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Unemployment

In the 2017 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Canberra Region was 5.00%.

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, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, NSW: 4.70% 2017 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 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, Canberra Region: 5.00% 2017 - Sept, Canberra Region: 5.08% 2017 - June, Canberra Region: 4.48% 2017 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4.35% 2016 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3.84% 2016 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.68% 2016 - June, Canberra Region: 3.90% 2016 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3.81% 2015 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3.73% 2015 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.49% 2015 - June, Canberra Region: 3.41% 2015 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4.21% 2014 - Dec, Canberra Region: 5.45% 2014 - Sept, Canberra Region: 5.99% 2014 - June, Canberra Region: 5.99% 2014 - Mar, Canberra Region: 5.39% 2013 - Dec, Canberra Region: 4.15% 2013 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.80% 2013 - June, Canberra Region: 3.94% 2013 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3.77% 2012 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3.30% 2012 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3.38% 2012 - June, Canberra Region: 3.06% 2012 - Mar, Canberra Region: 2.94% 2011 - Dec, Canberra Region: 2.76% 2011 - Sept, Canberra Region: 2.59% 2011 - June, Canberra Region: 2.79% 2011 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3.44%
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, Canberra Region: 5,705 people 2017 - Sept, Canberra Region: 5,573 people 2017 - June, Canberra Region: 4,823 people 2017 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4,680 people 2016 - Dec, Canberra Region: 4,209 people 2016 - Sept, Canberra Region: 4,112 people 2016 - June, Canberra Region: 4,392 people 2016 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4,261 people 2015 - Dec, Canberra Region: 4,173 people 2015 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3,907 people 2015 - June, Canberra Region: 3,772 people 2015 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4,660 people 2014 - Dec, Canberra Region: 5,964 people 2014 - Sept, Canberra Region: 6,424 people 2014 - June, Canberra Region: 6,350 people 2014 - Mar, Canberra Region: 5,746 people 2013 - Dec, Canberra Region: 4,495 people 2013 - Sept, Canberra Region: 4,228 people 2013 - June, Canberra Region: 4,507 people 2013 - Mar, Canberra Region: 4,367 people 2012 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3,819 people 2012 - Sept, Canberra Region: 3,913 people 2012 - June, Canberra Region: 3,533 people 2012 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3,391 people 2011 - Dec, Canberra Region: 3,177 people 2011 - Sept, Canberra Region: 2,950 people 2011 - June, Canberra Region: 3,139 people 2011 - Mar, Canberra Region: 3,813 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
Canberra RegionRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
December5,705114,070+5.00+5.29+4.80+5.50
September5,573109,802+5.08+5.33+4.70+5.50
June4,823107,657+4.48+5.33+4.80+5.60
March4,680107,661+4.35+5.45+5.00+5.70
2016
December4,209109,610+3.84+5.57+5.10+5.70
September4,112111,812+3.68+5.79+5.00+5.70
June4,392112,753+3.90+6.08+5.10+5.70
March4,261111,952+3.81+6.54+5.20+5.70
2015
December4,173111,916+3.73+7.05+5.30+5.80
September3,907111,999+3.49+7.30+5.70+6.10
June3,772110,678+3.41+7.33+5.90+6.10
March4,660110,724+4.21+7.14+6.00+6.10
2014
December5,964109,432+5.45+6.75+6.10+6.20
September6,424107,332+5.99+6.49+5.90+6.30
June6,350106,016+5.99+6.27+5.70+6.00
March5,746106,517+5.39+6.17+5.50+5.90
2013
December4,495108,185+4.15+5.99+5.70+5.90
September4,228111,253+3.80+5.88+5.80+5.80
June4,507114,409+3.94+5.86+5.60+5.70
March4,367115,741+3.77+5.66+5.40+5.50
2012
December3,819115,878+3.30+5.50+5.10+5.40
September3,913115,766+3.38+5.41+5.10+5.30
June3,533115,553+3.06+5.37+5.00+5.20
March3,391115,180+2.94+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December3,177114,930+2.76+5.39+5.20+5.20
September2,950113,705+2.59+5.49+5.30+5.20
June3,139112,326+2.79+5.45+5.20+5.00
March3,813110,802+3.44+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December5,028108,257+4.64+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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