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Unemployment

In the 2017 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Central Coast Council area was 6.53%.

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, Greater Sydney : 4.62% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.72% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.78% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.88% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.90% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.11% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.25% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.20% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.24% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.34% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.40% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.42% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.38% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.15% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.91% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.08% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.12% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2017 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 6.53% 2017 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 6.39% 2017 - June, Central Coast Council area: 5.86% 2017 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 5.47% 2016 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 5.22% 2016 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 5.97% 2016 - June, Central Coast Council area: 6.76% 2016 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 6.78% 2015 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 6.75% 2015 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 6.36% 2015 - June, Central Coast Council area: 6.14% 2015 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 7.03% 2014 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 6.80% 2014 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 6.70% 2014 - June, Central Coast Council area: 6.39% 2014 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 6.08% 2013 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 6.38% 2013 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 6.21% 2013 - June, Central Coast Council area: 6.23% 2013 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 6.11% 2012 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 6.12% 2012 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 6.20% 2012 - June, Central Coast Council area: 6.55% 2012 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 6.40% 2011 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 6.35% 2011 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 6.00% 2011 - June, Central Coast Council area: 5.25% 2011 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 5.11%
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, Central Coast Council area: 11,511 people 2017 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 11,237 people 2017 - June, Central Coast Council area: 10,395 people 2017 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 9,751 people 2016 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 9,341 people 2016 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 10,662 people 2016 - June, Central Coast Council area: 23,948 people 2016 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 23,250 people 2015 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 22,228 people 2015 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 20,086 people 2015 - June, Central Coast Council area: 18,959 people 2015 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 21,793 people 2014 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 21,215 people 2014 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 21,251 people 2014 - June, Central Coast Council area: 20,196 people 2014 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 19,344 people 2013 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 20,584 people 2013 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 19,785 people 2013 - June, Central Coast Council area: 19,795 people 2013 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 19,085 people 2012 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 18,683 people 2012 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 18,930 people 2012 - June, Central Coast Council area: 19,826 people 2012 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 18,830 people 2011 - Dec, Central Coast Council area: 18,215 people 2011 - Sept, Central Coast Council area: 17,025 people 2011 - June, Central Coast Council area: 14,877 people 2011 - Mar, Central Coast Council area: 14,938 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
Central Coast Council areaGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
December11,511176,258+6.53+4.62+4.80+5.50
September11,237175,749+6.39+4.72+4.70+5.50
June10,395177,467+5.86+4.78+4.80+5.60
March9,751178,388+5.47+4.88+5.00+5.70
2016
December9,341179,090+5.22+4.90+5.10+5.70
September10,662178,699+5.97+4.89+5.00+5.70
June23,948354,158+6.76+5.06+5.10+5.70
March23,250343,128+6.78+5.06+5.20+5.70
2015
December22,228329,328+6.75+5.11+5.30+5.80
September20,086315,933+6.36+5.25+5.70+6.10
June18,959308,880+6.14+5.20+5.90+6.10
March21,793309,963+7.03+5.24+6.00+6.10
2014
December21,215311,852+6.80+5.23+6.10+6.20
September21,251317,156+6.70+5.34+5.90+6.30
June20,196316,188+6.39+5.40+5.70+6.00
March19,344318,246+6.08+5.42+5.50+5.90
2013
December20,584322,642+6.38+5.38+5.70+5.90
September19,785318,387+6.21+5.15+5.80+5.80
June19,795317,992+6.23+4.91+5.60+5.70
March19,085312,214+6.11+4.87+5.40+5.50
2012
December18,683305,511+6.12+4.83+5.10+5.40
September18,930305,104+6.20+4.96+5.10+5.30
June19,826302,704+6.55+5.08+5.00+5.20
March18,830294,325+6.40+5.12+5.00+5.10
2011
December18,215287,063+6.35+5.06+5.20+5.20
September17,025283,789+6.00+4.89+5.30+5.20
June14,877283,431+5.25+4.83+5.20+5.00
March14,938292,459+5.11+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December16,174302,494+5.35+5.01+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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