Question 16 of 28 in Coronavirus Outbreak
Started Mar 27, 2020 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Sep 01, 2020 06:59AM UTC

What will be the unemployment rate in Australia for August 2020?

Amidst the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are fears of a spike in unemployment in Australia (Sydney Morning Herald, Westpac). The outcome will be determined using the trend unemployment rate as reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for August 2020 (Australian Bureau of Statistics). The question will be suspended on 31 August 2020 and resolved when the data for August are first released, scheduled for 17 September 2020 (Australian Bureau of Statistics). 

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Name Probability
Less than 7.5% 8%
Between 7.5% and 9.0%, inclusive 29%
More than 9.0% but less than 10.5% 30%
Between 10.5% and 12.0%, inclusive 24%
More than 12.0% 9%

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