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Latest Statistics

10/2020 - 12/2020  
11/2020 - 1/2021 #
Labour force ('000)   
3 893.4  
3 884.0  
Labour Force Participation Rate (%)   
59.6  
59.5  
Employed persons ('000)   
3 647.7  
3 630.6  
Unemployed persons ('000)   
245.8  
253.3  
Unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) (%)   
6.6  
7.0  
Underemployed persons ('000)   
133.8  
148.2  
Underemployment rate (%)   
3.4  
3.8  
# Provisional figures.
Jun 2020  
Sep 2020  
Persons engaged in Import/Export, Wholesale and Retail Trades   
699 550  
694 483  
Persons engaged in Transportation, Storage, Postal and Courier Services   
176 134  
174 995  
Persons engaged in Financing and Insurance   
238 689  
239 039  
Persons engaged in Social and Personal Services   
530 959  
531 838  
Jun 2020  
Sep 2020  
Nominal Wage Index for employees up to supervisory level (excluding managerial and professional employees) – all selected industry sections(1) (September 1992 = 100) (yoy%)
+1.3  
+1.0  
Real Wage Index for employees up to supervisory level (excluding managerial and professional employees) – all selected industry sections(1) (September 1992 = 100) (yoy%)
+0.6  
+7.3  
Q2 2020  
Q3 2020  
Nominal Index of Payroll per Person Engaged – all selected industry sections(2) (1st Qtr 1999 = 100) (yoy%)   
+2.2  
+2.0  
Real Index of Payroll per Person Engaged – all selected industry sections(2) (1st Qtr 1999 = 100) (yoy%)   
+0.8  
+3.6  
(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 18 Feb 2021 16 Mar 2021 
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Wage and Payroll Statistics 28 Dec 2020 29 Mar 2021 
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