Labour Force

  • April 2020

    May 14, 2020

    Labour market experienced an unprecedented deterioration in conditions in April.

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  • March 2020

    April 16, 2018

    Employment posted a surprise increase in March of 5.9k in seasonally-adjusted terms.

    The March labour force survey predated the most severe measures, so the impact of the pandemic was not reflected in the data.

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  • February 2020

    September 19, 2018

    Employment growth remained relatively solid just ahead of the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • January 2020

    February 20, 2020

    The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.2ppts to 5.3%, drifting away from the RBA’s natural unemployment rate estimate of 4.5%.

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  • December 2019

    January 23, 2020

    In December 2019, employment increased a seasonally adjusted 28.9k against a downwardly revised surge of 38.5k a month before.

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  • November 2019

    December 19, 2019

    Employment increased a seasonally adjusted 39.9k in November, twice stronger than expected.

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