5 60.7 66
Jun-19 71.3 60.9 66
Jul-19 71.3 61 66.1
Aug-19 71.3 61.2 66.2
Sep-19 71.1 61.2 66.1
Oct-19 70.8 61.1 65.9
Nov-19 70.9 61.1 65.9
Dec-19 70.9 61.1 65.9
Jan-20 70.8 61.5 66
Feb-20 70.7 61.2 65.9
Mar-20 70.7 61.2 65.9
Apr-20 68.8 58.5 63.6
May-20 68 57.5 62.6
Jun-20 69.1 59.2 64.1
Jul-20 69.7 59.8 64.7
Aug-20 69.9 60.2 65
Sep-20 69.7 60.1 64.8
Oct-20 70.7 60.8 65.7
Nov-20 71 61.3 66
Dec-20 71 61.3 66
Jan-21 71.1 61.1 66
Feb-21 70.9 61.4 66
Mar-21 70.9 61.8 66.3
Apr-21 70.7 61.3 65.9
May-21 70.9 61.7 66.2
Jun-21 71 61.6 66.2

Participation rates by sex, seasonally adjusted

  Jun-21 Change since Mar-20
(%) (% pts)
Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, June 2021 (seasonally adjusted).
Please note that as the calculations of change presented in the table are taken from more detailed data, results obtained by manually calculating change may not exactly match those in the table, due to rounding error.
Male 71.0 0.3
Female 61.6 0.4
Persons 66.2 0.3

Women

  • The number of employed women, noting a person is considered employed if they are aged 15 years and over and work for an hour or more for pay, profit, commission or payment in kind during the ABS Labour Force Survey reference week.
Annual change (%) in female full-time and total employment, Australia
Date Full-time Total
Jun-01 0.0 2.1
Jul-01 -2.2 0.9
Aug-01 -1.6 0.8
Sep-01 -2.6 0.9
Oct-01 -1.2 1.5
Nov-01 -1.0 3.0
Dec-01 -1.2 1.8
Jan-02 -0.8 2.3
Feb-02 -1.6 2.2
Mar-02 -1.9 1.8
Apr-02 -1.9 0.6
May-02 -1.5 0.9
Jun-02 -1.8 1.1
Jul-02 0.5 1.4
Aug-02 1.8 2.1
Sep-02 1.1 2.6
Oct-02 1.0 2.5
Nov-02 1.5 2.6
Dec-02 3.0 3.7
Jan-03 3.1 4.1
Feb-03 3.8 4.1
Mar-03 1.4 3.0
Apr-03 3.3 3.9
May-03 3.1 4.1
Jun-03 2.7 3.5
Jul-03 2.6 2.9
Aug-03 0.8 2.2
Sep-03 2.1 2.1
Oct-03 2.2 2.0
Nov-03 1.9 1.3
Dec-03 0.9 0.6
Jan-04 1.2 -0.5
Feb-04 -0.1 -0.5
Mar-04 2.2 1.1
Apr-04 1.8 0.8
May-04 1.2 0.6
Jun-04 3.3 1.0
Jul-04 2.3 1.6
Aug-04 2.9 1.4
Sep-04 2.9 1.9
Oct-04 3.8 2.7
