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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Albany was 7.24%.

The unemployment rate is derived from the ABS labour force survey and Centrelink data and compiled by the Department of Employment. It is published quarterly in the Small Area Labour Markets publication, for Local Government Areas. The unemployment rate shown here is the proportion of the resident labour force (those in work or looking for work, and aged over 15) who are looking for work. Unemployment does not include people who don’t have a job but are not seeking a job.

Unemployment is an important indicator of the economic success of an area. A low unemployment rate can indicate an affluent area with a high rate of access to jobs, or a place where those who can’t find jobs leave the area. A high rate can indicate a declining economy with closures of key industries, or a residential area with a significantly disadvantaged population.

Note: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2012 - Dec, Australia: 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Australia: 5.30% 2012 - June, Australia: 5.20% 2012 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2011 - Dec, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - June, Australia: 5.00% 2011 - Mar, Australia: 4.90% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 5.90% 2016 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2015 - June, Western Australia: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2014 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.50% 2014 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.10% 2014 - June, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.10% 2013 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.70% 2013 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.40% 2013 - June, Western Australia: 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.70% 2012 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.10% 2012 - June, Western Australia: 3.70% 2012 - Mar, Western Australia: 3.80% 2011 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.20% 2011 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - June, Western Australia: 4.20% 2011 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.20% 2017 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.31% 2016 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.48% 2016 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.62% 2016 - June, Regional WA : 5.76% 2016 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.60% 2015 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.38% 2015 - June, Regional WA : 5.06% 2015 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.84% 2014 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.01% 2014 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.19% 2014 - June, Regional WA : 5.61% 2014 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.81% 2013 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.58% 2013 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.36% 2013 - June, Regional WA : 4.85% 2013 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.40% 2012 - Dec, Regional WA : 3.94% 2012 - Sept, Regional WA : 3.65% 2012 - June, Regional WA : 3.74% 2012 - Mar, Regional WA : 3.89% 2011 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.11% 2011 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.45% 2011 - June, Regional WA : 4.48% 2011 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.55% 2017 - Mar, City of Albany: 7.24% 2016 - Dec, City of Albany: 6.76% 2016 - Sept, City of Albany: 6.48% 2016 - June, City of Albany: 5.87% 2016 - Mar, City of Albany: 5.16% 2015 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.67% 2015 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.35% 2015 - June, City of Albany: 3.43% 2015 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.52% 2014 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.74% 2014 - Sept, City of Albany: 3.78% 2014 - June, City of Albany: 4.57% 2014 - Mar, City of Albany: 4.18% 2013 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.44% 2013 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.64% 2013 - June, City of Albany: 4.10% 2013 - Mar, City of Albany: 4.09% 2012 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.74% 2012 - Sept, City of Albany: 3.40% 2012 - June, City of Albany: 3.47% 2012 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.78% 2011 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.63% 2011 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.18% 2011 - June, City of Albany: 3.92% 2011 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.16%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - Mar, City of Albany: 1,192 people 2016 - Dec, City of Albany: 1,100 people 2016 - Sept, City of Albany: 1,060 people 2016 - June, City of Albany: 971 people 2016 - Mar, City of Albany: 855 people 2015 - Dec, City of Albany: 775 people 2015 - Sept, City of Albany: 727 people 2015 - June, City of Albany: 575 people 2015 - Mar, City of Albany: 596 people 2014 - Dec, City of Albany: 631 people 2014 - Sept, City of Albany: 621 people 2014 - June, City of Albany: 732 people 2014 - Mar, City of Albany: 675 people 2013 - Dec, City of Albany: 734 people 2013 - Sept, City of Albany: 788 people 2013 - June, City of Albany: 710 people 2013 - Mar, City of Albany: 704 people 2012 - Dec, City of Albany: 636 people 2012 - Sept, City of Albany: 578 people 2012 - June, City of Albany: 596 people 2012 - Mar, City of Albany: 658 people 2011 - Dec, City of Albany: 644 people 2011 - Sept, City of Albany: 748 people 2011 - June, City of Albany: 690 people 2011 - Mar, City of Albany: 536 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
City of AlbanyRegional WA Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March1,19216,457+7.24+5.31+6.40+5.90
2016
December1,10016,267+6.76+5.48+6.50+5.70
September1,06016,355+6.48+5.62+6.40+5.70
June97116,529+5.87+5.76+5.90+5.70
March85516,563+5.16+5.70+5.80+5.70
2015
December77516,610+4.67+5.60+6.10+5.80
September72716,715+4.35+5.38+6.20+6.10
June57516,771+3.43+5.06+5.90+6.10
March59616,914+3.52+4.84+5.70+6.10
2014
December63116,861+3.74+5.01+5.50+6.20
September62116,409+3.78+5.19+5.10+6.20
June73216,029+4.57+5.61+5.00+6.00
March67516,157+4.18+5.81+5.10+5.90
2013
December73416,522+4.44+5.58+4.70+5.80
September78816,996+4.64+5.36+4.40+5.70
June71017,311+4.10+4.85+4.90+5.70
March70417,212+4.09+4.40+4.70+5.50
2012
December63617,008+3.74+3.94+4.30+5.40
September57816,996+3.40+3.65+4.10+5.30
June59617,180+3.47+3.74+3.70+5.20
March65817,409+3.78+3.89+3.80+5.10
2011
December64417,747+3.63+4.11+4.20+5.20
September74817,905+4.18+4.45+4.30+5.20
June69017,624+3.92+4.48+4.20+5.00
March53616,964+3.16+4.55+4.20+4.90
2010
December50816,262+3.12+4.65+4.40+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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