Unemployment in Australia 2009.
10th December 2009
The Australian unemployment rate decreased in November 2009 from 5.8% to 5.7%
11,122 Less Unemployed full timers
The number of unemployed people looking for Full Time work reduced by 11,122 to 486,416, in November 2009, from 497,537 in October 2009.
30,838 more in full time work
The number of people with full-time employment increased by 30,838 to 7,627,408, in November 2009, from 7,596,570 in October 2009.
All Workers: Full time and part time
- 5.8% Unemployment rate ; Males
- 5.5% Unemployment rate ; Females
Full Time workers only
- 5.7% Unemployment rate – looking for full-time work ; Males
- 6.6% Unemployment rate – looking for full-time work ; Females
The above average is based on the ABS issued numbers of unemployed against the ABS numbers of civilian population over 15 years of age.
A comparison of current Queensland Unemployment figures for November 2009, against the average November figure between 1978 and 2009, the unemployment rate in Queensland is:
- 4.48% Male (5.53% average)
- 3.81% Female (4.12% average)
A comparison of Full Time workers, for that same time frame, is:
- 45.09% Full Time Workers of both sex (44.99% average 1978-2009)
The above average is based on the ABS issued numbers of Unemployed and Full Time Employed against the ABS numbers of civilian population over 15 years of age.
The above Estimate rates from: www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0
Unemployment Rate comparison to other countries, in November 2009:
- 5.7% Australia
- 6.5% New Zealand
- 7.8% Great Britain
- 10.0% United States
- 19.3% Spain