Nov-04 4.0 3.3
Dec-04 4.0 3.4
Jan-05 3.6 4.0
Feb-05 5.5 4.4
Mar-05 4.0 4.1
Apr-05 5.0 4.2
May-05 4.1 4.1
Jun-05 4.8 4.6
Jul-05 4.5 4.7
Aug-05 3.3 4.8
Sep-05 3.5 4.2
Oct-05 1.7 3.6
Nov-05 2.0 3.2
Dec-05 2.1 3.2
Jan-06 2.7 2.8
Feb-06 2.1 2.5
Mar-06 2.0 2.4
Apr-06 2.0 2.3
May-06 3.1 3.1
Jun-06 2.8 2.9
Jul-06 3.6 3.1
Aug-06 4.7 2.8
Sep-06 5.2 3.6
Oct-06 5.4 2.8
Nov-06 5.2 3.1
Dec-06 5.7 3.3
Jan-07 4.6 3.2
Feb-07 4.6 3.4
Mar-07 5.5 3.1
Apr-07 4.1 3.2
May-07 5.2 2.9
Jun-07 3.5 2.6
Jul-07 3.0 2.5
Aug-07 3.4 2.7
Sep-07 1.8 2.7
Oct-07 4.2 3.3
Nov-07 3.8 3.3
Dec-07 3.8 3.3
Jan-08 3.5 3.3
Feb-08 4.4 3.4
Mar-08 3.8 3.7
Apr-08 4.1 4.1
May-08 2.9 3.2
Jun-08 3.4 3.4
Jul-08 4.8 3.5
Aug-08 3.5 3.4
Sep-08 3.8 2.6
Oct-08 0.9 2.6
Nov-08 1.4 2.3
Dec-08 -0.3 2.3
Jan-09 3.0 2.7
Feb-09 0.7 2.6
Mar-09 1.0 1.9
Apr-09 1.5 1.5
May-09 1.2 2.1
Jun-09 0.6 1.5
Jul-09 -0.9 1.4
Aug-09 -2.0 0.5
Sep-09 -1.5 1.0
Oct-09 -0.2 1.1
Nov-09 -0.2 1.4
Dec-09 0.6 1.2
Jan-10 -1.8 1.0
Feb-10 -1.9 0.4
Mar-10 -1.2 1.1
Apr-10 -1.2 0.6
May-10 -0.6 0.8
Jun-10 0.6 1.5
Jul-10 0.0 1.5
Aug-10 3.1 2.2
Sep-10 2.9 2.3
Oct-10 2.0 2.2
Nov-10 2.9 2.3
Dec-10 2.7 2.2
Jan-11 2.7 2.1
Feb-11 3.8 2.3
Mar-11 4.3 2.6
Apr-11 2.8 2.7
May-11 1.5 2.3
Jun-11 2.9 2.4
Jul-11 3.3 2.2
Aug-11 1.5 2.1
Sep-11 2.2 2.3
Oct-11 2.4 2.1
Nov-11 0.6 1.4
Dec-11 1.5 0.9
Jan-12 1.3 1.4
Feb-12 1.7 1.4
Mar-12 0.9 1.8
Apr-12 1.8 1.5
May-12 3.2 2.3
Jun-12 0.6 1.2
Jul-12 1.2 1.6
Aug-12 1.3 1.5
Sep-12 2.4 1.8
Oct-12 1.9 1.2
Nov-12 1.9 1.5
Dec-12 1.0 1.8
Jan-13 2.0 2.0
Feb-13 1.6 2.3
Mar-13 0.5 1.1
Apr-13 1.2 1.9
May-13 0.4 0.9
Jun-13 0.9 1.5
Jul-13 0.8 1.2
Aug-13 1.5 1.2
Sep-13 -0.2 0.8
Oct-13 0.1 1.4
Nov-13 0.0 1.0
Dec-13 -0.6 0.9
Jan-14 -1.3 0.5
Feb-14 -0.3 0.5
Mar-14 0.9 1.0
Apr-14 -0.1 0.7
May-14 1.0 1.1
Jun-14 1.1 1.1
Jul-14 0.7 1.1
Aug-14 0.0 1.0
Sep-14 0.2 0.9
Oct-14 0.7 0.7
Nov-14 -0.8 0.6
Dec-14 1.3 1.7
Jan-15 1.4 1.5
Feb-15 1.3 1.8
Mar-15 0.7 1.4
Apr-15 2.0 1.6
May-15 1.5 2.2
Jun-15 2.0 2.1
