Roy Morgan Unemployment & Under-employment Estimates (2005-2017)


Unemployed
or ‘Under-employed’*
Unemployed Looking for ‘Under-employed’*
2005# ‘000 % ‘000 % Full-time
'000
Part-time
'000
‘000 %
Oct-Dec 2005 1,557 15.2 802 7.8 419 383 755 7.4
2006







Jan-Mar 2006 1,616 15.3 847 8.0 420 427 769 7.3
Apr-June 2006 1,504 14.2 702 6.6 332 370 802 7.6
July-Sep 2006 1,440 13.8 767 7.3 441 326 673 6.5
Oct-Dec 2006 1,463 13.9 752 7.1 428 324 711 6.7
2007







Jan-Mar 2007 1,445 13.8 757 7.2 399 358 688 6.6
Apr-June 2007 1,231 11.5 595 5.6 305 290 636 5.9
July-Sep 2007 1,267 11.9 615 5.8 318 297 652 6.1
Oct-Dec 2007 1,343 12.6 647 6.1 330 317 696 6.5
2008







Jan-Mar 2008 1,325 12.4 646 6.0 366 280 679 6.4
Apr-June 2008 1,286 12.0 631 5.9 310 321 655 6.1
July-Sep 2008 1,319 12.0 584 5.3 314 270 735 6.7
Oct-Dec 2008 1,473 13.5 674 6.2 352 322 799 7.3
2009







Jan-Mar 2009 1,536 13.9 809 7.3 444 365 727 6.6
Apr-June 2009 1,663 14.9 829 7.4 487 342 834 7.5
July-Sep 2009 1,734 15.4 825 7.3 485 340 909 8.1
Oct-Dec 2009 1,693 14.9 787 7.0 429 358 906 8.0
2010







Jan-Mar 2010 1,687 14.7 872 7.6 491 381 815 7.1
Apr-June 2010 1,592 13.8 749 6.5 437 312 843 7.3
July-Sep 2010 1,603 13.8 737 6.3 400 337 866 7.4
Oct-Dec 2010 1,740 14.7 825 7.0 442 383 915 7.7
2011







Jan-Mar 2011 1,714 14.5 912 7.7 483 429 802 6.8
Apr-June 2011 1,728 14.5 837 7.0 465 372 891 7.5
July-Sep 2011 1,709 14.5 914 7.7 481 433 795 6.7
Oct-Dec 2011 1,956 16.2 1,035 8.6 556 479 921 7.6
2012







Jan-Mar 2012 2,143 17.5 1,192 9.7 599 593 951 7.8
Apr-June 2012 2,121 17.4 1,105 9.1 546 559 1,016 8.3
July-Sep 2012 2,120 17.4 1,196 9.8 584 612 924 7.6
Oct-Dec 2012 2,238 18.4 1,189 9.8 572 617 1,049 8.6
2013







Jan-Mar 2013 2,391 19.2 1,352 10.9 703 649 1,039 8.3
Apr-Jun 2013 2,243 18.1 1,176 9.5 588 587 1,067 8.6
July-Sep 2013 2,314 18.6 1,272 10.2 618 654 1,042 8.4
Oct-Dec 2013 2,439 19.5 1,337 10.7 734 603 1,102 8.8
2014







Jan-Mar 2014 2,532 20.0 1,488 11.7 843 645 1,044 8.3
Apr-Jun 2014 2,360 18.9 1,273 10.2 638 635 1,087 8.7
July-Sep 2014 2,237 18.2 1,179 9.6 594 585 1,058 8.6
Oct-Dec 2014 2,448 19.6 1,250 10.0 559 691 1,198 9.6
2015







Jan-Mar 2015 2,384 18.9 1,327 10.5 656 672 1,057 8.4
Apr-Jun 2015 2,359 18.7 1,263 10.0 618 645 1,096 8.7
July-Sep 2015 2,061 16.2 1,109 8.7 518 591 952 7.5
Oct-Dec 2015 2,475 19.2 1,184 9.2 603 581 1,291 10.0
2016







