Roy Morgan Research vs ABS Employment Estimates (1992-2017)

  The Roy Morgan Unemployment Estimates The ABS Unemployment Estimates 
% of work force unemployed
  Total looking
For work
Work force
Unemployed
Total Looking
For Work*
Original (Trend) Seasonally
Adjusted*

'000 % '000 % %
1992
October n/a   n/a   973   10.5   11.2  
November n/a   n/a   971   10.5   11.3  
December n/a n/a n/a n/a 974 (973)** 11.3 (10.8)** 11.3 (11.3)**
1993
January 1,111   12.8   954   11.8   11.0  
February 1,040   12.3   956   12.2   11.1  
March 1,086 (1,079)** 12.8 (12.6)** 941 (950)** 11.3 (11.8)** 10.9 (11.0)**
April 914   10.9   914   10.8   10.7  
May 1,020   12.0   925   10.8   10.7  
June 1,054 (996)** 12.3 (11.7)** 966 (935)** 10.6 (10.7)** 11.1 (10.8)**
July 1,101   12.8   924   10.4   10.7  
August 1,088   12.5   964   10.7   11.1  
September 1,070 (1,086)** 12.5 (12.6)** 947 (945)** 10.7 (10.6)** 10.9 (10.9)**
October 1,021   12.0   982   10.4   11.2  
November 1,045   12.2   958   10.3   11.0  
December 1,162 (1,076)** 13.4 (12.5)** 922 (954)** 10.7 (10.5)** 10.6 (10.9)**
1994
January 1,161   13.4   918   11.3   10.5  
February 1,075   12.3   914   11.5   10.5  
March 999 (1,078)** 11.5 (12.4)** 903 (912)** 10.8 (11.2)** 10.3 (10.4)**
April 1,002   11.7   875   10.1   10.1  
May 874   10.2   852   9.7   9.8  
June 859 (912)** 10.1 (10.7)** 878 (868)** 9.6 (9.8)** 10.0 (10.0)**
July 852   10.0   834   9.1   9.5  
August 821   9.8   832   9.2   9.5  
September 877 (850)** 10.5 (10.1)** 829 (832)** 9.3 (9.2)** 9.5 (9.5)**
October 875   10.3   803   8.6   9.1  
November 909   10.5   812   8.7   9.3  
December 915 (900)** 10.6 (10.5)** 790 (802)** 9.0 (8.8)** 8.9 (9.1)**
1995
January 989   11.3   799   9.7   9.0  
February 888   10.2   801   9.9   8.9  
March 903 (927)** 10.5 (10.7)** 773 (791)** 9.1 (9.6)** 8.7 (8.9)**
April 935   10.8   744   8.3   8.3  
May 759   8.8   767   8.4   8.5  
June 884 (859)** 10.3 (10.0)** 750 (754)** 8.1 (8.3)** 8.3 (8.4)**
July 884   10.2   742   7.9   8.2  
August 804   9.4   753   8.2   8.3  
September 841 (843)** 9.9 (9.8)** 763 (753)** 8.4 (8.2)** 8.5 (8.3)**
October 797   9.4   788   8.2   8.7  
November 848   9.8   784   8.1   8.6  
December 822 (822)** 9.4 (9.5)** 731 (779)** 8.2 (8.2)** 8.1 (8.5)**
1996
January 975   10.9   770   9.2   8.5  
February 916   10.4   767   9.4   8.4  
March 883 (925)** 10.0 (10.4)** 771 (769)** 8.9 (9.2)** 8.5 (8.5)**
April 806   9.2   805   8.7   8.9  
May 837   9.6   774   8.3   8.5  
June 800 (814)** 9.2 (9.3)** 757 (779)** 8.0 (8.3)** 8.3 (8.6)**
July 861   9.8   773   8.0   8.5  
August 825   9.5   807   8.5   8.8  
September 831 (839)** 9.5 (9.6)** 799 (793)** 8.7 (8.4)** 8.7 (8.7)**
October 792   9.1   807   8.4   8.8  
November 845   9.6   775   8.1   8.5  
December 877 (838)** 9.9 (9.5)** 795 (792)** 8.7 (8.4)** 8.6 (8.6)**
1997
January 930   10.4   791   9.3   8.6  
February 913   10.3   811   9.8   8.8  
March 862 (902)** 9.7 (10.1)** 803 (802)** 9.2 (9.4)** 8.7 (8.7)**
