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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Canberra Region was 4.38%.

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, NSW: 5.20% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.53% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.65% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.87% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.15% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.11% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.35% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.38% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.19% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.80% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.53% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.30% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.18% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.01% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.89% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.88% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.67% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.51% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.42% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.38% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.36% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.49% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2017 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4.38% 2016 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3.84% 2016 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.67% 2016 - June, Canberra Region: 3.51% 2016 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3.43% 2015 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3.37% 2015 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.16% 2015 - June, Canberra Region: 3.08% 2015 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3.82% 2014 - Dec, Canberra Region: 4.93% 2014 - Sept, Canberra Region: 5.40% 2014 - June, Canberra Region: 5.40% 2014 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4.84% 2013 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3.72% 2013 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.41% 2013 - June, Canberra Region: 3.53% 2013 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3.37% 2012 - Dec, Canberra Region: 2.93% 2012 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.00% 2012 - June, Canberra Region: 2.71% 2012 - Mar, Canberra Region: 2.62% 2011 - Dec, Canberra Region: 2.46% 2011 - Sept, Canberra Region: 2.30% 2011 - June, Canberra Region: 2.49% 2011 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3.05%
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, Canberra Region: 4,786 people 2016 - Dec, Canberra Region: 4,272 people 2016 - Sept, Canberra Region: 4,162 people 2016 - June, Canberra Region: 5,939 people 2016 - Mar, Canberra Region: 5,755 people 2015 - Dec, Canberra Region: 5,649 people 2015 - Sept, Canberra Region: 5,291 people 2015 - June, Canberra Region: 5,096 people 2015 - Mar, Canberra Region: 6,326 people 2014 - Dec, Canberra Region: 8,059 people 2014 - Sept, Canberra Region: 8,646 people 2014 - June, Canberra Region: 8,537 people 2014 - Mar, Canberra Region: 7,677 people 2013 - Dec, Canberra Region: 5,980 people 2013 - Sept, Canberra Region: 5,641 people 2013 - June, Canberra Region: 6,002 people 2013 - Mar, Canberra Region: 5,789 people 2012 - Dec, Canberra Region: 5,039 people 2012 - Sept, Canberra Region: 5,150 people 2012 - June, Canberra Region: 4,644 people 2012 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4,463 people 2011 - Dec, Canberra Region: 4,192 people 2011 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3,881 people 2011 - June, Canberra Region: 4,135 people 2011 - Mar, Canberra Region: 5,012 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
Canberra RegionRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March4,786109,365+4.38+5.53+5.20+5.90
2016
December4,272111,329+3.84+5.65+5.10+5.70
September4,162113,537+3.67+5.87+5.00+5.70
June5,939169,280+3.51+6.15+5.10+5.70
March5,755167,857+3.43+6.60+5.20+5.70
2015
December5,649167,586+3.37+7.11+5.30+5.80
September5,291167,567+3.16+7.35+5.70+6.10
June5,096165,476+3.08+7.38+5.90+6.10
March6,326165,460+3.82+7.19+6.00+6.10
2014
December8,059163,445+4.93+6.80+6.10+6.20
September8,646160,187+5.40+6.53+5.90+6.20
June8,537158,077+5.40+6.30+5.70+6.00
March7,677158,624+4.84+6.18+5.50+5.90
2013
December5,980160,924+3.72+6.01+5.70+5.80
September5,641165,363+3.41+5.89+5.80+5.70
June6,002169,926+3.53+5.88+5.60+5.70
March5,789171,794+3.37+5.67+5.40+5.50
2012
December5,039171,901+2.93+5.51+5.10+5.40
September5,150171,632+3.00+5.42+5.10+5.30
June4,644171,241+2.71+5.38+5.00+5.20
March4,463170,652+2.62+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December4,192170,257+2.46+5.39+5.30+5.20
September3,881168,425+2.30+5.49+5.30+5.20
June4,135166,396+2.49+5.45+5.20+5.00
March5,012164,143+3.05+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December6,601160,382+4.12+5.77+4.90+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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