1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
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Unemployment rate(a)

Over the last decade the annual average unemployment rate for Australia has generally decreased, from 6.9% in 1999 to 5.6% in 2009.

However, between 2008 and 2009 the unemployment rate increased by 1.4 percentage points, reflecting the recent economic downturn.

(a) Annual average.

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Long-term unemployment rate
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Underemployment rate
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Labour force underutilisation rate
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