Key Economic Indicators, 2017

This month’s focus is on Australia’s Labour Force and Demography.

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Labour Force and Demography

Employed persons – Trend Jun 2017

‘000

12 160.1

0.2%

1.9%

Participation rate – Trend Jun 2017

%

64.9

0.1 pts

0.2 pts

Unemployment rate – Trend Jun 2017

%

5.6

0.0 pts

-0.1 pts

Employment to Population ratio – Trend Jun 2017

%

61.3

0.1 pts

0.2 pts

Job Vacancies – Trend May 2017

‘000

189.2

1.7%

9.2%

Estimated resident population – (Preliminary) Dec Qtr 2016

‘000

24,385.6

0.3%

1.6%

Short-term overseas visitor arrivals – Trend (a) May 2017

‘000

734.9

0.8%

7.7%

For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points.

Source: ABS

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