Australia Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.27%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.30%, a 0.29% decline from 2017.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2017 was 5.59%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2016 was 5.71%, a 0.34% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Australia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 5.27% -0.03%
2018 5.30% -0.29%
2017 5.59% -0.12%
2016 5.71% -0.34%
2015 6.05% -0.02%
2014 6.08% 0.42%
2013 5.66% 0.44%
2012 5.22% 0.14%
2011 5.08% -0.13%
2010 5.21% -0.35%
2009 5.56% 1.33%
2008 4.23% -0.14%
2007 4.38% -0.41%
2006 4.78% -0.25%
2005 5.03% -0.36%
2004 5.40% -0.53%
2003 5.93% -0.44%
2002 6.37% -0.37%
2001 6.74% 0.46%
2000 6.28% -0.59%
1999 6.87% -0.80%
1998 7.68% -0.69%
1997 8.36% -0.14%
1996 8.51% 0.04%
1995 8.47% -1.25%
1994 9.72% -1.16%
1993 10.87% 0.15%
1992 10.73% 1.15%
1991 9.58% 1.15%