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Unemployment

In the 2017 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Adelaide was 7.23%.

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 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 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: 6.30% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Sept, Australia: 5.80% 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 - Dec, South Australia: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, South Australia: 5.90% 2017 - June, South Australia: 6.50% 2017 - Mar, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - Dec, South Australia: 6.60% 2016 - Sept, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - June, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2015 - Dec, South Australia: 7.20% 2015 - Sept, South Australia: 7.70% 2015 - June, South Australia: 7.80% 2015 - Mar, South Australia: 7.00% 2014 - Dec, South Australia: 6.80% 2014 - Sept, South Australia: 6.60% 2014 - June, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - Mar, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Dec, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Sept, South Australia: 6.60% 2013 - June, South Australia: 6.20% 2013 - Mar, South Australia: 5.90% 2012 - Dec, South Australia: 5.80% 2012 - Sept, South Australia: 5.60% 2012 - June, South Australia: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Dec, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, South Australia: 5.20% 2011 - June, South Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, South Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.52% 2017 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.76% 2017 - June, Greater Adelaide : 7.01% 2017 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 7.01% 2016 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.10% 2016 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.19% 2016 - June, Greater Adelaide : 7.40% 2016 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 7.53% 2015 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.40% 2015 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.25% 2015 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.93% 2015 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.67% 2014 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.68% 2014 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.76% 2014 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.68% 2014 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.52% 2013 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.33% 2013 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.97% 2013 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.78% 2013 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.69% 2012 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.54% 2012 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.49% 2012 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.45% 2012 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.40% 2011 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.47% 2011 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.52% 2011 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.50% 2011 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.51% 2017 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 7.23% 2017 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 7.73% 2017 - June, City of Adelaide: 8.11% 2017 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 8.93% 2016 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 9.45% 2016 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 9.49% 2016 - June, City of Adelaide: 9.77% 2016 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 9.71% 2015 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 9.14% 2015 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 8.79% 2015 - June, City of Adelaide: 7.78% 2015 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.70% 2014 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 6.51% 2014 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 6.08% 2014 - June, City of Adelaide: 6.44% 2014 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 7.29% 2013 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 7.41% 2013 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 7.38% 2013 - June, City of Adelaide: 7.09% 2013 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.66% 2012 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 6.56% 2012 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 6.89% 2012 - June, City of Adelaide: 7.37% 2012 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 7.24% 2011 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 7.36% 2011 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 7.12% 2011 - June, City of Adelaide: 6.97% 2011 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.97%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 977 people 2017 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 1,051 people 2017 - June, City of Adelaide: 1,100 people 2017 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 1,197 people 2016 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 1,254 people 2016 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 1,246 people 2016 - June, City of Adelaide: 1,284 people 2016 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 1,293 people 2015 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 1,218 people 2015 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 1,162 people 2015 - June, City of Adelaide: 1,012 people 2015 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 851 people 2014 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 812 people 2014 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 752 people 2014 - June, City of Adelaide: 796 people 2014 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 897 people 2013 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 912 people 2013 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 901 people 2013 - June, City of Adelaide: 851 people 2013 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 789 people 2012 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 766 people 2012 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 801 people 2012 - June, City of Adelaide: 858 people 2012 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 850 people 2011 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 872 people 2011 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 847 people 2011 - June, City of Adelaide: 827 people 2011 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 820 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
City of AdelaideGreater Adelaide South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
December97713,517+7.23+6.52+6.00+5.50
September1,05113,588+7.73+6.76+5.90+5.50
June1,10013,564+8.11+7.01+6.50+5.60
March1,19713,407+8.93+7.01+6.80+5.70
2016
December1,25413,265+9.45+7.10+6.60+5.70
September1,24613,131+9.49+7.19+6.80+5.70
June1,28413,146+9.77+7.40+6.80+5.70
March1,29313,323+9.71+7.53+6.90+5.70
2015
December1,21813,324+9.14+7.40+7.20+5.80
September1,16213,220+8.79+7.25+7.70+6.10
June1,01213,008+7.78+6.93+7.80+6.10
March85112,708+6.70+6.67+7.00+6.10
2014
December81212,473+6.51+6.68+6.80+6.20
September75212,366+6.08+6.76+6.60+6.30
June79612,354+6.44+6.68+6.70+6.00
March89712,313+7.29+6.52+6.80+5.90
2013
December91212,307+7.41+6.33+6.80+5.90
September90112,201+7.38+5.97+6.60+5.80
June85112,004+7.09+5.78+6.20+5.70
March78911,842+6.66+5.69+5.90+5.50
2012
December76611,677+6.56+5.54+5.80+5.40
September80111,624+6.89+5.49+5.60+5.30
June85811,646+7.37+5.45+5.50+5.20
March85011,734+7.24+5.40+5.30+5.10
2011
December87211,843+7.36+5.47+5.30+5.20
September84711,896+7.12+5.52+5.20+5.20
June82711,862+6.97+5.50+5.20+5.00
March82011,758+6.97+5.51+5.50+4.90
2010
December76111,635+6.54+5.36+5.60+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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