Job Seekers V Job Vacancy Official Data

By comparing the Australian Bureau of Statistics (seasonally adjusted) on unemployment, underemployment and hidden unemployment with the Department of Employment’s job vacancies statistics, we are able to get an invaluable insight – albeit almost certainly understated – into the state of Australia’s labour market.

We are in an employment crisis. No political party is even acknowledging this situation, let alone trying to fix it.

 

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(For the most current data, please visit our Fight 4 Facts page.)
 
2016 (November)

Unemployed: 725,200

Underemployed: 1, 059,400

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million

Job Vacancies: 163, 700

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 19.36 

2016 (August)

Unemployed: 713,300

Underemployed: 1,110,100

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million

Job vacancies: 166,800

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 19.24

2016 (May)

Unemployment: 731,600

Underemployed: 1.067

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 167,500 job vacancies

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 19

2016 (February) 

Unemployment: 732,600

Underemployment: 1,058,900

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 166,500

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 19.13

Job vacancies VS unemployment

2016 (January)

Unemployment: 761,400

Underemployment: 1,068,000

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 166,700

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 19,3

2015 (September)

Unemployment: 742, 300

Underemployment: 1,068,000

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 160, 900

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies:20

2015 (Aug)

Unemployment: 778, 400

Under Employment: 1051.2

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 155,00

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 20.7

2015 (Jan)

unemployment: 777.3

underemployment: 1060.9

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 159.4

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies:20

2014 (Feb-Jan)

unemployment: 724.7

underemployment: 953.9

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies:: 147.7

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies:20.8

2013 (Feb-Jan)

unemployment: 655.2

underemployed: 867.7

Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 144.9

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 20

2012 (Feb-Jan)

unemployment: 619,100

underemployed: 874,400

Hidden Unemployment: 1.32 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the ABS 

Job Vacancies: 193,300

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 14.5

2011 (Feb-Jan)

unemployment: 586,300

underemployed: 816,100

Hidden Unemployment: 1.32 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 213,00

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 12.77

2010 (Feb-Jan)

unemployment 611,700

underemployed: 866,700

Hidden Unemployment: 1.32 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 188,000

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 14.9

2009 (Feb-Jan)

unemployment: 604,500

underemployed: 831,700

Hidden Unemployment: 1.25 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 181,200

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 14.8

2008 (Feb-Jan)

underemployment   661,900

unemployment: 657,300

Hidden Unemployment: 1.155 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures

Job Vacancies: 305,300

Ratio of job seekers to job vacancies: 8