April 844   9.5   800   8.7   8.7  
May 773   8.8   810   8.6   8.8  
June 824 (814)** 9.4 (9.2)** 778 (796)** 8.2 (8.5)** 8.5 (8.7)**
July 898   10.1   801   8.2   8.7  
August 834   9.4   799   8.4   8.7  
September 842 (858)** 9.4 (9.6)** 791 (797)** 8.5 (8.4)** 8.6 (8.7)**
October 788   8.9   773   8.0   8.4  
November 863   9.6   779   8.0   8.4  
December 911 (854)** 10.3 (9.6)** 753 (768)** 8.1 (8.1)** 8.1 (8.3)**
1998
January 911   10.0   756   8.9   8.2  
February 827   9.1   751   9.1   8.1  
March 822 (853)** 9.1 (9.4)** 760 (756)** 8.6 (8.9)** 8.2 (8.2)**
April 865   9.7   737   7.9   7.9  
May 796   8.8   754   7.9   8.1  
June 748 (803)** 8.3 (8.9)** 768 (753)** 7.9 (7.9)** 8.2 (8.1)**
July 879   9.8   777   7.8   8.3  
August 893   10.0   761   7.9   8.1  
September 908 (893)** 10.0 (9.9)** 761 (766)** 8.1 (7.9)** 8.1 (8.2)**
October 870   9.6   720   7.3   7.7  
November 868   9.6   751   7.6   8.0  
December 868 (869)** 9.5 (9.6)** 710 (727)** 7.4 (7.4)** 7.6 (7.9)**
1999
January 1,006   11.0   704   8.1   7.5  
February 936   10.1   697   8.3   7.4  
March 818 (920)** 8.9 (10.0)** 696 (699)** 7.8 (8.1)** 7.4 (7.4)**
April 876   9.6   707   7.5   7.5  
May 799   8.9   702   7.3   7.5  
June 866 (847)** 9.5 (9.3)** 680 (696)** 6.9 (7.2)** 7.2 (7.4)**
July 823   8.9   661   6.6   7.0  
August 828   8.9   682   7.0   7.2  
September 831 (827)** 8.9 (8.9)** 703 (682)** 7.4 (7.0)** 7.4 (7.2)**
October 864   9.5   674   6.7   7.1  
November 832   8.9   641   6.4   6.7  
December 862 (853)** 9.4 (9.3)** 672 (662)** 6.9 (6.7)** 7.0 (6.9)**
2000
January 983   10.6   655   7.4   6.9  
February 853   9.2   644   7.5   6.7  
March 868 (901)** 9.4 (9.7)** 700 (666)** 7.3 (7.4)** 6.9 (6.8)**
April 926   10.1   659   6.8   6.8  
May 912   9.8   643   6.7   6.7  
June 826 (888)** 8.9 (9.6)** 609 (637)** 6.3 (6.6)** 6.6 (6.7)**
July 870   9.3   610   5.9   6.3  
August 856   9.1   624   6.2   6.4  
September 869 (865)** 9.4 (9.3)** 614 (616)** 6.4 (6.2)** 6.3 (6.3)**
October 837   9.0   615   6.0   6.3  
November 909   9.6   637   6.2   6.6  
December 953 (900)** 10.2 (9.6)** 643 (632)** 6.5 (6.2)** 6.6 (6.5)**
2001
January 974   10.4   647   7.2   6.6  
February 967   10.4   673   7.6   6.9  
March 989 (977)** 10.6 (10.5)** 662 (661)** 7.2 (7.3)** 6.8 (6.8)**
April 970   10.2   671   6.8   6.8  
May 948   10.2   676   6.9   6.9  
June 908 (942)** 9.7 (10.0)** 681 (676)** 6.7 (6.8)** 6.9 (6.9)**
July 837   8.8   618   6.3   6.3  
August 918   9.7   644   6.6   6.6  
September 1,006 (920)** 10.7 (9.7)** 672 (645)** 6.8 (6.6)** 6.7 (6.5)**
October 914   9.6   697   6.7   7.1  
November 889   9.1   661   6.4   6.7  
December 1,003 (935)** 10.5 (9.8)** 665 (674)** 6.6 (6.6)** 6.7 (6.8)**
2002
January 1,075   10.9   693   7.4   7.0  
February 926   9.4   653   7.3   6.6  
March 841 (947)** 8.9 (9.8)** 622 (656)** 6.7 (7.1)** 6.3 (6.6)**
April 812   8.4   622   6.4   6.3  
May 744   7.8   622   6.3   6.3  
