October Employment Rate Steady – Western Australia

By Lainey Quinn - 14 Nov, 2019


Western Australia was one of five states / territories to record steady unemployment rates for October 2019 compared to the previous month. The national rate also remained steady in terms of Trend Unemployment at 5.3% for the month.

New South Wales and Northern Territory recorded increases both of 0.2% to 4.7% and 5.9% respectively.

Tasmania was the only state to record a lower unemployment rate – 0.1% lower in October at 6.1% Trend Unemployment.

Some of the key data as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today include:

  • Australia’s trend estimate of employment increased by 12,300 people
  • the number of unemployed people increasing by 1,800 people
  • the unemployment rate remaining steady at 5.3%
  • the underemployment rate remaining steady at 8.5%
  • the underutilisation rate remaining steady at 13.8%
  • the participation rate remaining steady at 66.1%
  • the employment to population ratio remaining steady at 62.6%.

Data and table above as released by 14th Nov 2019.

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