ABS Labour Force Figures, released today, unemployment rate decreased 0.2 points to 6.8%

Welcome to the December edition of the MyHorizon News Bulletin.

Welcome to the December edition of the MyHorizon News Bulletin.
Our overview of the labour market provides the latest unemployment data from across the globe. We also include the Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence report, the ANZ Job Advertisement Series, ABS Job Vacancy data and the DEEWR report.

Australia: ABS Labour Force Figures, released today, unemployment rate decreased 0.2 points to 6.8%. The participation rate increased to 66.1%. Monthly hours worked increased by 43 million hours to 1,752 million hours. ↓
ABS unemployment data

USA: Bureau of Labor Statistics, released December 4, the unemployment rate decreased 2 points to 6.7% ↓
USA unemployment data

UK: Bureau of Labor Statistics, released December 15, the unemployment rate increased 0.1 points to 4.9% ↑
UK unemployment data

New Zealand: Statistics New Zealand, released November 3, unemployment increased 1.3 points in the third quarter to 5.3% ↑
NZ unemployment data

Germany: Destatis Germany, released December 1, unemployment rate decreased 0.1 points to 6.1% ↓
Germany unemployment dataFrance: Insee France, released November 10, unemployment increased 1.9 points in the third quarter to 9% ↑
France unemployment data

Spain: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, released October 27, unemployment rate increased 0.93 points in the third quarter to 16.26% ↑
Spain unemployment data

Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence ANZ, Indonesia and China: The latest Roy Morgan consumer confidence in four Asian countries.
Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence ANZ, Indonesia and China

Job Advertisements Series, released December 7, Job Ads rose 13.9% m/m in November, following an upwardly revised 11.9% in October. Job ads are still down 4.7% since February (pre-pandemic) ↑
Job Advertisements Series

Job Vacancy Rates: ABS Labour Force Figures, released October 1, total job vacancies in August 2020 were 206,000, an increase of 59.4% from May 2020 ↑
ABS Job Vacancy data

Department of Employment Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment, released December 16.
https://www.employment.gov.au/department-employment-s-leading-indicator-employment-latest-release

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