Jul-15 2.3 2.2
Aug-15 2.0 2.6
Sep-15 3.0 2.7
Oct-15 2.6 3.6
Nov-15 5.6 4.5
Dec-15 4.7 3.6
Jan-16 3.5 3.2
Feb-16 3.8 3.1
Mar-16 3.5 3.3
Apr-16 3.3 3.3
May-16 2.3 2.5
Jun-16 2.4 2.8
Jul-16 1.7 2.7
Aug-16 1.8 2.1
Sep-16 0.5 2.0
Oct-16 0.8 1.4
Nov-16 0.3 1.2
Dec-16 0.0 1.3
Jan-17 -0.8 1.9
Feb-17 -0.7 1.2
Mar-17 1.2 1.8
Apr-17 -0.1 1.6
May-17 1.8 2.4
Jun-17 2.3 2.6
Jul-17 2.8 2.5
Aug-17 4.2 3.5
Sep-17 4.0 3.7
Oct-17 4.7 3.7
Nov-17 5.1 3.8
Dec-17 5.4 4.4
Jan-18 7.2 3.9
Feb-18 6.0 4.3
Mar-18 3.6 3.9
Apr-18 5.0 3.9
May-18 2.9 3.3
Jun-18 2.8 3.6
Jul-18 3.1 3.0
Aug-18 2.5 2.5
Sep-18 3.6 2.3
Oct-18 3.7 2.7
Nov-18 2.6 2.5
Dec-18 2.9 2.0
Jan-19 2.6 2.4
Feb-19 3.3 2.5
Mar-19 4.7 2.3
Apr-19 4.6 2.9
May-19 4.0 2.6
Jun-19 3.9 2.0
Jul-19 4.7 2.7
Aug-19 3.7 3.1
Sep-19 4.0 3.4
Oct-19 3.1 2.8
Nov-19 3.2 2.7
Dec-19 3.7 2.9
Jan-20 3.8 3.1
Feb-20 3.0 2.8
Mar-20 2.3 2.6
Apr-20 -1.4 -3.4
May-20 -1.6 -5.7
Jun-20 -2.3 -3.6
Jul-20 -2.7 -2.9
Aug-20 -2.0 -1.9
Sep-20 -2.7 -2.5
Oct-20 -2.7 -1.6
Nov-20 -1.5 -1.1
Dec-20 -1.3 -0.7
Jan-21 -0.7 -1.1
Feb-21 1.6 0.1
Mar-21 1.0 1.0
Apr-21 4.3 5.9
May-21 7.8 10.1
Jun-21 7.9 7.4

Selected labour market indicators for women, seasonally adjusted

  Jun-21 Change since March 2020
('000) (%)
Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, June 2021 (seasonally adjusted).
Please note that as the calculations of change presented in the table are taken from more detailed data, results obtained by manually calculating change may not exactly match those in the table, due to rounding error.
Employed ('000) 6,254.6 97.1 1.6
Full-time 3,445.6 107.6 3.2
Part-time 2,809.0 -10.6 -0.4
Unemployed ('000) 307.0 -28.9 -8.6
Unemployment rate (%) 4.7 - -0.5 pts
Participation rate (%) 61.6 - 0.4 pts

Youth (persons aged 15-24 years)

  • The youth unemployment rate refers to the number of unemployed young people aged 15-24 years old expressed as a proportion of the labour force aged 15-24 years old (employed and unemployed).
