ABS Employment Estimates (1992-2017)

  % of workforce unemployed
  Total workforce* Total employed* Total Looking for work*
Original Adjusted*
  000's 000's 000's 000's 000's 000's % % % %
1992
October 8,678   7,705   973   10.5   11.2  
November 8,624   7,653   971   10.5   11.3  
December 8,637 (8,646)** 7,664 (7,674)** 974 (973)** 11.3 (10.8)** 11.3 (11.3)**
1993
January 8,680   7,726   954   11.8   11.0  
February 8,616   7,659   956   12.2   11.1  
March 8,669 (8,655)** 7,727 (7,704)** 941 (950)** 11.3 (11.8)** 10.9 (11.0)**
April 8,566   7,652   914   10.8   10.7  
May 8,622   7,697   925   10.8   10.7  
June 8,702 (8,630)** 7,736 (7,695)** 966 (935)** 10.6 (10.7)** 11.1 (10.8)**
July 8,659   7,735   924   10.4   10.7  
August 8,693   7,730   964   10.7   11.1  
September 8,722 (8,691)** 7,775 (7,747)** 947 (945)** 10.7 (10.6)** 10.9 (10.9)**
October 8,697   7,715   964   10.4   11.1  
November 8,729   7,771   958   10.3   11.0  
December 8,714 (8,713)** 7,792 (7,759)** 922 (948)** 10.7 (10.5)** 10.6 (10.9)**
1994
January 8,723   7,805   918   11.3   10.5  
February 8,734   7,820   914   11.5   10.5  
March 8,730 (8,729)** 7,827 (7,817)** 903 (912)** 10.8 (11.2)** 10.3 (10.4)**
April 8,708   7,833   875   10.1   10.1  
May 8,715   7,863   852   9.7   9.8  
June 8,760 (8,728)** 7,882 (7,859)** 878 (868)** 9.6 (9.8)** 10.0 (10.0)**
July 8,806   7,972   834   9.1   9.5  
August 8,766   7,924   832   9.2   9.5  
September 8,838 (8,803)** 8,009 (7,968)** 829 (832)** 9.3 (9.2)** 9.5 (9.5)**
October 8,801   7,998   803   8.6   9.1  
November 8,845   8,033   812   8.7   9.3  
December 8,858 (8,835)** 8,068 (8,033)** 790 (802)** 9.0 (8.8)** 8.9 (9.1)**
1995
January 8,882   8,083   799   9.7   9.0  
February 8,959   8,081   801   9.9   8.9  
March 8,920 (8,920)** 8,147 (8,104)** 773 (791)** 9.1 (9.6)** 8.7 (8.9)**
April 8,987   8,243   744   8.3   8.3  
May 8,983   8,216   767   8.4   8.5  
June 9,018 (8,996)** 8,268 (8,242)** 750 (754)** 8.1 (8.3)** 8.3 (8.4)**
July 9,016
8,274   742   7.9   8.2  
August 9,027   8,274   753   8.2   8.3  
September 9,021 (9,021)** 8,258 (8,269)** 763 (753)** 8.4 (8.2)** 8.5 (8.3)**
October 9,012   8,224   788   8.2   8.7  
November 9,120   8,336   784   8.1   8.6  
December 9,073 (9,068)** 8,342 (8,290)** 731 (779)** 8.2 (8.2)** 8.1 (8.5)**
1996
January 9,092   8,322   770   9.2   8.5  
February 9,104   8,336   767   9.4   8.4  
March 9,052 (9,083)** 8,281 (8,313)** 771 (769)** 8.9 (9.2)** 8.5 (8.5)**
April 9,096   8,291   805   8.7   8.9  
May 9,099   8,325   774   8.3   8.5  
June 9,091 (9,095)** 8,334 (8,317)** 757 (779)** 8.0 (8.3)** 8.3 (8.6)**
July 9,116   8,343   773   8.0   8.5  
