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Unemployment

In the 2018 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Albany was 3.28%.

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 2018 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.00% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.20% 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: 5.80% 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: 5.00% 2018 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.90% 2017 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.70% 2017 - June, Western Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 6.00% 2016 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2015 - June, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2014 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.40% 2014 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - June, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.00% 2013 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.60% 2013 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.50% 2013 - June, Western Australia: 4.80% 2013 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.70% 2012 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.10% 2012 - June, Western Australia: 3.80% 2012 - Mar, Western Australia: 3.90% 2011 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.10% 2011 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - June, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.20% 2018 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.95% 2017 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.75% 2017 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.69% 2017 - June, Regional WA : 4.87% 2017 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.27% 2016 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.41% 2016 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.53% 2016 - June, Regional WA : 5.67% 2016 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.61% 2015 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.51% 2015 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.30% 2015 - June, Regional WA : 4.96% 2015 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.75% 2014 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.93% 2014 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.11% 2014 - June, Regional WA : 5.54% 2014 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.75% 2013 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.54% 2013 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.32% 2013 - June, Regional WA : 4.82% 2013 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.37% 2012 - Dec, Regional WA : 3.92% 2012 - Sept, Regional WA : 3.64% 2012 - June, Regional WA : 3.74% 2012 - Mar, Regional WA : 3.89% 2011 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.11% 2011 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.45% 2011 - June, Regional WA : 4.48% 2011 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.55% 2018 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.28% 2017 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.16% 2017 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.69% 2017 - June, City of Albany: 6.33% 2017 - Mar, City of Albany: 7.00% 2016 - Dec, City of Albany: 6.54% 2016 - Sept, City of Albany: 6.32% 2016 - June, City of Albany: 5.78% 2016 - Mar, City of Albany: 5.10% 2015 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.63% 2015 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.31% 2015 - June, City of Albany: 3.40% 2015 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.51% 2014 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.72% 2014 - Sept, City of Albany: 3.78% 2014 - June, City of Albany: 4.55% 2014 - Mar, City of Albany: 4.16% 2013 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.42% 2013 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.60% 2013 - June, City of Albany: 4.07% 2013 - Mar, City of Albany: 4.06% 2012 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.72% 2012 - Sept, City of Albany: 3.38% 2012 - June, City of Albany: 3.45% 2012 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.77% 2011 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.63% 2011 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.18% 2011 - June, City of Albany: 3.92% 2011 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.16%
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 2018 - Mar, City of Albany: 587 people 2017 - Dec, City of Albany: 741 people 2017 - Sept, City of Albany: 821 people 2017 - June, City of Albany: 1,091 people 2017 - Mar, City of Albany: 1,177 people 2016 - Dec, City of Albany: 1,089 people 2016 - Sept, City of Albany: 1,056 people 2016 - June, City of Albany: 973 people 2016 - Mar, City of Albany: 859 people 2015 - Dec, City of Albany: 780 people 2015 - Sept, City of Albany: 731 people 2015 - June, City of Albany: 580 people 2015 - Mar, City of Albany: 603 people 2014 - Dec, City of Albany: 637 people 2014 - Sept, City of Albany: 628 people 2014 - June, City of Albany: 736 people 2014 - Mar, City of Albany: 677 people 2013 - Dec, City of Albany: 735 people 2013 - Sept, City of Albany: 786 people 2013 - June, City of Albany: 708 people 2013 - Mar, City of Albany: 702 people 2012 - Dec, City of Albany: 634 people 2012 - Sept, City of Albany: 576 people 2012 - June, City of Albany: 593 people 2012 - Mar, City of Albany: 657 people 2011 - Dec, City of Albany: 644 people 2011 - Sept, City of Albany: 748 people 2011 - June, City of Albany: 690 people 2011 - Mar, City of Albany: 536 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 AlbanyRegional WA Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
March58717,913+3.28+4.95+6.20+5.50
2017
December74117,831+4.16+4.75+5.90+5.50
September82117,523+4.69+4.69+5.70+5.50
June1,09117,233+6.33+4.87+5.60+5.60
March1,17716,825+7.00+5.27+6.00+5.80
2016
December1,08916,640+6.54+5.41+6.50+5.80
September1,05616,702+6.32+5.53+6.50+5.70
June97316,823+5.78+5.67+6.00+5.70
March85916,831+5.10+5.61+5.70+5.70
2015
December78016,850+4.63+5.51+6.00+5.80
September73116,973+4.31+5.30+6.20+6.00
June58017,047+3.40+4.96+6.00+6.10
March60317,186+3.51+4.75+5.70+6.20
2014
December63717,107+3.72+4.93+5.40+6.20
September62816,614+3.78+5.11+5.00+6.20
June73616,184+4.55+5.54+5.00+6.00
March67716,273+4.16+5.75+5.00+5.90
2013
December73516,614+4.42+5.54+4.60+5.80
September78617,082+4.60+5.32+4.50+5.80
June70817,395+4.07+4.82+4.80+5.70
March70217,283+4.06+4.37+4.70+5.50
2012
December63417,066+3.72+3.92+4.30+5.40
September57617,041+3.38+3.64+4.10+5.30
June59317,210+3.45+3.74+3.80+5.20
March65717,428+3.77+3.89+3.90+5.10
2011
December64417,760+3.63+4.11+4.10+5.20
September74817,908+4.18+4.45+4.30+5.20
June69017,624+3.92+4.48+4.30+5.00
March53616,964+3.16+4.55+4.20+5.00
2010
December50816,262+3.12+4.65+4.40+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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