Australia Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.11%, a 1.35% decline from 2020.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.46%, a 1.3% increase from 2019.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2019 was 5.16%, a 0.14% decline from 2018.
  • Australia unemployment rate for 2018 was 5.30%, a 0.29% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Australia Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.11% -1.35%
2020 6.46% 1.30%
2019 5.16% -0.14%
2018 5.30% -0.29%
2017 5.59% -0.12%
2016 5.71% -0.34%
2015 6.05% -0.03%
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% -0.15%
2007 4.38% -0.40%
2006 4.78% -0.25%
2005 5.03% -0.36%
2004 5.39% -0.54%
2003 5.93% -0.44%
2002 6.37% -0.37%
2001 6.74% 0.46%
2000 6.28% -0.59%
1999 6.87% -0.81%
1998 7.68% -0.68%
1997 8.36% -0.15%
1996 8.51% 0.04%
1995 8.47% -1.25%
1994 9.72% -1.15%
1993 10.87% 0.14%
1992 10.73% 1.15%
1991 9.58% 1.15%