Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia decreased to 66 percent in April from 66.30 percent in March of 2021. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia averaged 63.41 percent from 1978 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 66.30 percent in March of 2021 and a record low of 60.10 percent in April of 1983. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia is expected to be 66.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia to stand at 66.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 66.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Labor Force Participation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
66.00 66.30 66.30 60.10 1978 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-18 12:30 AM Jan 66.1% 66.2% 66.2% 66.2%
2021-03-18 12:30 AM Feb 66.1% 66.1% 66.2% 66.2%
2021-04-15 01:30 AM Mar 66.3% 66.1% 66.1% 66.3%
2021-05-20 01:30 AM Apr 66% 66.3% 66.3% 66.3%
2021-06-17 01:30 AM May 66% 66.1% 66.3%
2021-07-15 01:30 AM Jun
2021-08-13 01:30 AM Jul
2021-09-17 01:30 AM Aug

Australia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.50 5.60 11.20 4.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 13040.39 13077.59 13077.59 5997.66 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 756.23 778.09 1007.90 364.69 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 91505.00 -478.00 252307.00 -370036.00 Persons [+]
Full Time Employment 33800.00 -20800.00 96411.00 -236883.00 Persons [+]
Employment Change -30600.00 77000.00 226738.00 -606919.00 Persons [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 66.00 66.30 66.30 60.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.60 11.70 20.10 7.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 102.10 100.00 102.50 42.10 points [+]
Productivity 103.00 102.50 104.00 55.20 points [+]
Job Vacancies 288.70 254.40 288.70 26.80 Thousand [+]
Job Advertisements 213895.00 198201.00 255914.00 66887.00 [+]
Wages 1280.30 1304.70 1304.70 59.10 AUD/Week [+]
Wages In Manufacturing 1458.00 1381.30 1458.00 333.00 AUD/Week [+]
Wage Growth 1.50 1.40 4.30 1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 753.80 740.80 753.80 522.12 AUD/week [+]
Population 25.68 25.60 25.68 10.39 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Employment Rate 62.60 62.30 62.90 54.00 percent [+]


Australia Labor Force Participation Rate
The labour force participation rates is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population.