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Current labour market data

The Analysis, Forecasting and Research Team of the Labour Market Division of the Ministry provides up-to-date labour market information and labour market databases.

The average of persons registered as unemployed 2018 was 312,107. In terms of persons, this signifies 27,868 or 8.2% less than a year ago.

Including those on training courses, 380,846 persons were unemployed, a decrease of 31,228 or 7.6% compared to the previous year.

The average of employees in 2018 in Austria was 3,741,484. In terms of persons, there were thus 86,188 or 2.4% more in work than a year ago.

The current unemployment rate according to EUROSTAT is thus 4.9%, signifying a decrease of 0.6 percentage points compared to last year's figure.

The most important labour market data can be obtained from our downloads section or from the link at the bottom of this page.

You can find more data and databases on the labour market in our additional links.

Current labour market data as download

Labour market databases

The BALI (budget, labour market and receipt of benefits) online database retrieval system

The BALI (budget, labour market and benefit receipt information) online database retrieval system essentially provides the opportunity to combine the data published by the Federation of Social Insurance Institutions on dependent employment with the data of the Public Employment Service (AMS).

It also contains data on self-employment from the AMS Data Warehouse as well as the unemployment rates according to EUROSTAT and population data from Statistics Austria.

The data is partially available as tables in standard format, but it is mostly in the form of flexibly definable data queries and time series. BALI is supported by the APF Team of Division VI, Labour Market, in the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection.

The ELIS information system (Economic and Labour Market Information System)

The ELIS information system (Economic and Labour Market Information System) provides ready-made tables on the current state of the labour market and the economy and overviews of the trends in benefit receipts and the financial situation of unemployment insurance. It also offers key labour market figures and a separate collection of data on the field of foreign citizens on the Austrian labour market.

Please note: the updating of ELIS takes place on an ongoing basis depending on the availability of the underlying data. The tables which contain up-to-date monthly employment figures (General Labour Market Data, Youth, Older Persons, and Foreign Citizens) are updated when the final employment data from the Federation of Social Insurance Institutions is available (usually around the 20th of the following month).