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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Wagga Wagga City was 4.62%.

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, Wagga Wagga City: 4.62% 2016 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 4.26% 2016 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 3.74% 2016 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 3.32% 2016 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 3.05% 2015 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 3.88% 2015 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 4.23% 2015 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 4.29% 2015 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 4.45% 2014 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 4.37% 2014 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 4.94% 2014 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 5.24% 2014 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 5.68% 2013 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 5.90% 2013 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 5.63% 2013 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 5.61% 2013 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 5.31% 2012 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 4.95% 2012 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 4.83% 2012 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 5.23% 2012 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 5.14% 2011 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 5.99% 2011 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 6.27% 2011 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 6.31% 2011 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 6.43%
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, Wagga Wagga City: 1,620 people 2016 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,505 people 2016 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,318 people 2016 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,161 people 2016 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,050 people 2015 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,340 people 2015 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,476 people 2015 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,532 people 2015 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,645 people 2014 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,643 people 2014 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,863 people 2014 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,957 people 2014 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 2,068 people 2013 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 2,097 people 2013 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,970 people 2013 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,934 people 2013 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,799 people 2012 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,657 people 2012 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,586 people 2012 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,722 people 2012 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,715 people 2011 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 2,005 people 2011 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 2,089 people 2011 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 2,072 people 2011 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 2,081 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
Wagga Wagga CityRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March1,62035,073+4.62+5.53+5.20+5.90
2016
December1,50535,335+4.26+5.65+5.10+5.70
September1,31835,256+3.74+5.87+5.00+5.70
June1,16134,933+3.32+6.15+5.10+5.70
March1,05034,391+3.05+6.60+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,34034,503+3.88+7.11+5.30+5.80
September1,47634,930+4.23+7.35+5.70+6.10
June1,53235,751+4.29+7.38+5.90+6.10
March1,64536,974+4.45+7.19+6.00+6.10
2014
December1,64337,596+4.37+6.80+6.10+6.20
September1,86337,736+4.94+6.53+5.90+6.20
June1,95737,365+5.24+6.30+5.70+6.00
March2,06836,414+5.68+6.18+5.50+5.90
2013
December2,09735,532+5.90+6.01+5.70+5.80
September1,97034,968+5.63+5.89+5.80+5.70
June1,93434,465+5.61+5.88+5.60+5.70
March1,79933,873+5.31+5.67+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,65733,485+4.95+5.51+5.10+5.40
September1,58632,856+4.83+5.42+5.10+5.30
June1,72232,895+5.23+5.38+5.00+5.20
March1,71533,376+5.14+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December2,00533,447+5.99+5.39+5.30+5.20
September2,08933,301+6.27+5.49+5.30+5.20
June2,07232,854+6.31+5.45+5.20+5.00
March2,08132,369+6.43+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December1,85532,615+5.69+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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