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Unemployment

In the 2017 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the Macarthur Region was 5.77%.

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 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 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: 5.80% 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 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 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: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.75% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.88% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.87% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.10% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.18% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.32% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.39% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.40% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.37% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.14% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.07% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.11% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2017 - June, Macarthur Region: 5.77% 2017 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 5.65% 2016 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 5.19% 2016 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 4.56% 2016 - June, Macarthur Region: 4.74% 2016 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 5.23% 2015 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 5.40% 2015 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 5.64% 2015 - June, Macarthur Region: 5.89% 2015 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 5.35% 2014 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 5.21% 2014 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 4.97% 2014 - June, Macarthur Region: 4.85% 2014 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 5.34% 2013 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 5.35% 2013 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 5.69% 2013 - June, Macarthur Region: 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 5.66% 2012 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 5.53% 2012 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 5.08% 2012 - June, Macarthur Region: 4.58% 2012 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 4.47% 2011 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 4.56% 2011 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 4.30% 2011 - June, Macarthur Region: 4.41% 2011 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 4.39%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - June, Macarthur Region: 8,356 people 2017 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 8,171 people 2016 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 7,504 people 2016 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 6,542 people 2016 - June, Macarthur Region: 6,863 people 2016 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 7,607 people 2015 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 7,816 people 2015 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 8,242 people 2015 - June, Macarthur Region: 8,559 people 2015 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 7,728 people 2014 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 7,504 people 2014 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 7,000 people 2014 - June, Macarthur Region: 6,700 people 2014 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 7,285 people 2013 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 7,208 people 2013 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 7,638 people 2013 - June, Macarthur Region: 7,678 people 2013 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 7,418 people 2012 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 7,209 people 2012 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 6,696 people 2012 - June, Macarthur Region: 6,127 people 2012 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 6,013 people 2011 - Dec, Macarthur Region: 6,199 people 2011 - Sept, Macarthur Region: 5,841 people 2011 - June, Macarthur Region: 5,992 people 2011 - Mar, Macarthur Region: 5,989 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
Macarthur RegionGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
June8,356144,767+5.77+4.75+4.80+5.60
March8,171144,618+5.65+4.86+5.00+5.80
2016
December7,504144,450+5.19+4.88+5.10+5.80
September6,542143,423+4.56+4.87+5.00+5.70
June6,863144,777+4.74+5.04+5.10+5.70
March7,607145,547+5.23+5.04+5.20+5.70
2015
December7,816144,622+5.40+5.10+5.30+5.80
September8,242146,156+5.64+5.23+5.70+6.10
June8,559145,377+5.89+5.18+5.90+6.10
March7,728144,485+5.35+5.23+6.00+6.10
2014
December7,504143,895+5.21+5.22+6.10+6.20
September7,000140,776+4.97+5.32+5.90+6.20
June6,700138,277+4.85+5.39+5.70+6.00
March7,285136,364+5.34+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December7,208134,817+5.35+5.37+5.70+5.80
September7,638134,337+5.69+5.14+5.80+5.80
June7,678132,384+5.80+4.90+5.60+5.70
March7,418130,985+5.66+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December7,209130,472+5.53+4.82+5.10+5.40
September6,696131,892+5.08+4.96+5.10+5.30
June6,127133,692+4.58+5.07+5.00+5.20
March6,013134,550+4.47+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December6,199135,963+4.56+5.06+5.20+5.20
September5,841135,804+4.30+4.89+5.30+5.20
June5,992136,004+4.41+4.83+5.20+5.00
March5,989136,302+4.39+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December5,749134,500+4.27+5.01+4.90+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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