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Unemployment Rate Update - July 2015
12 Aug 2015
Published on Aug 10, 2015

Unemployment Rate climbed from 6 to 6.3 percent in July 2015, while Full-time employment increased by 12,400 and Part-time employment up by 26100. Participation rate, which refers to the people actively looking for work, also increased to 65.1% from 64.8% in June.

State by state:

NSW unemployment rate increased from 5.8 to 6.0%
VIC unemployment rate increased from 6.0 to 6.4%
QLD unemployment rate up from 6.1 to 6.5%
SA unemployment rate decreased from 8.1 to 7.9%
WA unemployment rate increased from 5.9 to 6.4%

Western Australia's unemployment rate is the highest it has been since May 2002.

Despite the increase in part-time and full-time employment, the ABS has also recorded a jump in the number of unemployed Australians from 771,000 to 801,000.

Unemployment Rate Update - June 2015
17 Jul 2015

Australia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.0% from a 5.9% revised result in May. Full-time employment increased to 24,500 jobs while part-time positions decreased by 17,200.
The total people employed increased to 11.77million seasonally adjusted.

Unemployment Rate by State
QLD decresed to 6.1%
NSW increased to 5.8%
VIC remains unchanged at 6.0%

Unemployment Rate - May 2015
15 Jun 2015

Australia's unemployment rate dropped from a revised 6.1 per cent to 6 per cent in May. The total number of people employed increased by 42,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. The number of people in full-time work rose by 14,700, while part-time employment increased by 27,300.


• NSW to 5.7 per cent from 5.9;
• Victoria to 6 per cent from 6.1 per cent,
• SA's rate worsened to 7.6 per cent from 7.2 per cent.
• WA down from 5.6 per cent to 5.1 per cent.

Unemployment Rate Update - April 2015
14 May 2015

The National Unemployment Rate now sits at 6.2% up from 6.1% in March, with 2,900 jobs being shed across this period. Full time employment has lost 21,900 jobs throughout April, but 19,000 part-time jobs have been created. Unfortunately, this wasn't enough to offset the fall in full-time employment.

State by State Unemployment Rate - April

QLD sits at 6.7% up from 6.6% in March
NSW 6.0% up from 5.9%
VIC maintains a flat unemployment rate 6.2%
WA up to 5.7% from 5.5% in March
SA is now sitting at 7.1% up from 6.4% in March

Unemployment Rate - March 2015
21 Apr 2015

National Unemployment rate fell from a revised 6.2% in February to 6.1% in March.

With a better than expected 37,000 jobs being created, this was more than double the economic forecast.

More people working than ever before with over 11.7m people gainfully employed in one form or another.

Across the country, NSW dropped to 6%, Victoria rose to 6.2% and QLD remains unchanged at 6.6%.