Jan-Mar 2016 2,496 19.1 1,362 10.4 639 723 1,134 8.7
Apr-Jun 2016 2,322 18.1 1,317 10.2 637 680 1,005 7.8
July-Sep 2016 2,296 17.8 1,266 9.8 574 692 1,030 8.0
Oct-Dec 2016 2,446 18.9 1,191 9.2 635 556 1,255 9.7
2017







Jan-Mar 2017 2,377 17.9 1,261 9.5 591 670 1,116 8.4
Apr-Jun 2017 2,525 19.0 1,234 9.3 607 627 1,291 9.7
Jul-Sep 2017 2,508 19.1 1,254 9.6 598 656 1,254 9.5
MONTHS







2005







October 2005 1,375 13.3 709 6.9 422 287 666 6.4
November 2005 1,635 15.9 832 8.1 403 429 803 7.8
December 2005 1,660 16.3 864 8.5 431 433 796 7.8
2006







January 2006 1,683 16.0 893 8.5 424 469 790 7.5
February 2006 1,612 15.1 832 7.8 406 426 780 7.3
March 2006 1,553 14.8 815 7.8 428 387 738 7.0
April 2006 1,528 14.5 753 7.1 350 403 775 7.4
May 2006 1,462 13.8 695 6.6 298 397 767 7.2
June 2006 1,524 14.3 659 6.2 349 310 865 8.1
July 2006 1,461 13.8 776 7.3 438 338 685 6.5
August 2006 1,400 13.6 722 7.0 416 306 678 6.6
September 2006 1,460 13.8 803 7.6 470 333 657 6.2
October 2006 1,508 14.4 864 8.2 454 410 644 6.2
November 2006 1,387 13.2 681 6.5 410 271 706 6.7
December 2006 1,494 14.0 712 6.7 422 290 782 7.3
2007







January 2007 1,601 15.0 854 8.0 484 370 747 7.0
February 2007 1,470 13.9 781 7.4 365 416 689 6.5
March 2007 1,265 12.5 636 6.3 348 288 629 6.2
April 2007 1,357 12.6 680 6.3 383 297 677 6.3
May 2007 1,102 10.2 528 4.9 224 304 574 5.3
June 2007 1,235 11.7 579 5.5 309 270 656 6.2
July 2007 1,384 13.1 648 6.1 329 319 736 7.0
August 2007 1,159 10.7 537 5.0 276 261 622 5.7
September 2007 1,258 11.8 658 6.2 348 310 600 5.6
October 2007 1,199 11.3 594 5.6 294 300 606 5.7
November 2007 1,263 11.8 606 5.7 276 330 657 6.1
December 2007 1,566 14.7 740 7.0 421 319 825 7.7
2008







January 2008 1,411 13.2 624 5.8 405 219 787 7.3
February 2008 1,222 11.4 662 6.2 344 318 560 5.2
March 2008 1,341 12.6 651 6.1 350 301 690 6.5
April 2008 1,252 11.6 608 5.6 261 347 644 6.0
May 2008 1,232 11.5 657 6.1 325 332 575 5.4
June 2008 1,375 12.8 629 5.8 344 285 746 6.9
July 2008 1,369 12.3 607 5.5 332 275 762 6.9
August 2008 1,353 12.5 606 5.6 317 289 747 6.9
September 2008 1,234 11.3 538 4.9 293 245 696 6.4
October 2008 1,482 13.4 625 5.7 352 273 857 7.7
November 2008 1,504 13.8 696 6.4 333 363 808 7.4
December 2008 1,432 13.2 700 6.4 370 330 732 6.7
2009







January 2009 1,550 13.9 767 6.9 415 352 783 7.0
February 2009 1,583 14.3 884 8.0 508 376 699 6.3
March 2009 1,475 13.4 775 7.0 408 367 700 6.4
April 2009 1,673 14.9 799 7.1 475 324 874 7.8
May 2009 1,486 13.3 825 7.4 499 326 661 5.9
June 2009 1,829 16.6 862 7.8 487 375 967 8.8
July 2009 1,883 16.6 861 7.6 554 307 1,022 9.0
August 2009 1,636 14.4 838 7.4 433 405 798 7.0
September 2009 1,684 15.1 775 6.9 467 308 909 8.2
October 2009 1,672 14.9 811 7.2 430 381 861 7.7
November 2009 1,701 15.0 777 6.9 404 373 924 8.1
December 2009 1,706 14.9 773 6.8 454 319 932 8.2
2010







