Employment Estimates: ABS v Roy Morgan (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 1,299
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
732
5.8
5.7
May 1,284
9.8
712
5.7
5.5
June 1,200 (1,234)** 8.9 (9.3)** 728 (724)** 5.6 (5.7)** 5.6 (5.6)**
July 1,236
9.4
731
5.6
5.6
August 1,324
10.2
728
5.6
5.6
September 1,202 (1,254)** 9.1 (9.6)** 712 (724)** 5.5 (5.6)** 5.5 (5.6)**
October  1,226   9.5
702
5.5
5.4

*ABS Seasonally Adjusted figures
**Average calculated for previous three months.