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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Broken Hill City was 2.97%.

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, Broken Hill City: 2.97% 2018 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 3.40% 2018 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 3.38% 2018 - June, Broken Hill City: 3.82% 2018 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 4.39% 2017 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 3.69% 2017 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 4.04% 2017 - June, Broken Hill City: 4.97% 2017 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 6.01% 2016 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 7.59% 2016 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 7.69% 2016 - June, Broken Hill City: 6.84% 2016 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 6.02% 2015 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 6.06% 2015 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 7.73% 2015 - June, Broken Hill City: 7.36% 2015 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 8.12% 2014 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 7.24% 2014 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 7.57% 2014 - June, Broken Hill City: 9.00% 2014 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 7.52% 2013 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 7.36% 2013 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 5.10% 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: 5.88% 2012 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 6.19% 2011 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 6.21% 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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2019 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 263 people 2018 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 297 people 2018 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 289 people 2018 - June, Broken Hill City: 314 people 2018 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 362 people 2017 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 316 people 2017 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 358 people 2017 - June, Broken Hill City: 446 people 2017 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 535 people 2016 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 652 people 2016 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 641 people 2016 - June, Broken Hill City: 563 people 2016 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 501 people 2015 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 513 people 2015 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 668 people 2015 - June, Broken Hill City: 648 people 2015 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 713 people 2014 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 615 people 2014 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 604 people 2014 - June, Broken Hill City: 679 people 2014 - Mar, Broken Hill City: 564 people 2013 - Dec, Broken Hill City: 571 people 2013 - Sept, Broken Hill City: 417 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: 532 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, December 2018. 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 %
2019
March2638,841+2.97+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December2978,748+3.40+5.56+4.30+5.00
September2898,558+3.38+5.61+4.50+5.20
June3148,222+3.82+5.63+4.80+5.40
March3628,253+4.39+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December3168,561+3.69+5.26+4.80+5.50
September3588,852+4.04+5.28+4.70+5.50
June4468,972+4.97+5.28+4.80+5.60
March5358,899+6.01+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December6528,587+7.59+5.52+5.10+5.80
September6418,337+7.69+5.76+5.00+5.60
June5638,228+6.84+6.06+5.00+5.60
March5018,320+6.02+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December5138,460+6.06+7.08+5.30+5.80
September6688,642+7.73+7.35+5.70+6.00
June6488,810+7.36+7.38+5.80+6.10
March7138,780+8.12+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December6158,497+7.24+6.76+6.10+6.30
September6047,982+7.57+6.45+5.90+6.20
June6797,543+9.00+6.19+5.60+6.00
March5647,503+7.52+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December5717,761+7.36+5.94+5.80+5.80
September4178,181+5.10+5.84+5.80+5.80
June3728,668+4.29+5.81+5.60+5.70
March4218,661+4.86+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December4378,655+5.05+5.44+5.10+5.40
September4778,687+5.49+5.35+5.00+5.30
June5068,612+5.88+5.35+5.00+5.20
March5328,594+6.19+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December5238,426+6.21+5.39+5.20+5.20
September5598,218+6.80+5.48+5.30+5.20
June6198,198+7.55+5.43+5.20+5.00
March6718,174+8.21+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December7648,304+9.20+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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