January 2010 1,720 14.7 875 7.5 485 390 845 7.2
February 2010 1,622 14.2 907 7.9 533 374 716 6.3
March 2010 1,721 15.3 836 7.4 456 380 885 7.9
April 2010 1,653 14.4 760 6.6 448 312 893 7.8
May 2010 1,687 14.6 804 6.9 467 337 884 7.6
June 2010 1,435 12.4 682 5.9 397 285 753 6.5
July 2010 1,677 14.4 737 6.3 367 370 940 8.1
August 2010 1,612 13.7 718 6.1 448 270 894 7.6
September 2010 1,520 13.1 756 6.5 384 372 764 6.6
October 2010 1,664 14.0 760 6.4 360 400 904 7.6
November 2010 1,627 13.7 815 6.9 465 350 812 6.8
December 2010 1,931 16.5 903 7.7 502 401 1,028 8.8
2011







January 2011 1,818 15.1 948 7.9 459 489 870 7.2
February 2011 1,596 13.6 927 7.9 524 403 669 5.7
March 2011 1,729 14.8 863 7.4 468 395 866 7.4
April 2011 1,796 15.2 847 7.2 485 362 949 8.0
May 2011 1,682 14.2 818 6.9 442 376 864 7.3
June 2011 1,707 14.1 846 7.0 467 379 862 7.1
July 2011 1,743 14.9 885 7.6 495 390 859 7.3
August 2011 1,730 14.6 939 7.9 484 455 791 6.7
September 2011 1,654 13.9 919 7.7 465 454 735 6.2
October 2011 1,874 15.7 1,026 8.6 564 462 848 7.1
November 2011 1,982 16.3 1,044 8.6 560 484 938 7.7
December 2011 2,012 16.8 1,034 8.6 544 490 978 8.1
2012







January 2012 2,212 17.8 1,278 10.3 705 573 934 7.5
February 2012 2,144 17.5 1,177 9.7 591 586 962 7.9
March 2012 2,079 17.2 1,120 9.3 499 621 959 7.9
April 2012 2,159 17.5 1,149 9.3 606 543 1,010 8.2
May 2012 2,104 17.2 997 8.2 444 553 1,107 9.0
June 2012 2,100 17.5 1,169 9.7 589 580 931 7.8
July 2012 2,113 17.5 1,171 9.7 522 649 942 7.8
August 2012 2,131 17.3 1,205 9.8 634 571 926 7.5
September 2012 2,116 17.4 1,214 10.0 597 617 903 7.4
October 2012 2,138 17.8 1,163 9.7 579 584 975 8.1
November 2012 2,222 18.1 1,229 10.0 553 676 993 8.1
December 2012 2,354 19.2 1,175 9.6 585 590 1,178 9.6
2013







January 2013 2,395 19.7 1,327 10.9 744 583 1,068 8.8
February 2013 2,473 19.8 1,360 10.9 649 711 1,113 8.9
March 2013 2,305 18.2 1,369 10.8 715 654 936 7.4
April 2013 2,254 18.1 1,154 9.3 508 646 1,100 8.8
May 2013 2,129 17.3 1,168 9.5 629 539 961 7.8
June 2013 2,346 18.9 1,205 9.7 628 577 1,141 9.2
July 2013 2,398 19.1 1,267 10.1 616 651 1,131 9.0
August 2013 2,257 18.2 1,251 10.1 631 620 1,006 8.1
September 2013 2,286 18.3 1,297 10.4 607 690 989 7.9
October 2013 2,410 19.3 1,333 10.7 726 607 1,077 8.6
November 2013 2,404 19.3 1,268 10.2 700 568 1,136 9.1
December 2013 2,503 19.8 1,411 11.2 777 634 1,092 8.6
2014







