Employment in Australia unexpectedly declined by 14,600 to 13.75 million in December 2022, missing market forecasts of a 22,500 gain and after a downwardly revised 58,200 jump a month earlier. The latest reading marked the first drop in employment since July, with part-time employment dropping by 32,200 to 4,128,100, while full-time employment increased by 17,600 to 9,619,000. Over the year to December, employment gained 469,700 or 3.5 percent. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Employment Change in Australia averaged 14404.11 Persons from 1978 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 372844.00 Persons in November of 2021 and a record low of -589824.00 Persons in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Employment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2023.

Employment Change in Australia is expected to be -30000.00 Persons by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Employment Change is projected to trend around 25100.00 Persons in 2024 and 32600.00 Persons in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Employment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-15 12:30 AM Nov 64K 43.1K 19K 25K
2023-01-19 12:30 AM Dec -14.6K 58.2K 22.5K 25K
2023-02-16 12:30 AM Jan -14.6K 15K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 percent Dec 2022
Unemployed Persons 499.79 493.97 Thousand Dec 2022
Employed Persons 13747.08 13761.72 Thousand Dec 2022
Part Time Employment -32206.00 24991.00 Persons Dec 2022
Full Time Employment 17566.00 33279.00 Persons Dec 2022
Employment Change -14640.00 58271.00 Persons Dec 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 66.60 66.80 percent Dec 2022
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.67 7.72 percent Dec 2022
Labour Costs 110.70 108.30 points Sep 2022
Productivity 100.10 102.30 points Sep 2022
Job Vacancies 444.20 466.90 Thousand Dec 2022
Wages 1344.70 1328.90 AUD/Week Jun 2022
Wage Growth 3.10 2.60 percent Sep 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 1464.50 1462.00 AUD/Week Jun 2022
Population 25.77 25.68 Million Dec 2021
Employment Rate 64.30 64.50 percent Dec 2022

Australia Employment Change
In Australia, employment change refers to the absolute change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-14640.00 58271.00 372844.00 -589824.00 1978 - 2022 Persons Monthly
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