August 9,188   8,381   807   8.5   8.8  
September 9,146 (9,150)** 8,347 (8,357)** 799 (793)** 8.7 (8.4)** 8.7 (8.7)**
October 9,179   8,372   807   8.4   8.8  
November 9,172   8,397   775   8.1   8.5  
December 9,156 (9,169)** 8,402 (8,390)** 795 (792)** 8.7 (8.4)** 8.6 (8.6)**
1997
January 9,216   8,425   791   9.3   8.6  
February 9,229   8,418   811   9.8   8.8  
March 9,187 (9,211)** 8,384 (8,409)** 803 (802)** 9.2 (9.4)** 8.7 (8.7)**
April 9,211   8,411   800   8.7   8.7  
May 9,191   8,381   810   8.6   8.8  
June 9,171 (9,191)** 8,393 (8,395)** 778 (796)** 8.2 (8.5)** 8.5 (8.7)**
July 9,215   8,414   801   8.2   8.7  
August 9,175   8,376   799   8.4   8.7  
September 9,242 (9,211)** 8,451 (8,414)** 791 (797)** 8.5 (8.4)** 8.6 (8.7)**
October 9,223   8,450   773   8.0   8.4  
November 9,300   8,521   779   8.0   8.4  
December 9,268 (9,264)** 8,515 (8,495)** 753 (768)** 8.1 (8.0)** 8.1 (8.3)**
1998
January 9,274   8,518   756   8.9   8.2  
February 9,280   8,529   751   9.1   8.1  
March 9,274 (9,276)** 8,514 (8,420)** 760 (756)** 8.6 (8.9)** 8.2 (8.2)**
April 9,309   8,572   737   7.9   7.9  
May 9,321   8,567   754   7.9   8.1  
June 9,355 (9,328)** 8,587 (8,575)** 768 (753)** 7.9 (7.9)** 8.2 (8.1)**
July 9,375   8,598   777   7.8   8.3  
August 9,372   8,611   761   7.9   8.1  
September 9,414 (9,387)** 8,653 (8,621)** 761 (766)** 8.1 (7.9)** 8.1 (8.2)**
October 9,408   8,688   720   7.3   7.7  
November 9,389   8,638   751   7.6   8.0  
December 9,388 (9,395)** 8,678 (8,668)** 710 (727)** 7.4 (7.4)** 7.6 (7.7)**
1999
January 9,382   8,678   704   8.1   7.5  
February 9,408   8,711   697   8.3   7.4  
March 9,399 (9,396)** 8,703 (8,697)** 696 (699)** 7.8 (8.1)** 7.4 (7.4)**
April 9,418   8,711   707   7.5   7.5  
May 9,414   8,712   702   7.3   7.5  
June 9,455 (9,429)** 8,775 (8,733)** 680 (696)** 6.9 (7.2)** 7.2 (7.4)**
July 9,453   8,792   661   6.6   7.0  
August 9,501   8,819   682   7.0   7.2  
September 9,534 (9,446)** 8,831 (8,814)** 703 (682)** 7.4 (7.0)** 7.4 (7.2)**
October 9,552   8,878   674   6.7   7.1  
November 9,514   8,873   641   6.4   6.7  
December 9,585 (9,550)** 8,912 (8,888)** 672 (662)** 6.9 (6.7)** 7.0 (6.9)**
2000
January 9,558   8,903   655   7.4   6.9  
February 9,606   8,962   644   7.5   6.7  
March 9,650 (9,605)** 8,950 (8,938)** 700 (666)** 7.3 (7.4)** 6.9 (6.8)**
April 9,664   9,005   659   6.8   6.8  
May 9,659   9,017   643   6.7   6.7  
June 9,665 (9,663)** 9,056 (9,026)** 609 (637)** 6.3 (6.6)** 6.6 (6.7)**
July 9,728   9,118   610   5.9   6.3  
August 9,766   9,142   624   6.2   6.4  
September 9,725 (9,740)** 9,111 (9,124)** 614 (616)** 6.4 (6.2)** 6.3 (6.3)**
