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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Cessnock City was 7.39%.

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 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, Cessnock City: 7.39% 2018 - Dec, Cessnock City: 8.01% 2018 - Sept, Cessnock City: 7.68% 2018 - June, Cessnock City: 7.98% 2018 - Mar, Cessnock City: 7.35% 2017 - Dec, Cessnock City: 6.55% 2017 - Sept, Cessnock City: 6.35% 2017 - June, Cessnock City: 6.07% 2017 - Mar, Cessnock City: 6.47% 2016 - Dec, Cessnock City: 6.32% 2016 - Sept, Cessnock City: 7.73% 2016 - June, Cessnock City: 9.42% 2016 - Mar, Cessnock City: 11.38% 2015 - Dec, Cessnock City: 13.87% 2015 - Sept, Cessnock City: 14.04% 2015 - June, Cessnock City: 13.49% 2015 - Mar, Cessnock City: 12.61% 2014 - Dec, Cessnock City: 10.85% 2014 - Sept, Cessnock City: 9.59% 2014 - June, Cessnock City: 8.21% 2014 - Mar, Cessnock City: 7.34% 2013 - Dec, Cessnock City: 6.50% 2013 - Sept, Cessnock City: 6.36% 2013 - June, Cessnock City: 6.45% 2013 - Mar, Cessnock City: 5.50% 2012 - Dec, Cessnock City: 4.72% 2012 - Sept, Cessnock City: 4.46% 2012 - June, Cessnock City: 4.01% 2012 - Mar, Cessnock City: 4.34% 2011 - Dec, Cessnock City: 5.32% 2011 - Sept, Cessnock City: 5.37% 2011 - June, Cessnock City: 5.74% 2011 - Mar, Cessnock City: 5.81%
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, Cessnock City: 2,111 people 2018 - Dec, Cessnock City: 2,285 people 2018 - Sept, Cessnock City: 2,204 people 2018 - June, Cessnock City: 2,252 people 2018 - Mar, Cessnock City: 2,036 people 2017 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,777 people 2017 - Sept, Cessnock City: 1,683 people 2017 - June, Cessnock City: 1,588 people 2017 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,693 people 2016 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,661 people 2016 - Sept, Cessnock City: 2,056 people 2016 - June, Cessnock City: 2,514 people 2016 - Mar, Cessnock City: 3,007 people 2015 - Dec, Cessnock City: 3,631 people 2015 - Sept, Cessnock City: 3,585 people 2015 - June, Cessnock City: 3,373 people 2015 - Mar, Cessnock City: 3,140 people 2014 - Dec, Cessnock City: 2,715 people 2014 - Sept, Cessnock City: 2,441 people 2014 - June, Cessnock City: 2,149 people 2014 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,940 people 2013 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,731 people 2013 - Sept, Cessnock City: 1,681 people 2013 - June, Cessnock City: 1,667 people 2013 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,407 people 2012 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,188 people 2012 - Sept, Cessnock City: 1,114 people 2012 - June, Cessnock City: 1,003 people 2012 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,084 people 2011 - Dec, Cessnock City: 1,323 people 2011 - Sept, Cessnock City: 1,341 people 2011 - June, Cessnock City: 1,429 people 2011 - Mar, Cessnock City: 1,445 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
Cessnock CityRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2,11128,556+7.39+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December2,28528,530+8.01+5.56+4.30+5.00
September2,20428,707+7.68+5.61+4.50+5.20
June2,25228,207+7.98+5.63+4.80+5.40
March2,03627,715+7.35+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December1,77727,114+6.55+5.26+4.80+5.50
September1,68326,509+6.35+5.28+4.70+5.50
June1,58826,176+6.07+5.28+4.80+5.60
March1,69326,170+6.47+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December1,66126,294+6.32+5.52+5.10+5.80
September2,05626,610+7.73+5.76+5.00+5.60
June2,51426,690+9.42+6.06+5.00+5.60
March3,00726,414+11.38+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December3,63126,178+13.87+7.08+5.30+5.80
September3,58525,538+14.04+7.35+5.70+6.00
June3,37325,008+13.49+7.38+5.80+6.10
March3,14024,906+12.61+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December2,71525,013+10.85+6.76+6.10+6.30
September2,44125,449+9.59+6.45+5.90+6.20
June2,14926,178+8.21+6.19+5.60+6.00
March1,94026,435+7.34+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December1,73126,651+6.50+5.94+5.80+5.80
September1,68126,438+6.36+5.84+5.80+5.80
June1,66725,833+6.45+5.81+5.60+5.70
March1,40725,563+5.50+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,18825,150+4.72+5.44+5.10+5.40
September1,11424,963+4.46+5.35+5.00+5.30
June1,00325,032+4.01+5.35+5.00+5.20
March1,08424,950+4.34+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,32324,885+5.32+5.39+5.20+5.20
September1,34124,966+5.37+5.48+5.30+5.20
June1,42924,887+5.74+5.43+5.20+5.00
March1,44524,859+5.81+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December1,46524,486+5.98+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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