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In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Penrith City was 3.98%.

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, 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 - Mar, Penrith City: 3.98% 2016 - Dec, Penrith City: 4.21% 2016 - Sept, Penrith City: 4.00% 2016 - June, Penrith City: 4.13% 2016 - Mar, Penrith City: 4.32% 2015 - Dec, Penrith City: 4.35% 2015 - Sept, Penrith City: 5.12% 2015 - June, Penrith City: 5.41% 2015 - Mar, Penrith City: 6.19% 2014 - Dec, Penrith City: 6.61% 2014 - Sept, Penrith City: 6.73% 2014 - June, Penrith City: 6.60% 2014 - Mar, Penrith City: 6.48% 2013 - Dec, Penrith City: 6.49% 2013 - Sept, Penrith City: 6.22% 2013 - June, Penrith City: 6.16% 2013 - Mar, Penrith City: 6.00% 2012 - Dec, Penrith City: 5.70% 2012 - Sept, Penrith City: 5.57% 2012 - June, Penrith City: 5.70% 2012 - Mar, Penrith City: 5.70% 2011 - Dec, Penrith City: 5.76% 2011 - Sept, Penrith City: 6.13% 2011 - June, Penrith City: 6.19% 2011 - Mar, Penrith City: 6.16%
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, Penrith City: 4,140 people 2016 - Dec, Penrith City: 4,358 people 2016 - Sept, Penrith City: 4,129 people 2016 - June, Penrith City: 4,250 people 2016 - Mar, Penrith City: 4,466 people 2015 - Dec, Penrith City: 4,579 people 2015 - Sept, Penrith City: 5,423 people 2015 - June, Penrith City: 5,777 people 2015 - Mar, Penrith City: 6,626 people 2014 - Dec, Penrith City: 6,986 people 2014 - Sept, Penrith City: 7,037 people 2014 - June, Penrith City: 6,852 people 2014 - Mar, Penrith City: 6,744 people 2013 - Dec, Penrith City: 6,760 people 2013 - Sept, Penrith City: 6,516 people 2013 - June, Penrith City: 6,410 people 2013 - Mar, Penrith City: 6,120 people 2012 - Dec, Penrith City: 5,746 people 2012 - Sept, Penrith City: 5,542 people 2012 - June, Penrith City: 5,623 people 2012 - Mar, Penrith City: 5,649 people 2011 - Dec, Penrith City: 5,761 people 2011 - Sept, Penrith City: 6,225 people 2011 - June, Penrith City: 6,357 people 2011 - Mar, Penrith City: 6,336 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
Penrith CityGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March4,140103,956+3.98+4.86+5.20+5.90
2016
December4,358103,570+4.21+4.88+5.10+5.70
September4,129103,144+4.00+4.87+5.00+5.70
June4,250102,797+4.13+5.04+5.10+5.70
March4,466103,404+4.32+5.04+5.20+5.70
2015
December4,579105,292+4.35+5.10+5.30+5.80
September5,423105,952+5.12+5.23+5.70+6.10
June5,777106,764+5.41+5.18+5.90+6.10
March6,626107,113+6.19+5.23+6.00+6.10
2014
December6,986105,753+6.61+5.22+6.10+6.20
September7,037104,507+6.73+5.32+5.90+6.20
June6,852103,772+6.60+5.39+5.70+6.00
March6,744104,002+6.48+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December6,760104,177+6.49+5.37+5.70+5.80
September6,516104,749+6.22+5.14+5.80+5.70
June6,410104,081+6.16+4.90+5.60+5.70
March6,120102,022+6.00+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December5,746100,808+5.70+4.82+5.10+5.40
September5,54299,475+5.57+4.96+5.10+5.30
June5,62398,621+5.70+5.07+5.00+5.20
March5,64999,065+5.70+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December5,761100,027+5.76+5.06+5.30+5.20
September6,225101,630+6.13+4.89+5.30+5.20
June6,357102,742+6.19+4.83+5.20+5.00
March6,336102,885+6.16+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December6,266102,558+6.11+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, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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