Perceived and actual unemployment rate in Australia 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on perceived unemployment rate among working age population in Australia as of October 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, Australian respondents overestimated the level of unemployment in their country by 18 percent. On average, the respondents thought that around 23 out of every 100 Australian people of working age were unemployed and looking for work, when the actual unemployment rate was five percent in Australia.

Perceived and actual unemployment rate among working age population in Australia as of October 2018

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000

Special properties

nationally representative sample

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
Out of every 100 people of working age in Australia, about how many do you think are unemployed and looking for work?

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