Youth unemployment rate (%), Australia
Date Youth unemployment rate (%)
Jun-01 14.1
Jul-01 14.0
Aug-01 13.0
Sep-01 13.6
Oct-01 14.4
Nov-01 13.7
Dec-01 13.6
Jan-02 13.7
Feb-02 13.2
Mar-02 12.8
Apr-02 12.5
May-02 12.7
Jun-02 13.3
Jul-02 12.1
Aug-02 12.9
Sep-02 13.0
Oct-02 12.6
Nov-02 12.5
Dec-02 12.2
Jan-03 12.2
Feb-03 12.0
Mar-03 12.5
Apr-03 12.4
May-03 12.2
Jun-03 12.1
Jul-03 12.2
Aug-03 11.5
Sep-03 11.8
Oct-03 11.6
Nov-03 11.4
Dec-03 11.7
Jan-04 11.8
Feb-04 11.4
Mar-04 11.6
Apr-04 11.2
May-04 11.0
Jun-04 11.5
Jul-04 11.4
Aug-04 11.8
Sep-04 11.5
Oct-04 11.3
Nov-04 11.0
Dec-04 11.1
Jan-05 11.0
Feb-05 10.5
Mar-05 10.8
Apr-05 10.9
May-05 10.5
Jun-05 10.4
Jul-05 10.7
Aug-05 9.9
Sep-05 10.8
Oct-05 10.9
Nov-05 10.1
Dec-05 10.7
Jan-06 10.6
Feb-06 10.7
Mar-06 10.2
Apr-06 10.6
May-06 10.1
Jun-06 9.8
Jul-06 9.6
Aug-06 9.6
Sep-06 10.2
Oct-06 9.1
Nov-06 9.8
Dec-06 9.7
Jan-07 9.6
Feb-07 9.6
Mar-07 9.2
Apr-07 9.0
May-07 9.0
Jun-07 9.0
Jul-07 9.0
Aug-07 9.6
Sep-07 9.2
Oct-07 9.7
Nov-07 10.0
Dec-07 9.5
Jan-08 9.1
Feb-08 8.1
Mar-08 8.5
Apr-08 8.8
May-08 9.2
Jun-08 9.0
Jul-08 8.9
Aug-08 7.6
Sep-08 8.7
Oct-08 8.7
Nov-08 9.4
Dec-08 9.7
Jan-09 10.2
Feb-09 10.8
Mar-09 11.9
Apr-09 11.5
May-09 12.3
Jun-09 12.2
Jul-09 11.6
Aug-09 11.7
Sep-09 11.7
Oct-09 11.2
Nov-09 11.6
Dec-09 11.2
Jan-10 11.3
Feb-10 11.4
Mar-10 11.8
Apr-10 11.9
May-10 11.4
Jun-10 11.7
Jul-10 11.6
Aug-10 11.6
Sep-10 11.3
Oct-10 12.0
Nov-10 11.6
Dec-10 11.1
Jan-11 11.7
Feb-11 11.8
Mar-11 11.2
Apr-11 11.3
May-11 11.2
Jun-11 11.2
Jul-11 11.1
Aug-11 11.2
Sep-11 11.3
Oct-11 11.0
Nov-11 11.5
Dec-11 11.8
Jan-12 11.4
Feb-12 11.8
Mar-12 11.8
Apr-12 10.9
May-12 12.1
Jun-12 11.6
Jul-12 11.9
Aug-12 11.5
Sep-12 12.0
Oct-12 12.1
Nov-12 11.6
Dec-12 12.1
Jan-13 12.0
Feb-13 12.2
Mar-13 12.2
Apr-13 11.7
May-13 11.7
Jun-13 11.8
Jul-13 11.8
Aug-13 12.8
Sep-13 12.7
Oct-13 13.1
Nov-13 12.3
Dec-13 12.5
Jan-14 12.3
Feb-14 12.8
Mar-14 12.5
Apr-14 12.9
May-14 13.4
Jun-14 13.4
Jul-14 13.6
Aug-14 13.4
Sep-14 13.6
Oct-14 14.4
Nov-14 14.3
Dec-14 13.1
Jan-15 14.2
Feb-15 13.4
Mar-15 13.5
Apr-15 13.3
May-15 13.4
Jun-15 13.1
Jul-15 13.6
Aug-15 13.1
Sep-15 12.8
