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Latest Statistics

7/2020 - 9/2020  
8/2020 - 10/2020 #
Labour force ('000)   
3 884.6  
3 885.5  
Labour Force Participation Rate (%)   
59.6  
59.5  
Employed persons ('000)   
3 624.8  
3 627.7  
Unemployed persons ('000)   
259.8  
257.8  
Unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) (%)   
6.4  
6.4  
Underemployed persons ('000)   
149.1  
148.0  
Underemployment rate (%)   
3.8  
3.8  
# Provisional figures.
Mar 2020  
Jun 2020  
Persons engaged in Import/Export, Wholesale and Retail Trades   
730 300  
699 550  
Persons engaged in Transportation, Storage, Postal and Courier Services   
177 297  
176 134  
Persons engaged in Financing and Insurance   
238 178  
238 689  
Persons engaged in Social and Personal Services   
532 301  
530 959  
Mar 2020  
Jun 2020  
Nominal Wage Index for employees up to supervisory level (excluding managerial and professional employees) – all selected industry sections(1) (September 1992 = 100) (yoy%)
+2.2  
+1.3  
Real Wage Index for employees up to supervisory level (excluding managerial and professional employees) – all selected industry sections(1) (September 1992 = 100) (yoy%)
-0.3  
+0.6  
Q1 2020  
Q2 2020  
Nominal Index of Payroll per Person Engaged – all selected industry sections(2) (1st Qtr 1999 = 100) (yoy%)   
+3.2  
+2.2  
Real Index of Payroll per Person Engaged – all selected industry sections(2) (1st Qtr 1999 = 100) (yoy%)   
+1.2  
+0.8  
(1) Refers to all industries covered by the Wage Enquiry of Labour Earnings Survey.
(2) Refers to all industries covered by the Payroll Enquiry of Labour Earnings Survey.

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Unemployment and Underemployment Statistics 17 Nov 2020 17 Dec 2020 
Employment and Vacancies Statistics 21 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020 
Wage and Payroll Statistics 25 Sep 2020 28 Dec 2020 
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