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In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Cessnock City was 6.59%.

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, New South Wales: 5.20% 2016 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.70% 2015 - June, New South Wales: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.10% 2012 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, New South Wales: 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, Cessnock City: 6.59% 2016 - Dec, Cessnock City: 6.43% 2016 - Sept, Cessnock City: 7.89% 2016 - June, Cessnock City: 9.67% 2016 - Mar, Cessnock City: 11.70% 2015 - Dec, Cessnock City: 14.22% 2015 - Sept, Cessnock City: 14.37% 2015 - June, Cessnock City: 13.78% 2015 - Mar, Cessnock City: 12.86% 2014 - Dec, Cessnock City: 11.05% 2014 - Sept, Cessnock City: 9.76% 2014 - June, Cessnock City: 8.33% 2014 - Mar, Cessnock City: 7.43% 2013 - Dec, Cessnock City: 6.56% 2013 - Sept, Cessnock City: 6.40% 2013 - June, Cessnock City: 6.48% 2013 - Mar, Cessnock City: 5.53% 2012 - Dec, Cessnock City: 4.74% 2012 - Sept, Cessnock City: 4.47% 2012 - June, Cessnock City: 4.01% 2012 - Mar, Cessnock City: 4.34% 2011 - Dec, Cessnock City: 5.31% 2011 - Sept, Cessnock City: 5.37% 2011 - June, Cessnock City: 5.74% 2011 - Mar, Cessnock City: 5.81%
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, Cessnock City: 1,736 people 2016 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,700 people 2016 - Sept, Cessnock City: 2,110 people 2016 - June, Cessnock City: 2,594 people 2016 - Mar, Cessnock City: 3,102 people 2015 - Dec, Cessnock City: 3,734 people 2015 - Sept, Cessnock City: 3,675 people 2015 - June, Cessnock City: 3,447 people 2015 - Mar, Cessnock City: 3,200 people 2014 - Dec, Cessnock City: 2,759 people 2014 - Sept, Cessnock City: 2,476 people 2014 - June, Cessnock City: 2,173 people 2014 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,956 people 2013 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,742 people 2013 - Sept, Cessnock City: 1,689 people 2013 - June, Cessnock City: 1,671 people 2013 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,411 people 2012 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,191 people 2012 - Sept, Cessnock City: 1,117 people 2012 - June, Cessnock City: 1,006 people 2012 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,085 people 2011 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,325 people 2011 - Sept, Cessnock City: 1,341 people 2011 - June, Cessnock City: 1,429 people 2011 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,445 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
Cessnock CityRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March1,73626,339+6.59+5.53+5.20+5.90
2016
December1,70026,434+6.43+5.65+5.10+5.70
September2,11026,741+7.89+5.87+5.00+5.70
June2,59426,816+9.67+6.15+5.10+5.70
March3,10226,515+11.70+6.60+5.20+5.70
2015
December3,73426,251+14.22+7.11+5.30+5.80
September3,67525,576+14.37+7.35+5.70+6.10
June3,44725,017+13.78+7.38+5.90+6.10
March3,20024,889+12.86+7.19+6.00+6.10
2014
December2,75924,974+11.05+6.80+6.10+6.20
September2,47625,377+9.76+6.53+5.90+6.20
June2,17326,090+8.33+6.30+5.70+6.00
March1,95626,343+7.43+6.18+5.50+5.90
2013
December1,74226,563+6.56+6.01+5.70+5.80
September1,68926,376+6.40+5.89+5.80+5.70
June1,67125,781+6.48+5.88+5.60+5.70
March1,41125,523+5.53+5.67+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,19125,122+4.74+5.51+5.10+5.40
September1,11724,964+4.47+5.42+5.10+5.30
June1,00625,067+4.01+5.38+5.00+5.20
March1,08524,993+4.34+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,32524,935+5.31+5.39+5.30+5.20
September1,34124,993+5.37+5.49+5.30+5.20
June1,42924,887+5.74+5.45+5.20+5.00
March1,44524,859+5.81+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December1,46524,486+5.98+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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