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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Gunnedah Shire was 6.85%.

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, Gunnedah Shire: 6.85% 2016 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 7.43% 2016 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 7.98% 2016 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 8.15% 2016 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 8.97% 2015 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 9.17% 2015 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 8.88% 2015 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 8.86% 2015 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 8.96% 2014 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 7.89% 2014 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 7.63% 2014 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 6.87% 2014 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 6.00% 2013 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 6.29% 2013 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 6.10% 2013 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 6.16% 2013 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 6.23% 2012 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 5.96% 2012 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 6.53% 2012 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 7.16% 2012 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 7.78% 2011 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 8.53% 2011 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 8.43% 2011 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 7.72% 2011 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 7.10%
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, Gunnedah Shire: 418 people 2016 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 466 people 2016 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 499 people 2016 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 503 people 2016 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 553 people 2015 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 559 people 2015 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 544 people 2015 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 543 people 2015 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 538 people 2014 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 471 people 2014 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 453 people 2014 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 403 people 2014 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 360 people 2013 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 380 people 2013 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 364 people 2013 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 366 people 2013 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 362 people 2012 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 345 people 2012 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 387 people 2012 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 435 people 2012 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 479 people 2011 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 528 people 2011 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 521 people 2011 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 473 people 2011 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 435 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
Gunnedah ShireRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March4186,104+6.85+5.53+5.20+5.90
2016
December4666,271+7.43+5.65+5.10+5.70
September4996,253+7.98+5.87+5.00+5.70
June5036,169+8.15+6.15+5.10+5.70
March5536,163+8.97+6.60+5.20+5.70
2015
December5596,097+9.17+7.11+5.30+5.80
September5446,129+8.88+7.35+5.70+6.10
June5436,130+8.86+7.38+5.90+6.10
March5386,002+8.96+7.19+6.00+6.10
2014
December4715,973+7.89+6.80+6.10+6.20
September4535,939+7.63+6.53+5.90+6.20
June4035,867+6.87+6.30+5.70+6.00
March3605,998+6.00+6.18+5.50+5.90
2013
December3806,039+6.29+6.01+5.70+5.80
September3645,963+6.10+5.89+5.80+5.70
June3665,938+6.16+5.88+5.60+5.70
March3625,806+6.23+5.67+5.40+5.50
2012
December3455,786+5.96+5.51+5.10+5.40
September3875,923+6.53+5.42+5.10+5.30
June4356,073+7.16+5.38+5.00+5.20
March4796,155+7.78+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December5286,193+8.53+5.39+5.30+5.20
September5216,181+8.43+5.49+5.30+5.20
June4736,125+7.72+5.45+5.20+5.00
March4356,131+7.10+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December4376,108+7.15+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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