January 2014 2,545 20.0 1,440 11.3 851 589 1,105 8.7
February 2014 2,641 20.8 1,561 12.3 866 695 1,080 8.5
March 2014 2,410 19.1 1,465 11.6 814 651 945 7.5
April 2014 2,374 19.0 1,299 10.4 629 670 1,074 8.6
May 2014 2,179 17.8 1,186 9.7 603 583 993 8.1
June 2014 2,514 20.1 1,326 10.6 684 642 1,188 9.5
July 2014 2,344 18.9 1,265 10.2 654 611 1,079 8.7
August 2014 2,144 17.6 1,064 8.7 516 548 1,080 8.8
September 2014 2,223 18.2 1,208 9.9 613 595 1,015 8.3
October 2014 2,207 18.4 1,090 9.1 461 629 1,117 9.3
November 2014 2,491 19.7 1,260 10.0 564 696 1,231 9.7
December 2014 2,648 20.6 1,402 10.9 653 749 1,246 9.7
2015







January 2015 2,266 18.0 1,233 9.8 635 598 1,033 8.2
February 2015 2,542 20.3 1,381 11.0 590 791 1,161 9.3
March 2015 2,344 18.5 1,368 10.8 742 626 976 7.7
April 2015 2,446 19.4 1,309 10.4 656 653 1,137 9.0
May 2015 2,310 18.5 1,289 10.3 646 643 1,021 8.2
June 2015 2,321 18.2 1,192 9.3 552 640 1,129 8.9
July 2015 2,074 16.4 1,097 8.7 525 572 977 7.7
August 2015 2,117 16.6 1,173 9.2 548 625 944 7.4
September 2015 1,994 15.6 1,058 8.3 482 576 936 7.3
October 2015 2,198 17.4 1,110 8.8 464 646 1,088 8.6
November 2015 2,536 19.6 1,186 9.2 623 563 1,350 10.4
December 2015 2,690 20.7 1,256 9.7 722 534 1,434 11.0
2016







January 2016 2,575 19.7 1,346 10.3 696 650 1,229 9.4
February 2016 2,480 18.8 1,319 10.0 589 730 1,161 8.8
March 2016 2,433 18.8 1,422 11.0 631 791 1,011 7.8
April 2016 2,322 18.1 1,334 10.4 611 723 988 7.7
May 2016 2,316 18.1 1,369 10.7 661 708 947 7.4
June 2016 2,326 17.9 1,247 9.6 637 610 1,079 8.3
July 2016 2,536 19.5 1,365 10.5 645 720 1,171 9.0
August 2016 2,249 17.5 1,332 10.4 544 788 917 7.1
September 2016 2,103 16.2 1,101 8.5 532 569 1,002 7.7
October 2016 2,454 19.1 1,188 9.2 626 562 1,266 9.9
November 2016 2,299 17.6 1,199 9.2 629 570 1,100 8.4
December 2016 2,584 20.0 1,186 9.2 650 536 1,398 10.8
2017
January 2017 2,402 17.9 1,295 9.7 634 661 1,107 8.2
February 2017 2,390 17.9 1,253 9.4 576 677 1,137 8.5
March 2017 2,340 17.7 1,236 9.3 563 673 1,104 8.4
April 2017 2,307 17.6 1,217 9.3 612 605 1,090 8.3
May 2017 2,622 20.0 1,284 9.8 659 625 1,338 10.2
June 2017 2,645 19.6 1,200 8.9 550 650 1,445 10.7
July 2017 2,462 18.8 1,236 9.4 568 668 1,226 9.4
August 2017 2,565 19.7 1,324 10.2 639 685 1,241 9.5
September 2017 2,498 18.9 1,202 9.1 586 616 1,296 9.8
October 2017  2,334  18.0 1,226 9.5 658 568 1,108 8.5
*Workforce includes those employed and those looking for work - the unemployed.
#The Gillard Government’s ‘Fair Work Australia’ Act was implemented on January 1, 2010, replacing the Howard Government’s ‘Work Choices’ Legislation.