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In the 2016 December quarter, the unemployment rate in Willoughby City was 4.45%.

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 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% 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: 5.00% 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% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.88% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.09% 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% 2016 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.45% 2016 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.12% 2016 - June, Willoughby City: 3.89% 2016 - Mar, Willoughby City: 3.62% 2015 - Dec, Willoughby City: 3.77% 2015 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.17% 2015 - June, Willoughby City: 4.49% 2015 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.55% 2014 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.57% 2014 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.32% 2014 - June, Willoughby City: 4.21% 2014 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.22% 2013 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.16% 2013 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.08% 2013 - June, Willoughby City: 4.11% 2013 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.39% 2012 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.50% 2012 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.64% 2012 - June, Willoughby City: 4.52% 2012 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.31% 2011 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.00% 2011 - Sept, Willoughby City: 3.70% 2011 - June, Willoughby City: 3.44% 2011 - Mar, Willoughby City: 3.28%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2016 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,913 people 2016 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,789 people 2016 - June, Willoughby City: 1,700 people 2016 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,584 people 2015 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,655 people 2015 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,814 people 2015 - June, Willoughby City: 1,918 people 2015 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,896 people 2014 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,875 people 2014 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,765 people 2014 - June, Willoughby City: 1,724 people 2014 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,751 people 2013 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,730 people 2013 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,691 people 2013 - June, Willoughby City: 1,704 people 2013 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,796 people 2012 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,825 people 2012 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,876 people 2012 - June, Willoughby City: 1,824 people 2012 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,736 people 2011 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,601 people 2011 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,473 people 2011 - June, Willoughby City: 1,368 people 2011 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,300 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
Willoughby CityGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2016
December1,91342,959+4.45+4.88+5.10+5.70
September1,78943,458+4.12+4.86+5.00+5.70
June1,70043,687+3.89+5.04+5.10+5.70
March1,58443,779+3.62+5.04+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,65543,956+3.77+5.09+5.30+5.80
September1,81443,482+4.17+5.23+5.70+6.10
June1,91842,697+4.49+5.18+5.90+6.10
March1,89641,653+4.55+5.23+6.00+6.10
2014
December1,87541,032+4.57+5.22+6.10+6.20
September1,76540,900+4.32+5.32+5.90+6.20
June1,72440,961+4.21+5.39+5.70+6.00
March1,75141,511+4.22+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December1,73041,542+4.16+5.37+5.70+5.80
September1,69141,422+4.08+5.14+5.80+5.70
June1,70441,435+4.11+4.90+5.60+5.70
March1,79640,871+4.39+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,82540,549+4.50+4.82+5.10+5.40
September1,87640,427+4.64+4.96+5.00+5.30
June1,82440,327+4.52+5.07+5.00+5.20
March1,73640,300+4.31+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,60140,057+4.00+5.06+5.20+5.20
September1,47339,805+3.70+4.89+5.30+5.20
June1,36839,739+3.44+4.83+5.20+5.00
March1,30039,665+3.28+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December1,26539,719+3.18+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 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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