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In the 2016 September quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Brimbank was 10.11%.

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 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.20% 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% 2016 - Sept, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.20% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.50% 2014 - Sept, Victoria: 6.80% 2014 - June, Victoria: 6.60% 2014 - Mar, Victoria: 6.40% 2013 - Dec, Victoria: 6.20% 2013 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2013 - June, Victoria: 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2012 - Dec, Victoria: 5.60% 2012 - Sept, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - June, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, Victoria: 5.50% 2011 - Dec, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, Victoria: 5.20% 2011 - June, Victoria: 5.00% 2011 - Mar, Victoria: 4.80% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.79% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.93% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.04% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.18% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.35% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.49% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.56% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.68% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.59% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.38% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.26% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.00% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.75% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.61% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.54% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.45% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.48% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.25% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.04% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.81% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.94% 2016 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10.11% 2016 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.02% 2016 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.07% 2015 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10.12% 2015 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9.97% 2015 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.06% 2015 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.30% 2014 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10.13% 2014 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9.87% 2014 - June, City of Brimbank: 9.40% 2014 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 9.22% 2013 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9.64% 2013 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9.86% 2013 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.20% 2013 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.57% 2012 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10.23% 2012 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10.41% 2012 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.46% 2012 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.03% 2011 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9.49% 2011 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 8.76% 2011 - June, City of Brimbank: 8.10% 2011 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 7.83%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2016 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10,536 people 2016 - June, City of Brimbank: 10,407 people 2016 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10,367 people 2015 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10,286 people 2015 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10,088 people 2015 - June, City of Brimbank: 10,173 people 2015 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10,473 people 2014 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10,305 people 2014 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10,000 people 2014 - June, City of Brimbank: 9,380 people 2014 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 9,093 people 2013 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9,433 people 2013 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9,540 people 2013 - June, City of Brimbank: 9,759 people 2013 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10,064 people 2012 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9,595 people 2012 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9,711 people 2012 - June, City of Brimbank: 9,739 people 2012 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 9,279 people 2011 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 8,807 people 2011 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 8,139 people 2011 - June, City of Brimbank: 7,578 people 2011 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 7,304 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
City of BrimbankGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleWorkforceUnemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %
2016
September10,536104,248+10.11+5.79+5.80+5.70
June10,407103,902+10.02+5.93+5.70+5.70
March10,367102,913+10.07+6.04+5.80+5.80
2015
December10,286101,644+10.12+6.18+6.00+5.80
September10,088101,147+9.97+6.35+6.00+6.10
June10,173101,140+10.06+6.49+6.10+6.10
March10,473101,637+10.30+6.56+6.20+6.20
2014
December10,305101,757+10.13+6.68+6.50+6.20
September10,000101,275+9.87+6.59+6.80+6.20
June9,38099,803+9.40+6.38+6.60+6.00
March9,09398,597+9.22+6.26+6.40+5.90
2013
December9,43397,866+9.64+6.00+6.20+5.80
September9,54096,728+9.86+5.75+5.90+5.70
June9,75995,686+10.20+5.61+5.80+5.70
March10,06495,172+10.57+5.54+5.80+5.50
2012
December9,59593,820+10.23+5.45+5.60+5.40
September9,71193,279+10.41+5.48+5.50+5.30
June9,73993,127+10.46+5.44+5.50+5.20
March9,27992,480+10.03+5.25+5.50+5.10
2011
December8,80792,783+9.49+5.04+5.30+5.20
September8,13992,860+8.76+4.90+5.20+5.20
June7,57893,537+8.10+4.81+5.00+5.00
March7,30493,337+7.83+4.94+4.80+4.90
2010
December7,41393,193+7.95+5.08+5.00+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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