October 9,722   9,106   615   6.0   6.3  
November 9,684   9,047   637   6.2   6.6  
December 9,730 (9,712)** 9,087 (9,080)** 643 (632)** 6.5 (6.2)** 6.6 (6.5)**
2001
January 9,730   9,083   647   7.2   6.6  
February 9,773   9,099   673   7.6   6.9  
March 9,752 (9,752)** 9,090 (9,091)** 662 (661)** 7.2 (7.3)** 6.5 (6.7)**
April 9,800   9,140   671   6.8   6.8  
May 9,818   9,152   676   6.9   6.9  
June 9,830 (9,816)** 9,149 (9,147)** 681 (676)** 6.7 (6.8)** 6.9 (6.9)**
July 9,809   9,191   618   6.3   6.3  
August 9,768   9,124   644   6.6   6.6  
September 9,928 (9,835)** 9,255 (9,190)** 672 (672)** 6.8 (6.6)** 6.7 (6.5)**
October 9,880   9,183   697   6.7   7.1  
November 9,848   9,187   661   6.4   6.7  
December 9,864 (9,864)** 9,199 (9,189)** 665 (674)** 6.6 (6.6)** 6.7 (6.8)**
2002
January 9,955   9,263   693   7.4   7.0  
February 9,936   9,283   653   7.3   6.6  
March 9,972 (9,939)** 9,304 (9,283)** 622 (656)** 6.7 (7.1)** 6.3 (6.6)**
April 9,882   9,261   621   6.4   6.3  
May 9,928   9,305   622   6.3   6.3  
June 9,962 (9,924)** 9,318 (9,294)** 643 (628)** 6.3 (7.1)** 6.5 (6.4)**
July 9,898   9,289   609   5.6   6.2  
August 10,000   9,378   622   6.0   6.2  
September 9,964 (9,954)** 9,347 (9,338)** 617 (616)** 6.2 (5.9)** 6.2 (6.2)**
October 9,962   9,363   599   5.7   6.0  
November 10,040   9,424   617   5.8   6.1  
December 10,104 (10,035)** 9,476 (9,421)** 628 (615)** 6.1 (5.9)** 6.2 (6.1)**
2003
January 10,196   9,576   620   6.5   6.1  
February 10,173   9,564   610   6.7   6.0  
March 10,146 (10,172)** 9,521 (9,554)** 626 (619)** 6.5 (6.6)** 6.2 (6.1)**
April 10,129   9,506   623   6.2   6.1  
May 10,148   9,535   613   6.1   6.0  
June 10,128 (10,135)** 9,508 (9,516)** 620 (619)** 5.9 (6.1)** 6.1 (6.1)**
July 10,102   9,481   621   5.6   6.2  
August 10,129   9,535   594   5.6   5.9  
September 10,144 (10,125)** 9,555 (9,524)** 590 (602)** 5.8 (5.7)** 5.8 (6.0)**
October 10,190   9,613   577   5.4   5.7  
November 10,209   9,637   573   5.3   5.6  
December 10,241 (10,213)** 9,666 (9,639)** 575 (575)** 5.6 (5.4)** 5.6 (5.6)**
2004
January 10,156   9,571   584   6.2   5.8  
February 10,168   9,573   595   6.6   5.9  
March 10,211 (10,178)** 9,637 (9,594)** 574 (584)** 5.9 (6.2)** 5.6 (5.8)**
April 10,271   9,696   574   5.7   5.6  
May 10,216   9,655   561   5.5   5.5  
June 10,221 (10,236)** 9,646 (9,666)** 575 (570)** 5.5 (5.6)** 5.6 (5.6)**
July 10,244   9,662   582   5.2   5.7  
August 10,233   9,654   579   5.4   5.7  
September 10,290 (10,256)** 9,717 (9,678)** 572 (578)** 5.5 (5.4)** 5.6 (5.7)**
October 10,312   9,768   544   5.0   5.3  
November 10,329   9,793   536   4.9   5.2  