Oct-15 12.6
Nov-15 12.2
Dec-15 12.1
Jan-16 12.7
Feb-16 11.7
Mar-16 11.8
Apr-16 12.1
May-16 12.5
Jun-16 13.0
Jul-16 13.2
Aug-16 12.8
Sep-16 12.7
Oct-16 12.7
Nov-16 13.6
Dec-16 13.3
Jan-17 12.3
Feb-17 12.9
Mar-17 13.0
Apr-17 12.6
May-17 12.6
Jun-17 13.0
Jul-17 12.8
Aug-17 12.7
Sep-17 12.5
Oct-17 12.1
Nov-17 12.4
Dec-17 12.4
Jan-18 12.2
Feb-18 13.2
Mar-18 12.3
Apr-18 12.4
May-18 11.5
Jun-18 11.2
Jul-18 11.0
Aug-18 11.7
Sep-18 11.5
Oct-18 11.4
Nov-18 11.6
Dec-18 11.3
Jan-19 11.5
Feb-19 11.1
Mar-19 11.8
Apr-19 11.9
May-19 11.9
Jun-19 12.0
Jul-19 11.9
Aug-19 11.8
Sep-19 11.7
Oct-19 12.5
Nov-19 11.6
Dec-19 11.7
Jan-20 12.2
Feb-20 12.2
Mar-20 11.6
Apr-20 14.0
May-20 15.8
Jun-20 16.3
Jul-20 16.4
Aug-20 13.9
Sep-20 14.6
Oct-20 15.6
Nov-20 15.7
Dec-20 14.0
Jan-21 14.0
Feb-21 13.0
Mar-21 11.7
Apr-21 10.6
May-21 10.7
Jun-21 10.2

Selected labour market indicators for youth (15-24 years), seasonally adjusted

  Jun-21 Change since Mar-20
('000) (%)
Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, June 2021 (seasonally adjusted).
Please note that as the calculations of change presented in the table are taken from more detailed data, results obtained by manually calculating change may not exactly match those in the table, due to rounding error.
Employed ('000) 1,930.2 -4.0 -0.2
Full-time 823.6 -18.2 -2.2
Part-time 1,101.0 11.3 1.0
Unemployed ('000) 219.1 -35.1 -13.8
Unemployment rate (%) 10.2 - -1.4 pts
Participation rate (%) 69.3 - 1.1 pts

Underemployment

  • A person is considered underemployed if they are an employed person who wants, and is available for (in the reference week or in the four weeks subsequent to the survey), more hours of work than they currently have.
  • The underemployment rate refers to the number of underemployed persons expressed as a proportion of the labour force (those who are working or looking for work).
Underemployment rate (%), Australia
Date Males Females Persons Youth (15-24 years)
Jun-01 5.2 7.9 6.4 11.8
Jul-01 5.2 8.2 6.5 12.0
Aug-01 5.3 8.1 6.6 12.2
Sep-01 5.2 8.5 6.6 12.0
Oct-01 5.2 8.3 6.6 11.8
Nov-01 5.2 8.2 6.5 11.8
Dec-01 5.1 8.3 6.5 12.0
