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Unemployment

In the 2017 December quarter, the unemployment rate in Broken Hill City was 3.76%.

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, 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: 5.10% 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: 5.10% 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% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.29% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.33% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.33% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.57% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.79% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.08% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.54% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.05% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.30% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.33% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.14% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.75% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.49% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.27% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.17% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.99% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.88% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.86% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.66% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.50% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.41% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.37% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.49% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2017 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 3.76% 2017 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 4.13% 2017 - June, Broken Hill City: 5.12% 2017 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 6.19% 2016 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 7.86% 2016 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 7.97% 2016 - June, Broken Hill City: 7.09% 2016 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 6.23% 2015 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 6.28% 2015 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 8.01% 2015 - June, Broken Hill City: 7.62% 2015 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 8.41% 2014 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 7.48% 2014 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 7.77% 2014 - June, Broken Hill City: 9.17% 2014 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 7.60% 2013 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 7.38% 2013 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 5.11% 2013 - June, Broken Hill City: 4.29% 2013 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 4.86% 2012 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 5.05% 2012 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 5.49% 2012 - June, Broken Hill City: 5.87% 2012 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 6.20% 2011 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 6.20% 2011 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 6.80% 2011 - June, Broken Hill City: 7.55% 2011 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 8.21%
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, Broken Hill City: 314 people 2017 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 356 people 2017 - June, Broken Hill City: 446 people 2017 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 534 people 2016 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 652 people 2016 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 642 people 2016 - June, Broken Hill City: 564 people 2016 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 502 people 2015 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 514 people 2015 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 670 people 2015 - June, Broken Hill City: 650 people 2015 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 715 people 2014 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 616 people 2014 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 605 people 2014 - June, Broken Hill City: 680 people 2014 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 565 people 2013 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 572 people 2013 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 418 people 2013 - June, Broken Hill City: 372 people 2013 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 421 people 2012 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 437 people 2012 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 477 people 2012 - June, Broken Hill City: 506 people 2012 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 533 people 2011 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 523 people 2011 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 559 people 2011 - June, Broken Hill City: 619 people 2011 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 671 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
Broken Hill CityRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
December3148,361+3.76+5.29+4.80+5.50
September3568,622+4.13+5.33+4.70+5.50
June4468,717+5.12+5.33+4.80+5.60
March5348,622+6.19+5.45+5.00+5.70
2016
December6528,297+7.86+5.57+5.10+5.70
September6428,058+7.97+5.79+5.00+5.70
June5647,958+7.09+6.08+5.10+5.70
March5028,052+6.23+6.54+5.20+5.70
2015
December5148,190+6.28+7.05+5.30+5.80
September6708,368+8.01+7.30+5.70+6.10
June6508,531+7.62+7.33+5.90+6.10
March7158,503+8.41+7.14+6.00+6.10
2014
December6168,231+7.48+6.75+6.10+6.20
September6057,786+7.77+6.49+5.90+6.30
June6807,413+9.17+6.27+5.70+6.00
March5657,439+7.60+6.17+5.50+5.90
2013
December5727,753+7.38+5.99+5.70+5.90
September4188,175+5.11+5.88+5.80+5.80
June3728,664+4.29+5.86+5.60+5.70
March4218,659+4.86+5.66+5.40+5.50
2012
December4378,654+5.05+5.50+5.10+5.40
September4778,689+5.49+5.41+5.10+5.30
June5068,615+5.87+5.37+5.00+5.20
March5338,596+6.20+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December5238,429+6.20+5.39+5.20+5.20
September5598,219+6.80+5.49+5.30+5.20
June6198,198+7.55+5.45+5.20+5.00
March6718,174+8.21+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December7648,304+9.20+5.77+4.90+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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