Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate this page
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
6202.0 - Labour Force, Australia, Jul 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/08/2010   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product


August 12, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Australia's unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 5.3 per cent in July 2010

The Australian unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 5.3 per cent in July, seasonally adjusted, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced today.

The ABS reported the number of people employed increased by 23,500 people to 11.236 million, seasonally adjusted, in July. The rise in employment was driven by a rise in part-time employment, up 27,700 people to 3.369 million, that was slightly offset by a fall in full-time employment, down 4,200 people to 7.866 million.

The number of people unemployed increased in July, up 24,600 people to 631,800, reported the ABS.

The ABS seasonally adjusted monthly aggregate hours worked series showed a fall in July, down 7.2 million hours to 1,578.5 million hours.

The ABS reported the participation rate in July increased 0.2 percentage point to 65.5 per cent.

More details are available in the July 2010 release of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) available for free download from the ABS website <>

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2016

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.