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In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the SHOROC Region was 2.65%.

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, SHOROC Region: 2.65% 2016 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 3.03% 2016 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 2.85% 2016 - June, SHOROC Region: 2.89% 2016 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 2.71% 2015 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 2.59% 2015 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 2.58% 2015 - June, SHOROC Region: 2.72% 2015 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 2.62% 2014 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 3.00% 2014 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 3.25% 2014 - June, SHOROC Region: 3.27% 2014 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 3.43% 2013 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 3.31% 2013 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 3.18% 2013 - June, SHOROC Region: 3.03% 2013 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 3.05% 2012 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 3.01% 2012 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 3.11% 2012 - June, SHOROC Region: 3.17% 2012 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 3.29% 2011 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 3.33% 2011 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 3.36% 2011 - June, SHOROC Region: 3.52% 2011 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 3.38%
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, SHOROC Region: 4,583 people 2016 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 5,209 people 2016 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 4,835 people 2016 - June, SHOROC Region: 9,329 people 2016 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 8,773 people 2015 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 8,366 people 2015 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 8,245 people 2015 - June, SHOROC Region: 8,597 people 2015 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 8,178 people 2014 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 9,316 people 2014 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 9,977 people 2014 - June, SHOROC Region: 10,009 people 2014 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 10,487 people 2013 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 10,095 people 2013 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 9,763 people 2013 - June, SHOROC Region: 9,313 people 2013 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 9,454 people 2012 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 9,365 people 2012 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 9,611 people 2012 - June, SHOROC Region: 9,664 people 2012 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 9,944 people 2011 - Dec, SHOROC Region: 9,993 people 2011 - Sept, SHOROC Region: 10,085 people 2011 - June, SHOROC Region: 10,599 people 2011 - Mar, SHOROC Region: 10,175 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
SHOROC RegionGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March4,583173,118+2.65+4.86+5.20+5.90
2016
December5,209171,634+3.03+4.88+5.10+5.70
September4,835169,507+2.85+4.87+5.00+5.70
June9,329322,862+2.89+5.04+5.10+5.70
March8,773324,075+2.71+5.04+5.20+5.70
2015
December8,366322,844+2.59+5.10+5.30+5.80
September8,245320,132+2.58+5.23+5.70+6.10
June8,597316,368+2.72+5.18+5.90+6.10
March8,178311,859+2.62+5.23+6.00+6.10
2014
December9,316310,231+3.00+5.22+6.10+6.20
September9,977307,129+3.25+5.32+5.90+6.20
June10,009306,014+3.27+5.39+5.70+6.00
March10,487305,841+3.43+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December10,095305,102+3.31+5.37+5.70+5.80
September9,763307,271+3.18+5.14+5.80+5.70
June9,313307,551+3.03+4.90+5.60+5.70
March9,454310,274+3.05+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December9,365310,847+3.01+4.82+5.10+5.40
September9,611308,647+3.11+4.96+5.10+5.30
June9,664305,248+3.17+5.07+5.00+5.20
March9,944301,926+3.29+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December9,993299,848+3.33+5.06+5.30+5.20
September10,085300,168+3.36+4.89+5.30+5.20
June10,599301,236+3.52+4.83+5.20+5.00
March10,175300,845+3.38+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December10,741302,452+3.55+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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