Jan-02 5.1 8.4 6.6 12.1
Feb-02 5.1 8.4 6.6 12.3
Mar-02 5.1 8.3 6.5 12.2
Apr-02 5.0 8.3 6.4 11.8
May-02 4.8 8.2 6.3 11.6
Jun-02 4.6 8.1 6.2 11.5
Jul-02 4.9 8.1 6.3 11.8
Aug-02 4.8 8.1 6.3 11.8
Sep-02 4.8 8.0 6.2 10.8
Oct-02 4.8 7.8 6.1 10.1
Nov-02 4.5 7.6 5.9 9.5
Dec-02 4.7 7.9 6.1 10.5
Jan-03 4.9 8.5 6.5 11.5
Feb-03 5.1 8.9 6.8 12.8
Mar-03 5.2 9.1 7.0 13.1
Apr-03 5.3 9.4 7.1 13.4
May-03 5.2 9.4 7.1 13.1
Jun-03 5.3 9.4 7.1 13.5
Jul-03 5.2 9.3 7.0 13.2
Aug-03 5.0 9.3 6.9 13.2
Sep-03 5.1 9.5 7.1 13.7
Oct-03 5.2 9.6 7.2 13.8
Nov-03 5.4 9.6 7.3 13.9
Dec-03 5.1 9.6 7.1 13.6
Jan-04 4.9 9.5 6.9 13.3
Feb-04 4.9 9.4 6.9 12.9
Mar-04 5.0 9.5 7.0 13.0
Apr-04 4.5 9.5 6.8 12.6
May-04 5.0 9.6 7.0 12.9
Jun-04 5.0 9.6 7.1 13.0
Jul-04 5.0 9.4 7.0 12.9
Aug-04 5.0 9.3 7.0 13.3
Sep-04 5.2 9.2 7.0 13.2
Oct-04 5.1 9.1 6.9 13.0
Nov-04 5.1 9.0 6.8 12.8
Dec-04 5.2 9.0 6.9 13.0
Jan-05 5.1 8.9 6.8 13.0
Feb-05 5.1 8.9 6.8 13.0
Mar-05 5.1 8.8 6.8 13.1
Apr-05 5.2 8.9 6.8 13.0
May-05 5.1 8.8 6.8 12.9
Jun-05 5.1 8.9 6.8 12.9
Jul-05 4.8 8.8 6.6 12.3
Aug-05 4.7 8.9 6.6 12.4
Sep-05 4.9 8.9 6.7 12.4
Oct-05 4.8 9.0 6.7 12.3
Nov-05 5.1 8.9 6.8 12.3
Dec-05 4.9 8.9 6.7 12.3
Jan-06 4.8 9.0 6.7 12.3
Feb-06 4.8 8.9 6.6 12.1
Mar-06 4.6 8.9 6.5 11.8
Apr-06 4.7 8.7 6.5 11.9
May-06 4.7 8.7 6.5 11.8
Jun-06 4.9 8.6 6.6 12.0
Jul-06 5.0 8.6 6.6 12.4
Aug-06 5.0 8.5 6.6 12.9
Sep-06 5.1 8.4 6.6 12.5
Oct-06 4.8 8.3 6.4 12.1
Nov-06 4.7 8.1 6.3 11.9
Dec-06 4.7 8.2 6.3 11.9
Jan-07 4.8 8.2 6.3 12.0
Feb-07 5.0 8.2 6.4 12.2
Mar-07 4.7 8.2 6.3 12.1
Apr-07 4.5 8.3 6.2 12.0
May-07 4.6 8.3 6.3 11.9
Jun-07 4.5 8.3 6.2 11.8
Jul-07 4.5 8.4 6.3 11.6
Aug-07 4.6 8.2 6.2 11.3
Sep-07 4.5 8.2 6.2 11.4
Oct-07 4.5 8.1 6.2 11.5
Nov-07 4.5 8.0 6.1 11.6
Dec-07 4.5 7.9 6.0 11.5
Jan-08 4.6 7.7 6.0 11.1
Feb-08 4.5 7.6 5.9 11.0
Mar-08 4.4 7.7 5.9 10.8
Apr-08 4.5 7.9 6.0 10.7
May-08 4.4 7.9 5.9 10.5
Jun-08 4.2 7.8 5.8 10.6
Jul-08 4.2 7.8 5.8 10.9
Aug-08 4.0 7.8 5.7 11.2
Sep-08 4.3 7.9 6.0 11.4
Oct-08 4.7 8.1 6.2 11.7
Nov-08 4.6 8.3 6.3 12.1
Dec-08 5.1 8.6 6.7 12.5
Jan-09 5.1 9.1 6.9 12.9
Feb-09 5.5 9.4 7.3 13.5
Mar-09 5.8 9.2 7.3 13.3
Apr-09 5.9 9.2 7.4 13.6
