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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Armidale Regional Council was 6.34%.

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, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.50% 2018 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.70% 2017 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 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: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.80% 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: 5.10% 2019 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.14% 2018 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2018 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.61% 2018 - June, Regional NSW : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.42% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.26% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.52% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.76% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.06% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.53% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.08% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.35% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.38% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.19% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.76% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.45% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.19% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.09% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.94% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.84% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.81% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.59% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.44% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.48% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.43% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.51% 2019 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 6.34% 2018 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 6.51% 2018 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 6.60% 2018 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 6.26% 2018 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 5.59% 2017 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 5.87% 2017 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 6.00% 2017 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 6.49% 2017 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 6.51% 2016 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 6.86% 2016 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 7.20% 2016 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 7.20% 2016 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 7.72% 2015 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 7.90% 2015 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 7.65% 2015 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 7.55% 2015 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 7.67% 2014 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 6.74% 2014 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 6.58% 2014 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 6.09% 2014 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 5.38% 2013 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 5.84% 2013 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 5.76% 2013 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 5.85% 2013 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 5.97% 2012 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 5.54% 2012 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 5.80% 2012 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 6.31% 2012 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 6.87% 2011 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 7.58% 2011 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 7.68% 2011 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 7.11% 2011 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 6.61%
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, Armidale Regional Council: 929 people 2018 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 947 people 2018 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 959 people 2018 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 902 people 2018 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 798 people 2017 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 822 people 2017 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 832 people 2017 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 913 people 2017 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 932 people 2016 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 1,009 people 2016 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 1,055 people 2016 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 1,041 people 2016 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 1,114 people 2015 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 1,127 people 2015 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 1,099 people 2015 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 1,085 people 2015 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 1,078 people 2014 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 942 people 2014 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 920 people 2014 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 845 people 2014 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 770 people 2013 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 846 people 2013 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 825 people 2013 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 836 people 2013 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 833 people 2012 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 770 people 2012 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 824 people 2012 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 918 people 2012 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 1,011 people 2011 - Dec, Armidale Regional Council: 1,122 people 2011 - Sept, Armidale Regional Council: 1,137 people 2011 - June, Armidale Regional Council: 1,045 people 2011 - Mar, Armidale Regional Council: 974 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
Armidale Regional CouncilRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March92914,654+6.34+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December94714,543+6.51+5.56+4.30+5.00
September95914,528+6.60+5.61+4.50+5.20
June90214,413+6.26+5.63+4.80+5.40
March79814,283+5.59+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December82214,014+5.87+5.26+4.80+5.50
September83213,869+6.00+5.28+4.70+5.50
June91314,068+6.49+5.28+4.80+5.60
March93214,315+6.51+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December1,00914,700+6.86+5.52+5.10+5.80
September1,05514,653+7.20+5.76+5.00+5.60
June1,04114,454+7.20+6.06+5.00+5.60
March1,11414,426+7.72+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,12714,268+7.90+7.08+5.30+5.80
September1,09914,358+7.65+7.35+5.70+6.00
June1,08514,366+7.55+7.38+5.80+6.10
March1,07814,060+7.67+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December94213,977+6.74+6.76+6.10+6.30
September92013,973+6.58+6.45+5.90+6.20
June84513,886+6.09+6.19+5.60+6.00
March77014,301+5.38+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December84614,494+5.84+5.94+5.80+5.80
September82514,333+5.76+5.84+5.80+5.80
June83614,286+5.85+5.81+5.60+5.70
March83313,959+5.97+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December77013,902+5.54+5.44+5.10+5.40
September82414,210+5.80+5.35+5.00+5.30
June91814,542+6.31+5.35+5.00+5.20
March1,01114,725+6.87+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,12214,810+7.58+5.39+5.20+5.20
September1,13714,803+7.68+5.48+5.30+5.20
June1,04514,700+7.11+5.43+5.20+5.00
March97414,743+6.61+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December95414,718+6.48+5.70+5.00+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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