Unemployment in Australia
Australia's unemployment rate from 2013 to 2022 showcased the economy's resilience. The rate remained relatively low and stable, fluctuating around 5-6% for most of the period. The country's effective economic policies contributed to a steady job market, even amidst global challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a brief spike in unemployment, but Australia's quick recovery and strong policy response saw a swift return to low unemployment levels by 2022.
The unemployment rate in Australia averaged 5.5% in the decade to 2022. The unemployment rate in 2022 was 3.7%. For more unemployment information, visit our dedicated page.
Australia Unemployment Chart
Australia Unemployment Data
|Unemployment (% of active population, aop)
|Unemployment (% of active population, eop)
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