June 794 (783)** 8.3 (8.2)** 644 (629)** 6.3 (6.3)** 6.5 (6.4)**
July 750   7.6   609   5.6   6.2  
August 690   7.3   622   6.0   6.2  
September 703 (715)** 7.3 (7.4)** 617 (616)** 5.9 (6.2)** 6.2 (6.2)**
October 747   7.8   599   5.7   6.0  
November 716   7.4   617   5.8   6.1  
December 730 (731)** 7.7 (7.7)** 628 (615)** 6.1 (5.9)** 6.2 (6.1)**
2003
January 673   7.0   620   6.5   6.1  
February 808   8.4   610   6.7   6.0  
March 769 (750)** 8.0 (7.8)** 626 (619)** 6.5 (6.6)** 6.2 (6.1)**
April 744   7.7   623   6.2   6.1  
May 791   8.2   613   6.1   6.0  
June 764 (766)** 8.0 (8.0)** 620 (619)** 5.9 (6.1)** 6.1 (6.1)**
July 795   8.1   621   5.6   6.2  
August 774   8.1   594   5.6   5.9  
September 761 (776)** 7.8 (8.0)** 590 (602)** 5.8 (5.7)** 5.8 (6.0)**
October 711   7.1   577   5.4   5.7  
November 769   7.8   573   5.3   5.6  
December 863 (781)** 8.8 (7.9)** 575 (575)** 5.6 (5.4)** 5.6 (5.6)**
2004
January 973   9.5   584   6.2   5.8  
February 832   8.4   595   6.6   5.9  
March 892 (899)** 8.8 (8.9)** 574 (584)** 5.9 (6.2)** 5.6 (5.8)**
April 846   8.4   574   5.7   5.6  
May 786   7.9   561   5.5   5.5  
June 826 (819)** 8.5 (8.3)** 575 (570)** 5.5 (5.6)** 5.6 (5.6)**
July 757   7.4   582   5.2   5.7  
August 679   6.9   579   5.4   5.7  
September 698 (711)** 7.1 (7.1)** 572 (578)** 5.5 (5.4)** 5.6 (5.7)**
October 694   6.9   544   5.0   5.3  
November 632   6.4   536   4.9   5.2  
December 688 (671)** 6.8 (6.7)** 527 (536)** 5.0 (5.0)** 5.1 (5.2)**
2005
January 775   7.6   532   5.6   5.1  
February 715   7.0   533   5.7   5.1  
March 753 (748)** 7.5 (7.4)** 540 (535)** 5.4 (5.6)** 5.2 (5.1)**
April 797   7.7   540   5.2   5.1  
May 737   7.2   542   5.2   5.1  
June 669 (734)** 6.5 (7.1)** 527 (536)** 4.9 (5.1)** 5.0 (5.1)**
July 783   7.6   525   4.6   5.0  
August 715   7.0   530   4.8   5.0  
September 681 (726)** 6.7 (7.1)** 539 (531)** 5.1 (4.8)** 5.1 (5.0)**
October 709   6.9   548   4.9   5.2  
November 832   8.1   538   4.7   5.1  
December 864 (802)** 8.5 (7.8)** 546 (544)** 5.1 (4.9)** 5.2 (5.2)**
2006
January 893   8.5   558   5.8   5.3  
February 832   7.8   554   5.9   5.2  
March 815 (847)** 7.7 (8.0)** 532 (548)** 5.3 (5.7)** 5.0 (5.2)**
April 753   7.2   542   5.2   5.1  
May 695   6.6   521   4.9   4.9  
June 659 (702)** 6.2 (6.6)** 529 (531)** 4.8 (5.0)** 4.9 (5.0)**
July 776   7.3   514   4.4   4.8  
August 722   7.0   524   4.6   4.9  
September 803 (767)** 7.6 (7.3)** 513 (517)** 4.8 (4.6)** 4.8 (4.7)**
October 864   8.2   496   4.3   4.6  
November 681   6.5   499   4.3   4.6  
December 712 (752)** 6.7 (7.1)** 502 (499)** 4.5 (4.4)** 4.6 (4.6)**
2007
January 854   8.0   493   5.0   4.5  
February 781   7.4   502   5.2   4.6  
March 636 (757)** 6.3 (7.2)** 485 (493)** 4.7 (5.0)** 4.5 (4.5)**
April 680   6.3   475   4.5   4.4  
May 528   4.9   463   4.3   4.2  
June 579 (596)** 5.5 (5.6)** 472 (470)** 4.2 (4.3)** 4.3 (4.3)**
July 648   6.1   468   3.9   4.3  
