Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia decreased to 66.60 percent in December from 66.80 percent in November of 2022. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Labor Force Participation Rate in Australia averaged 63.52 percent from 1978 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 66.80 percent in June of 2022 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 February of 2023.

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. In the long-term, the Australia Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 66.80 percent in 2024 and 67.00 percent in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Labor Force Participation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-15 12:30 AM Nov 66.8% 66.5% 66.6% 66.5%
2023-01-19 12:30 AM Dec 66.6% 66.8% 66.8% 66.8%
2023-02-16 12:30 AM Jan 66.6% 66.6%


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 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
66.60 66.80 66.80 60.10 1978 - 2022 percent Monthly
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