December 10,349 (10,330)** 9,822 (9,794)** 527 (536)** 5.0 (5.0)** 5.1 (5.2)**
2005
January 10,402   9,870   532   5.6   5.1  
February 10,422   9,890   533   5.7   5.1  
March 10,488 (10,437)** 9,948 (9,903)** 540 (535)** 5.4 (5.6)** 5.2 (5.1)**
April 10,508   9,968   540   5.2   5.1  
May 10,524   9,982   542   5.2   5.1  
June 10,550 (10,527)** 10,023 (9,991)** 527 (536)** 4.9 (5.1)** 5.0 (5.1)**
July 10,560   10,035   525   4.6   5.0  
August 10,597   10,067   530   4.8   5.0  
September 10,563 (10,573)** 10,023 (10,042)** 539 (531)** 5.1 (4.8)** 5.1 (5.0)**
October 10,551   10,002   548   4.9   5.2  
November 10,569   10,030   538   4.7   5.1  
December 10,582 (10,567)** 10,035 (10,022)** 546 (544)** 5.1 (4.9)** 5.2 (5.2)**
2006
January 10,590   10,032   558   5.8   5.3  
February 10,612   10,058   554   5.9   5.2  
March 10,620 (10,607)** 10,088 (10,059)** 532 (548)** 5.3 (5.7)** 5.0 (5.2)**
April 10,628   10,086   542   5.2   5.1  
May 10,664   10,142   521   4.9   4.9  
June 10,725 (10,672)** 10,196 (10,141)** 529 (531)** 4.8 (5.0)** 4.9 (5.0)**
July 10,756   10,242   514   4.4   4.8  
August 10,789   10,265   524   4.6   4.9  
September 10,799 (10,781)** 10,285 (10,264)** 513 (517)** 4.8 (4.6)** 4.8 (4.7)**
October 10,749   10,253   496   4.3   4.6  
November 10,788   10,289   499   4.3   4.6  
December 10,842 (10,793)** 10,341 (10,294)** 502 (499)** 4.5 (4.4)** 4.6 (4.6)**
2007
January 10,828   10,336   493   5.0   4.5  
February 10,859   10,358   502   5.2   4.6  
March 10,864 (10,850)** 10,380 (10,358)** 485 (493)** 4.7 (5.0)** 4.5 (4.5)**
April 10,889   10,414   475   4.5   4.4  
May 10,917   10,453   463   4.3   4.2  
June 10,934 (10,913)** 10,462 (10,443)** 472 (470)** 4.2 (4.3)** 4.3 (4.3)**
July 10,952   10,484   468   3.9   4.3  
August 10,985   10,513   472   4.1   4.3  
September 10,988 (10,975)** 10,528 (10,508)** 461 (467)** 4.2 (4.1)** 4.2 (4.3)**
October 11,011   10,531   480   4.1   4.4  
November 11,082   10,583   499   4.1   4.5  
December 11,076 (11,056)** 10,607 (10,574)** 468 (482)** 4.2 (4.1)** 4.2 (4.4)**
2008
January 11,087   10,629   458   4.5   4.1  
February 11,106   10,666   441   4.5   4.0  
March 11,142 (11,112)** 10,686 (10,660)** 455 (451)** 4.1 (4.4)** 4.1 (4.1)**
April 11,188   10,711   477   4.1   4.3  
May 11,168   10,691   477   4.2   4.3  
June 11,187 (11,181)** 10,711 (10,704)** 476 (477)** 4.3 (4.2)** 4.3 (4.2)**
July 11,210   10,730   480   4.2   4.3  
August 11,201   10,744   457   4.2   4.1  
September 11,222 (11,211)** 10,744 (10,739)** 478 (477)** 4.3 (4.2)** 4.3 (4.2)**
October 11,234   10,749   485   4.3   4.3  
November 11,242   10,757   489   4.4   4.4  