August 537   5.0   472   4.1   4.3  
September 658 (614)** 6.2 (5.8)** 461 (467)** 4.2 (4.1)** 4.2 (4.3)**
October 594   5.6   480   4.1   4.4  
November 606   5.7   499   4.1   4.5  
December 740 (647)** 7.0 (6.1)** 468 (482)** 4.2 (4.1)** 4.2 (4.4)**
2008
January 624   5.8   458   4.5   4.1  
February 662   6.2   441   4.5   4.0  
March 651 (646)** 6.1 (6.0)** 455 (451)** 4.1 (4.4)** 4.1 (4.1)**
April 608   5.6   477   4.1   4.3  
May 657   6.1   477   4.2   4.3  
June 629 (632)** 5.8 (5.9)** 476 (477)** 4.3 (4.2)** 4.3 (4.2)**
July 607   5.5   480   4.2   4.3  
August 606   5.6   457   4.2   4.1  
September 538 (584)** 4.9 (5.3)** 478 (472)** 4.3 (4.2)** 4.3 (4.2)**
October 625   5.7   485   4.3   4.3  
November 696   6.4   498   4.4   4.4  
December 700 (674)** 6.4 (6.2)** 503 (495)** 4.5 (4.4)** 4.5 (4.4)**
2009
January 767   6.9   544   4.8   4.8  
February 884   8.0   591   4.9   5.2  
March 775 (809)** 7.0 (7.3)** 651 (595)** 5.4 (5.0)** 5.7 (5.2)**
April 799   7.1   615   5.5   5.4  
May 825   7.4   651   5.7   5.7  
June 862 (829)** 7.8 (7.5)** 669 (645)** 5.8 (5.7**) 5.8 (5.6)**
July 861   7.6   664   5.9   5.8  
August 838   7.4   664   5.8   5.8  
September 775 (825)** 6.9 (7.3)** 659 (662)** 5.8 (5.8)** 5.7 (5.8)**
October 811   7.2   670   5.8   5.8  
November 777   6.9   653   5.7   5.7  
December 773 (787)** 6.8 (7.0)** 639 (654)** 5.6 (5.7)** 5.5 (5.7)**
2010
January 875   7.5   612   5.4   5.3  
February 907   7.9   616   5.3   5.3  
March 836 (873)** 7.4 (7.6)** 619 (616)** 5.3 (5.3)** 5.3 (5.3)**
April 760   6.6   628   5.3   5.4  
May 804   6.9   601   5.2   5.2  
June 682 (749)** 5.9 (6.5)** 598 (609)** 5.2 (5.2)** 5.1 (5.2)**
July 737   6.3   632   5.2   5.3  
August 718   6.1   608   5.2   5.1  
September 756 (737)** 6.5 (6.3)** 611 (617)** 5.1 (5.2)** 5.1 (5.2)**
October 760   6.4   647   5.2   5.4  
November 815   6.9   628   5.3   5.2  
December 903 (826)** 7.7 (7.0)** 599 (625)** 5.1 (5.2)** 5.0 (5.2)**
2011
January 948   7.9   606   5.1   5.0  
February 927   7.9   605   5.0   5.0  
March 863 (913)** 7.4 (7.7)** 593 (601)** 4.9 (5.0)** 4.9 (5.0)**
April 847   7.2   583   4.9   4.9  
May 818   6.9   593   4.9   4.9  
June 846 (837)** 7.0 (7.0)** 591 (589)** 4.9 (4.9)** 4.9 (4.9)**
July 885   7.6   612   5.0   5.1  
August 939   7.9   637   5.1   5.3  
September 919 (914)** 7.7 (7.7)** 634 (628)** 5.2 (5.1)** 5.2 (5.2)**
October 1,026   8.6   631   5.3   5.2  
November 1,044   8.6   636   5.3   5.3  
December 1,034 (1,035)** 8.6 (8.6)** 630 (632)** 5.3 (5.3)** 5.2 (5.2)**
2012
January 1,278   10.3   614   5.2   5.1  
February 1,177   9.7   632   5.2   5.2  
March 1,120 (1,192)** 9.3 (9.7)** 629 (625)** 5.2 (5.2)** 5.2 (5.2)**
April 1,149   9.3   598   5.1   4.9  
May 997   8.2   623   5.1   5.1  
June 1,169 (1,105)** 9.7 (9.1)** 631 (617)** 5.1 (5.1)** 5.2 (5.1)**
July 1,171   9.7   635   5.2   5.2  
August 1,205   9.8   623   5.2   5.1  
September 1,214 (1,197)** 10.0 (9.8)** 663 (640)** 5.3 (5.2)** 5.4 (5.2)**
