The key labour market indicators published in the April issue of Labour Force, Australia show the large impacts on the Australian labour market between March and April, including:
- Employment falling by almost 600,000;
- Unemployed people increasing by 100,000;
- Unemployment rate increasing by 1.0 pts to 6.2%; and
- Participation rate decreasing by 2.4 pts to 63.5%.
There have been varying impacts on the labour market across different parts of Australia. This article compares changes in the employment to population ratio, unemployment rate and participation rate between March and April, across each state capital and the rest of each state.
Data below the state level, for capital cities and the rest of state, and at the more detailed Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) is released in this detailed LFS release. Guidance on using SA4 data can be found in Advice on reporting regional labour force data.