December 11,245 (11,240)** 10,741 (10,749)** 504 (493)** 4.4 (4.4)** 4.5 (4.4)**
2009
January 11,282   10,742   540   4.8   4.8  
February 11,401   10,810   591   4.9   5.2  
March 11,423 (11,369)** 10,772 (10,774)** 651 (595)** 5.4 (5.0)** 5.7 (5.2)**
April 11,413   10,799   615   5.5   5.4  
May 11,444   10,793   651   5.7   5.7  
June 11,425 (11,428)** 10,763 (10,785)** 663 (643)** 5.8 (5.7)** 5.8 (5.6)**
July 11,458   10,794   664   5.9   5.8  
August 11,427   10,763   664   5.8   5.8  
September 11,464 (11,450)** 10,806 (10,788)** 659 (662)** 5.8 (5.8)** 5.7 (5.8**)
October 11,502   10,832   670   5.8   5.8  
November 11,521   10,868   653   5.7   5.7  
December 11,545 (11,523)** 10,906 (10,869)** 639 (654)** 5.6 (5.7)** 5.5 (5.7)**
2010
January 11,578   10,966   612   5.4   5.3  
February 11,587   10,971   616   5.3   5.3  
March 11,607 (11,591)** 10,988 (10,975)** 619 (616)** 5.3 (5.3)** 5.3 (5.3)**
April 11,654   11,026   628   5.3   5.4  
May 11,658   11,057   601   5.2   5.2  
June 11,699 (11,670)** 11,100 (11,061)** 598 (609)** 5.2 (5.2)** 5.1 (5.2)**
July 11,898   11,236   632   5.2   5.3  
August 11,880   11,272   608   5.1   5.2  
September 11,936 (11,895)** 11,325 (11,278)** 611 (617)** 5.1 (5.2)** 5.1 (5.2)**
October 12,002   11,356   647   5.2   5.4  
November 12,045   11,417   629   5.3   5.2  
December 12,016 (12,021)** 11,417 (11,397)** 599 (625)** 5.1 (5.2)** 5.0 (5.2)**
2011
January 12,048   11,442   606   5.1   5.0  
February 12,017   11,413   605   5.0   5.0  
March 12,050 (12,038)** 11,457 (11,437)** 593 (601)** 4.9 (5.0)** 4.9 (5.0)**
April 12,020   11,437   583   4.9   4.9  
May 12,033   11,440   593   4.9   4.9  
June 12,046 (12,033)** 11,455 (11,444)** 581 (586)** 4.9 (4.9)** 4.9 (4.9)**
July 12,062   11,450   612   5.0   5.1  
August 12,069   11,433   637   5.1   5.3  
September 12,085 (12,072)** 11,451 (11,445)** 634 (628)** 5.2 (5.1)** 5.2 (5.2)**
October 12,093   11,462   631   5.3   5.2  
November 12,093   11,457   636   5.3   5.3  
December 12,051 (12,079)** 11,421 (11,447)** 630 (632)** 5.3 (5.3)** 5.2 (5.2)**
2012
January 12,078   11,464   614   5.2   5.1  
February 12,076   11,444   632   5.2   5.2  
March 12,120 (12,091)** 11,491 (11,466)** 629 (625)** 5.2 (5.2)** 5.2 (5.2)**
April 12,099   11,501   598   5.1   4.9  
May 12,161   11,538   623   5.1   5.1  
June 12,132 (12,313)** 11,500 (11,513)** 631 (617)** 5.1 (5.1)** 5.2 (5.1)**
July 12,148   11,513   635   5.2   5.2  
August 12,121   11,498   623   5.2   5.1  
September 12,175 (12,148)** 11,512 (11,508)** 663 (640)** 5.3 (5.2)** 5.4 (5.2)**
October 12,176   11,523   653   5.4   5.4  
November 12,184   11,546   637   5.3   5.2  
