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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Albany was 3.89%.

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: The Department of Employment advise that highly disaggregated labour force and unemployment estimates at the LGA level can display significant variability and should be viewed with caution. The figures are smoothed using a four-quarter (annual) average to minimise the variability inherent in small area estimates.

This page presents unemployment estimates for benchmark regions which are headline figures widely published by government and media sites but are not directly comparable to the LGA estimates as they are not annual averages. For more information, see the data notes.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 2019 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2018 - Dec, Australia: 5.00% 2018 - Sept, Australia: 5.20% 2018 - June, Australia: 5.40% 2018 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.60% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.00% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.30% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 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% 2019 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.10% 2018 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.30% 2018 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - June, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.70% 2017 - June, Western Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 6.10% 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: 4.90% 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% 2019 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.34% 2018 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.52% 2018 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.77% 2018 - June, Regional WA : 4.64% 2018 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.37% 2017 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.52% 2017 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.53% 2017 - June, Regional WA : 5.19% 2017 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.60% 2016 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.38% 2016 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.02% 2016 - June, Regional WA : 5.07% 2016 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.85% 2015 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.62% 2015 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.60% 2015 - June, Regional WA : 3.93% 2015 - Mar, Regional WA : 3.74% 2014 - Dec, Regional WA : 3.93% 2014 - Sept, Regional WA : 3.91% 2014 - June, Regional WA : 4.13% 2014 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.41% 2013 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.66% 2013 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.92% 2013 - June, Regional WA : 4.89% 2013 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.76% 2012 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.49% 2012 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.32% 2012 - June, Regional WA : 4.34% 2012 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.47% 2011 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.30% 2011 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.45% 2011 - June, Regional WA : 4.22% 2011 - Mar, Regional WA : 3.84% 2019 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.89% 2018 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.66% 2018 - Sept, City of Albany: 3.57% 2018 - June, City of Albany: 3.12% 2018 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.22% 2017 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.10% 2017 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.62% 2017 - June, City of Albany: 6.25% 2017 - Mar, City of Albany: 6.93% 2016 - Dec, City of Albany: 6.50% 2016 - Sept, City of Albany: 6.28% 2016 - June, City of Albany: 5.75% 2016 - Mar, City of Albany: 5.07% 2015 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.60% 2015 - Sept, City of Albany: 4.28% 2015 - June, City of Albany: 3.38% 2015 - Mar, City of Albany: 3.48% 2014 - Dec, City of Albany: 3.69% 2014 - Sept, City of Albany: 3.76% 2014 - June, City of Albany: 4.53% 2014 - Mar, City of Albany: 4.15% 2013 - Dec, City of Albany: 4.43% 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: 3.71% 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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2019 - Mar, City of Albany: 753 people 2018 - Dec, City of Albany: 691 people 2018 - Sept, City of Albany: 656 people 2018 - June, City of Albany: 565 people 2018 - Mar, City of Albany: 589 people 2017 - Dec, City of Albany: 745 people 2017 - Sept, City of Albany: 823 people 2017 - June, City of Albany: 1,091 people 2017 - Mar, City of Albany: 1,176 people 2016 - Dec, City of Albany: 1,087 people 2016 - Sept, City of Albany: 1,054 people 2016 - June, City of Albany: 972 people 2016 - Mar, City of Albany: 858 people 2015 - Dec, City of Albany: 780 people 2015 - Sept, City of Albany: 731 people 2015 - June, City of Albany: 579 people 2015 - Mar, City of Albany: 602 people 2014 - Dec, City of Albany: 635 people 2014 - Sept, City of Albany: 626 people 2014 - June, City of Albany: 734 people 2014 - Mar, City of Albany: 674 people 2013 - Dec, City of Albany: 732 people 2013 - Sept, City of Albany: 783 people 2013 - June, City of Albany: 706 people 2013 - Mar, City of Albany: 700 people 2012 - Dec, City of Albany: 633 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, December 2018. 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 %
2019
March75319,381+3.89+4.34+6.10+5.10
2018
December69118,874+3.66+4.52+6.30+5.00
September65618,371+3.57+4.77+6.20+5.20
June56518,119+3.12+4.64+6.20+5.40
March58918,270+3.22+4.37+6.20+5.50
2017
December74518,168+4.10+4.52+6.00+5.50
September82317,801+4.62+4.53+5.70+5.50
June1,09117,447+6.25+5.19+5.60+5.60
March1,17616,972+6.93+5.60+6.00+5.70
2016
December1,08716,725+6.50+5.38+6.40+5.80
September1,05416,789+6.28+5.02+6.50+5.60
June97216,916+5.75+5.07+6.10+5.60
March85816,931+5.07+4.85+5.70+5.70
2015
December78016,955+4.60+4.62+6.00+5.80
September73117,079+4.28+4.60+6.20+6.00
June57917,151+3.38+3.93+6.00+6.10
March60217,289+3.48+3.74+5.70+6.10
2014
December63517,209+3.69+3.93+5.40+6.30
September62616,671+3.76+3.91+5.00+6.20
June73416,198+4.53+4.13+5.00+6.00
March67416,242+4.15+4.41+5.00+5.80
2013
December73216,541+4.43+4.66+4.60+5.80
September78317,013+4.60+4.92+4.50+5.80
June70617,336+4.07+4.89+4.90+5.70
March70017,240+4.06+4.76+4.70+5.50
2012
December63317,040+3.71+4.49+4.30+5.40
September57617,028+3.38+4.32+4.10+5.30
June59317,206+3.45+4.34+3.80+5.20
March65717,428+3.77+4.47+3.90+5.10
2011
December64417,762+3.63+4.30+4.10+5.20
September74817,909+4.18+4.45+4.30+5.20
June69017,624+3.92+4.22+4.30+5.00
March53616,964+3.16+3.84+4.20+5.00
2010
December50816,262+3.12+3.87+4.40+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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