May-09 6.5 9.0 7.6 14.2
Jun-09 6.1 9.1 7.5 13.9
Jul-09 6.0 9.4 7.6 14.0
Aug-09 5.9 9.6 7.6 14.1
Sep-09 5.9 9.6 7.6 14.1
Oct-09 5.9 9.6 7.6 14.4
Nov-09 5.9 9.6 7.6 14.5
Dec-09 5.8 9.6 7.5 14.4
Jan-10 5.9 9.6 7.5 14.4
Feb-10 5.8 9.5 7.5 14.7
Mar-10 5.6 9.3 7.3 13.9
Apr-10 5.4 9.1 7.1 13.4
May-10 5.3 9.0 7.0 13.0
Jun-10 5.4 9.0 7.0 12.9
Jul-10 5.5 8.9 7.1 12.7
Aug-10 5.7 9.0 7.2 12.8
Sep-10 5.6 8.9 7.1 13.3
Oct-10 5.5 8.9 7.1 13.4
Nov-10 5.5 8.6 6.9 13.7
Dec-10 5.4 8.9 7.0 13.4
Jan-11 5.1 8.9 6.8 13.0
Feb-11 5.1 9.0 6.9 13.0
Mar-11 5.2 9.0 6.9 13.0
Apr-11 5.4 8.9 7.0 12.7
May-11 5.5 8.9 7.1 12.6
Jun-11 5.4 8.8 7.0 12.9
Jul-11 5.1 8.8 6.8 12.9
Aug-11 5.0 8.8 6.7 13.2
Sep-11 5.0 8.9 6.8 13.0
Oct-11 5.2 9.0 6.9 13.0
Nov-11 5.3 9.1 7.1 13.3
Dec-11 5.4 9.2 7.1 13.5
Jan-12 5.5 9.1 7.2 13.7
Feb-12 5.7 9.1 7.3 14.1
Mar-12 5.6 9.1 7.2 14.0
Apr-12 5.5 9.4 7.3 14.2
May-12 5.5 9.6 7.3 14.2
Jun-12 5.4 9.3 7.2 13.7
Jul-12 5.2 9.2 7.1 13.1
Aug-12 5.1 9.0 6.9 13.1
Sep-12 5.1 8.9 6.8 12.7
Oct-12 5.2 9.1 7.0 13.1
Nov-12 5.3 9.1 7.0 13.1
Dec-12 5.4 9.0 7.0 13.0
Jan-13 5.4 8.9 7.0 13.5
Feb-13 5.4 9.1 7.1 13.2
Mar-13 5.5 9.3 7.2 13.9
Apr-13 5.5 9.2 7.2 14.3
May-13 5.8 9.5 7.5 15.1
Jun-13 5.9 9.5 7.5 14.8
Jul-13 5.6 9.5 7.4 14.0
Aug-13 5.8 9.6 7.6 14.3
Sep-13 5.7 9.5 7.4 14.1
Oct-13 5.8 9.5 7.5 14.6
Nov-13 5.7 9.6 7.5 15.0
Dec-13 5.8 9.5 7.5 15.2
Jan-14 5.7 9.3 7.3 15.0
Feb-14 5.7 9.6 7.5 15.1
Mar-14 5.7 9.7 7.5 15.2
Apr-14 5.7 9.9 7.6 15.3
May-14 5.9 9.9 7.8 15.7
Jun-14 6.0 10.2 7.9 16.5
Jul-14 6.3 10.6 8.3 17.4
Aug-14 6.4 10.7 8.4 17.0
Sep-14 6.9 11.1 8.8 17.6
Oct-14 6.3 10.4 8.2 16.4
Nov-14 6.7 10.9 8.7 17.2
Dec-14 6.5 10.7 8.5 17.3
Jan-15 6.5 10.9 8.5 17.4
Feb-15 6.5 10.9 8.5 17.2
Mar-15 5.9 10.8 8.1 17.2
Apr-15 6.3 10.6 8.3 16.8
May-15 6.3 10.7 8.4 17.3
Jun-15 6.5 10.6 8.4 17.2
Jul-15 6.8 10.7 8.6 17.4
Aug-15 6.5 10.8 8.5 17.3
Sep-15 6.8 11.2 8.8 17.6
Oct-15 6.7 11.0 8.7 17.7
Nov-15 6.7 10.8 8.6 17.6
Dec-15 6.3 10.9 8.5 17.2
Jan-16 6.6 10.7 8.5 17.4
Feb-16 6.5 10.5 8.4 17.7
Mar-16 6.6 10.5 8.4 17.3
Apr-16 7.0 10.4 8.6 16.8
May-16 6.6 10.2 8.3 16.5
Jun-16 7.0 10.8 8.8 17.5
Jul-16 7.0 11.3 9.0 18.0