December 12,195 (12,185)** 11,539 (11,536)** 656 (649)** 5.4 (5.4)** 5.4 (5.3)**
2013
January 12,209
11,549
660
5.4
5.4
February 12,288
11,628
660
5.4
5.4
March 12,280 (12,259)** 11,593 (11,590)** 687 (669)** 5.5 (5.4)** 5.6 (5.5)**
April 12,349
11,663
685
5.5
5.5
May 12,346
11,663
683
5.6
5.5
June 12,378 (12,358)** 11,669 (11,665)** 709 (692)** 5.7 (5.6)** 5.7 (5.6)**
July 12,359
11,653
705
5.7
5.7
August 12,351
11,637
714
5.8
5.8
September 12,343 (12,351)** 11,646 (11,645)** 697 (705)** 5.7 (5.7)** 5.6 (5.7)**
October 12,348
11,639
709
5.8
5.7
November 12,373
11,660
713
5.8
5.8
December 12,352 (12,357)** 11,630 (11,643)** 722 (715)** 5.8 (5.8)** 5.8 (5.8)**
2014
January 12,189
11,460
729
5.9
6.0
February 12,230
11,530
742
6.0
6.0
March 12,266 (12,228)** 11,553 (11,556)** 713 (728)** 6.0 (6.0)** 5.8 (5.9)**
April 12,286
11,573
713
5.9
5.8
May 12,282
11,565
717
5.9
5.8
June 12,320 (12,296)** 11,578 (11,572)** 742 (724)** 5.9 (5.9)** 6.0 (5.9)**
July 12,366
11,577
789
6.1
6.4
August 12,459
11,704
755
6.2
6.1
September 12,340 (12,388)** 11,593 (11,625)** 747 (764)** 6.0 (6.1)** 6.2 (6.2)**
October 12,364
11,592
772
6.2
6.2
November 12,415
11,637
778
6.3
6.3
December 12,438 (12,406)** 11,679 (11,636)** 759 (770)** 6.2 (6.2)** 6.1 (6.2)**
2015
January 12,464
11,669
795
6.3
6.4

February 12,429
11,652
777
6.3
6.3
March 12,485 (12,459)** 11,720 (11,680)** 765 (779)** 6.2 (6.3)** 6.1 (6.3)**
April 12,494
11,725
769
6.1
6.2
May 12,505
11,760
745
6.0
6.0
June 12,525 (12,508)** 11,769 (11,751)** 756 (757)** 6.0 (6.0)** 6.0 (6.1)**
July 12,612
11,811
801
6.1
6.3
August 12,557
11,776
781
6.2
6.2
September 12,542 (12,570)** 11,770 (11,786)** 772 (785)** 6.2 (6.2)** 6.2 (6.2)**
October 12,578
11,838
740
6.1
5.9
November 12,640
11,901
739
6.0
5.8
December 12,630 (12,616)** 11,902 (11,880)** 728 (736)** 5.8 (6.0)** 5.8 (5.8)**
2016
January 12,656
11,895
761
5.8
6.0
February 12,617
11,884
733
5.8
5.8
March 12,633 (12,635)** 11,910 (11,896)** 723 (739)** 5.8 (5.8)** 5.7 (5.8)**
April 12,640
11,917
723
5.7
5.7
May 12,658
11,931
727
5.7
5.7
June 12,674 (12,657)** 11,940 (11,929)** 734 (728)** 5.7 (5.7)** 5.8 (5.7)**
July 12,694
11,968
726
5.7
5.7
August 12,677
11,964
713
5.7
5.6
September 12,652 (12,674)** 11,947 (11,960)** 705 (715)** 5.6 (5.7)** 5.6 (5.6)**
October 12,644
11,939
705
5.6
5.6
November 12,698
11,973
725
5.6
5.7
December 12,727 (12,690)** 11,986 (11,966)** 741 (723)** 5.7 (5.6)** 5.8 (5.7)**
2017
January 12,718
11,998
720
5.7
5.7
February 12,747
11,999
748
5.8
5.9
March 12,813 (12,761)** 12,060 (12,015)** 753 (747)** 5.9 (5.8)** 5.9 (5.8)**

*Seasonally Adjusted figures.
**Average calculated for previous three months.