October 1,163   9.7   653   5.4   5.4  
November 1,229  

10.0

  637   5.3   5.2  
December 1,175 (1,189)** 9.6 (9.8)** 656 (649)** 5.4 (5.4)** 5.4 (5.3)**
2013
January 1,327
10.9
660
5.4
5.4
February 1,360
10.9
660
5.4
5.4
March 1,369 (1,352)** 10.8 (10.9)** 687 (669)** 5.5 (5.4)** 5.6 (5.5)**
April 1,154
9.3
685
5.5
5.5
May 1,168
9.5
683
5.6
5.5
June 1,205 (1,176)** 9.7 (9.5)** 709 (692)** 5.7 (5.6)** 5.7 (5.6)**
July 1,267
10.1
705
5.7
5.7
August 1,251
10.1
714
5.8
5.8
September 1,297 (1,272)** 10.4 (10.2)** 697 (705)** 5.7 (5.7)** 5.6 (5.7)**
October 1,333
10.7
709
5.8
5.7
November 1,268
10.2
713
5.8
5.8
December 1,411 (1,337)** 11.2 (10.7)** 722 (715)** 5.8 (5.8)** 5.8 (5.8)**
2014
January 1,440
11.3
729
5.9
6.0
February 1,561
12.3
742
6.0
6.0
March 1,465 (1,488)** 11.6 (11.7)** 713 (728)** 6.0 (6.0)** 5.8 (5.9)**
April 1,308
10.4
713
5.9
5.8
April*** 1,299
10.4
713
5.9
5.8
May 1,186
9.7
717
5.9
5.8
June 1,326 (1,273)** 10.6 (10.2)** 742 (724)** 5.9 (5.9)** 6.0 (5.9)**
July 1,265
10.2
789
6.1
6.4
August 1,064
8.7
755
6.2
6.1
September 1,208 (1,179)** 9.9 (9.6)** 747 (764)** 6.0 (6.1)** 6.2 (6.2)**
October 1,090
9.1
772
6.2
6.2
November 1,260
10.0
778
6.3
6.3
December 1,402 (1,251)** 10.9 (10.0)** 759 (770)** 6.2 (6.2)** 6.1 (6.2)**
2015
January 1,233
9.8
795
6.3
6.4
February 1,381
11.0
777
6.3
6.3
March 1,368 (1,327)** 10.8 (10.5)** 765 (779)** 6.2 (6.3)** 6.1 (6.3)**
April 1,309
10.4
769
6.1
6.2
May 1,289
10.3
745
6.0
6.0
June 1,192 (1,263)** 9.3 (10.0)** 756 (757)** 6.0 (6.0)** 6.0 (6.1)**
July 1,097
8.7
801
6.1
6.3
August 1,173
9.2
781
6.2
6.2
September 1,058 (1,109)** 8.3 (8.7)** 772 (785)** 6.2 (6.2)** 6.2 (6.2)**
October 1,110
8.8
740
6.1
5.9
November 1,186
9.2
739
6.0
5.8
December 1,256 (1,184)** 9.7 (9.2)** 728 (736)** 5.8 (6.0)** 5.8 (5.8)**
2016
January 1,346
10.3
761
5.8
6.0
February 1,319
10.0
733
5.8
5.8
March 1,422 (1,362)** 11.0 (10.4)** 723 (739)** 5.8 (5.8)** 5.7 (5.8)**
April 1,334
10.4
723
5.7
5.7
May 1,369
10.7
726
5.7
5.7
June 1,247 (1,317)** 9.6 (10.7)** 734 (728)** 5.7 (5.7)** 5.8 (5.7)**
July 1,365
10.5
726
5.7
5.7
August 1,332
10.4
713
5.7
5.6
September 1,101 (1,266)** 8.5 (9.8)** 705 (715)** 5.6 (5.7)** 5.6 (5.6)**
October 1,188
9.2
705
5.6
5.6
November 1,199
9.2
725
5.6
5.7
December 1,186 (1,191)** 9.2 (9.2)** 741 (723)** 5.7 (5.6)** 5.8 (5.7)**
2017
January 1,295
9.7
720
5.7
5.7
February 1,253
9.4
748
5.8
5.9
March 1,236 (1,261)** 9.3 (9.5)** 753 (747)** 5.9 (5.8)** 5.9 (5.8)**
April 1,217
9.3






*ABS Seasonally Adjusted figures
**Average calculated for previous three months.
***The Roy Morgan employment estimates for May 2014 are based to a lower estimate of the Australian population aged 14 or more (from 19,365,000 in the original April figures to 19,205,000 for the revised April figures and now at 19,232,000 in May). The lower Roy Morgan national population estimate is a result of ABS revisions after fully including the results of the most recent ABS Census.