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Murchison Area

Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Murchison Area was 4.90%.

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, Tasmania: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.60% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.30% 2015 - June, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.80% 2014 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.10% 2014 - June, Tasmania: 7.30% 2014 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.50% 2013 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.70% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 8.00% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.90% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.30% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.10% 2012 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.80% 2012 - June, Tasmania: 6.90% 2012 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.10% 2011 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.40% 2011 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.30% 2011 - June, Tasmania: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.92% 2016 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.37% 2016 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.40% 2016 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.12% 2016 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.26% 2015 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.21% 2015 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.04% 2015 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.34% 2015 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.31% 2014 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.47% 2014 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.84% 2014 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.76% 2014 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.88% 2013 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.59% 2013 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.23% 2013 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.06% 2013 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.78% 2012 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.75% 2012 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.95% 2011 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 4.61% 2011 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 4.47% 2011 - June, Greater Hobart : 4.60% 2011 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.80% 2017 - Mar, Murchison Area: 4.90% 2016 - Dec, Murchison Area: 4.97% 2016 - Sept, Murchison Area: 5.10% 2016 - June, Murchison Area: 5.37% 2016 - Mar, Murchison Area: 6.02% 2015 - Dec, Murchison Area: 6.44% 2015 - Sept, Murchison Area: 6.82% 2015 - June, Murchison Area: 6.69% 2015 - Mar, Murchison Area: 6.55% 2014 - Dec, Murchison Area: 6.88% 2014 - Sept, Murchison Area: 7.11% 2014 - June, Murchison Area: 7.63% 2014 - Mar, Murchison Area: 7.72% 2013 - Dec, Murchison Area: 7.73% 2013 - Sept, Murchison Area: 7.74% 2013 - June, Murchison Area: 7.37% 2013 - Mar, Murchison Area: 7.72% 2012 - Dec, Murchison Area: 7.86% 2012 - Sept, Murchison Area: 7.28% 2012 - June, Murchison Area: 6.56% 2012 - Mar, Murchison Area: 5.75% 2011 - Dec, Murchison Area: 5.41% 2011 - Sept, Murchison Area: 5.66% 2011 - June, Murchison Area: 6.14% 2011 - Mar, Murchison Area: 6.65%
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, Murchison Area: 708 people 2016 - Dec, Murchison Area: 716 people 2016 - Sept, Murchison Area: 738 people 2016 - June, Murchison Area: 784 people 2016 - Mar, Murchison Area: 884 people 2015 - Dec, Murchison Area: 948 people 2015 - Sept, Murchison Area: 994 people 2015 - June, Murchison Area: 959 people 2015 - Mar, Murchison Area: 934 people 2014 - Dec, Murchison Area: 979 people 2014 - Sept, Murchison Area: 1,003 people 2014 - June, Murchison Area: 1,069 people 2014 - Mar, Murchison Area: 1,081 people 2013 - Dec, Murchison Area: 1,078 people 2013 - Sept, Murchison Area: 1,082 people 2013 - June, Murchison Area: 1,029 people 2013 - Mar, Murchison Area: 1,067 people 2012 - Dec, Murchison Area: 1,075 people 2012 - Sept, Murchison Area: 988 people 2012 - June, Murchison Area: 889 people 2012 - Mar, Murchison Area: 781 people 2011 - Dec, Murchison Area: 748 people 2011 - Sept, Murchison Area: 796 people 2011 - June, Murchison Area: 876 people 2011 - Mar, Murchison Area: 957 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
Murchison AreaGreater Hobart TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March70814,455+4.90+5.92+5.80+5.90
2016
December71614,412+4.97+6.37+6.10+5.70
September73814,474+5.10+6.40+6.60+5.70
June78414,600+5.37+6.12+6.50+5.70
March88414,686+6.02+6.26+6.60+5.70
2015
December94814,720+6.44+6.21+6.60+5.80
September99414,573+6.82+6.04+6.30+6.10
June95914,331+6.69+6.34+6.60+6.10
March93414,252+6.55+6.31+6.80+6.10
2014
December97914,239+6.88+6.47+6.70+6.20
September1,00314,107+7.11+6.84+7.10+6.20
June1,06914,009+7.63+6.76+7.30+6.00
March1,08114,000+7.72+6.88+7.50+5.90
2013
December1,07813,948+7.73+6.59+7.70+5.80
September1,08213,971+7.74+6.23+8.00+5.70
June1,02913,957+7.37+6.06+7.90+5.70
March1,06713,817+7.72+5.87+7.30+5.50
2012
December1,07513,674+7.86+5.78+7.10+5.40
September98813,575+7.28+5.75+6.80+5.30
June88913,543+6.56+5.44+6.90+5.20
March78113,579+5.75+4.95+7.10+5.10
2011
December74813,815+5.41+4.61+6.40+5.20
September79614,075+5.66+4.47+5.30+5.20
June87614,264+6.14+4.60+5.20+5.00
March95714,386+6.65+4.80+5.60+4.90
2010
December96114,355+6.69+4.88+5.50+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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