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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Whitehorse was 5.98%.

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, Victoria: 6.10% 2016 - Dec, Victoria: 5.90% 2016 - Sept, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Victoria: 6.10% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.50% 2014 - Sept, Victoria: 6.80% 2014 - June, Victoria: 6.60% 2014 - Mar, Victoria: 6.40% 2013 - Dec, Victoria: 6.20% 2013 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2013 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2012 - Dec, Victoria: 5.60% 2012 - Sept, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - June, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, Victoria: 5.50% 2011 - Dec, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - June, Victoria: 5.00% 2011 - Mar, Victoria: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.92% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.84% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.80% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.93% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.04% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.18% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.35% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.49% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.56% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.68% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.59% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.38% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.26% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.00% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.75% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.61% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.54% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.45% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.48% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.25% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.04% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.81% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.94% 2017 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5.98% 2016 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 6.15% 2016 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5.74% 2016 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5.88% 2016 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5.96% 2015 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 6.09% 2015 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 6.31% 2015 - June, City of Whitehorse: 6.13% 2015 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 6.05% 2014 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 6.35% 2014 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 6.70% 2014 - June, City of Whitehorse: 6.71% 2014 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 6.31% 2013 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5.56% 2013 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4.84% 2013 - June, City of Whitehorse: 4.69% 2013 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4.77% 2012 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 4.49% 2012 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4.51% 2012 - June, City of Whitehorse: 4.43% 2012 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4.36% 2011 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 4.33% 2011 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4.60% 2011 - June, City of Whitehorse: 4.46% 2011 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4.43%
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, City of Whitehorse: 5,383 people 2016 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5,490 people 2016 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5,080 people 2016 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5,152 people 2016 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5,207 people 2015 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5,312 people 2015 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5,490 people 2015 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5,280 people 2015 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5,084 people 2014 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5,213 people 2014 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5,415 people 2014 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5,419 people 2014 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5,188 people 2013 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 4,681 people 2013 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4,109 people 2013 - June, City of Whitehorse: 3,982 people 2013 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4,000 people 2012 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 3,671 people 2012 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 3,656 people 2012 - June, City of Whitehorse: 3,594 people 2012 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 3,568 people 2011 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 3,599 people 2011 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 3,883 people 2011 - June, City of Whitehorse: 3,775 people 2011 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 3,747 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
City of WhitehorseGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March5,38389,993+5.98+5.92+6.10+5.90
2016
December5,49089,304+6.15+5.84+5.90+5.70
September5,08088,573+5.74+5.80+5.80+5.70
June5,15287,586+5.88+5.93+5.70+5.70
March5,20787,418+5.96+6.04+5.80+5.70
2015
December5,31287,283+6.09+6.18+6.00+5.80
September5,49087,029+6.31+6.35+6.10+6.10
June5,28086,122+6.13+6.49+6.10+6.10
March5,08484,007+6.05+6.56+6.10+6.10
2014
December5,21382,085+6.35+6.68+6.50+6.20
September5,41580,767+6.70+6.59+6.80+6.20
June5,41980,701+6.71+6.38+6.60+6.00
March5,18882,156+6.31+6.26+6.40+5.90
2013
December4,68184,163+5.56+6.00+6.20+5.80
September4,10984,883+4.84+5.75+5.90+5.70
June3,98284,914+4.69+5.61+5.70+5.70
March4,00083,825+4.77+5.54+5.80+5.50
2012
December3,67181,822+4.49+5.45+5.60+5.40
September3,65681,053+4.51+5.48+5.50+5.30
June3,59481,120+4.43+5.44+5.50+5.20
March3,56881,875+4.36+5.25+5.50+5.10
2011
December3,59983,136+4.33+5.04+5.30+5.20
September3,88384,374+4.60+4.90+5.30+5.20
June3,77584,702+4.46+4.81+5.00+5.00
March3,74784,564+4.43+4.94+4.80+4.90
2010
December3,92884,019+4.68+5.08+5.00+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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