Aug-16 7.2 10.7 8.8 17.8
Sep-16 6.9 10.8 8.7 17.7
Oct-16 6.8 10.6 8.6 16.6
Nov-16 6.7 10.6 8.5 17.3
Dec-16 6.8 10.7 8.6 17.7
Jan-17 6.9 11.0 8.8 17.9
Feb-17 6.9 11.5 9.0 19.3
Mar-17 6.8 10.7 8.6 17.3
Apr-17 6.6 11.1 8.7 18.5
May-17 6.7 10.8 8.6 18.2
Jun-17 6.6 10.5 8.4 17.2
Jul-17 6.9 10.5 8.5 17.6
Aug-17 6.9 10.6 8.6 18.3
Sep-17 6.8 10.6 8.6 18.1
Oct-17 6.6 10.6 8.5 17.7
Nov-17 6.7 10.6 8.5 17.9
Dec-17 6.5 10.8 8.5 17.7
Jan-18 7.1 10.7 8.8 18.6
Feb-18 6.6 10.6 8.5 17.4
Mar-18 6.5 10.9 8.6 17.6
Apr-18 6.4 10.8 8.4 17.9
May-18 6.4 10.6 8.4 18.2
Jun-18 6.6 10.8 8.6 18.3
Jul-18 6.4 10.8 8.5 18.4
Aug-18 6.1 10.6 8.2 17.9
Sep-18 6.3 10.6 8.3 17.5
Oct-18 6.2 10.7 8.3 18.1
Nov-18 6.7 10.6 8.5 17.5
Dec-18 6.5 10.4 8.3 17.5
Jan-19 6.2 10.4 8.2 17.4
Feb-19 6.2 10.2 8.1 16.9
Mar-19 6.5 10.2 8.2 17.4
Apr-19 6.8 10.3 8.4 18.1
May-19 6.8 10.5 8.5 17.9
Jun-19 6.7 9.9 8.2 17.6
Jul-19 6.8 10.3 8.4 18.1
Aug-19 7.0 10.4 8.6 18.5
Sep-19 6.8 10.1 8.4 17.9
Oct-19 6.7 10.6 8.6 17.8
Nov-19 6.7 10.1 8.3 17.0
Dec-19 6.6 10.0 8.2 17.2
Jan-20 6.7 10.8 8.7 18.2
Feb-20 6.6 10.9 8.6 18.6
Mar-20 7.1 10.6 8.8 19.2
Apr-20 12.4 15.0 13.6 23.6
May-20 12.0 14.0 13.0 21.6
Jun-20 10.9 12.5 11.6 19.6
Jul-20 10.5 12.2 11.3 19.4
Aug-20 10.6 12.1 11.3 20.1
Sep-20 10.7 12.2 11.4 19.1
Oct-20 9.2 11.8 10.4 17.9
Nov-20 8.0 10.8 9.3 16.6
Dec-20 7.1 10.1 8.5 16.0
Jan-21 7.0 9.7 8.3 16.1
Feb-21 7.2 9.8 8.4 16.7
Mar-21 6.6 9.4 8.0 16.4
Apr-21 6.4 9.2 7.8 17.2
May-21 6.3 8.7 7.4 15.8
Jun-21 6.9 9.0 7.9 16.2

Annual change in underemployment, seasonally adjusted

  Underemployed ('000) Underemployment rate (%)
Jun-21 Change since Mar-20 Jun-21 Change since Mar-20 (% pts)
('000) (%)
Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, June 2021 (seasonally adjusted).
Please note that as the calculations of change presented in the table are taken from more detailed data, results obtained by manually calculating change may not exactly match those in the table, due to rounding error.
Males 504.7 -11.5 -2.2 6.9 -0.2
Females 589.2 -99.9 -14.5 9.0 -1.6
Persons 1,094.0 -111.4 -9.2 7.9 -0.9
Youth 347.2 -73.7 -17.5 16.2 -3.0