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Unemployment

In the 2019 June quarter, the unemployment rate in Cowra Shire was 6.86%.

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 - June, Australia: 5.20% 2019 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2018 - Dec, Australia: 5.00% 2018 - Sept, Australia: 5.10% 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: 5.80% 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: 5.90% 2013 - Sept, Australia: 5.80% 2013 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Australia: 5.60% 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 - June, New South Wales: 4.50% 2019 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.40% 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: 4.80% 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 - June, Regional NSW : 4.88% 2019 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.14% 2018 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2018 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.60% 2018 - June, Regional NSW : 5.61% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.40% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.25% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.26% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.37% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.47% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.70% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.00% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.45% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.98% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.23% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.27% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.10% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.72% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.44% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.19% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.07% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.90% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.78% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.76% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.54% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.38% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.29% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.31% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.40% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.46% 2019 - June, Cowra Shire: 6.86% 2019 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 8.02% 2018 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 8.66% 2018 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 8.04% 2018 - June, Cowra Shire: 7.02% 2018 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 5.79% 2017 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 5.90% 2017 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 6.33% 2017 - June, Cowra Shire: 6.12% 2017 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 6.61% 2016 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 6.11% 2016 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 6.53% 2016 - June, Cowra Shire: 8.29% 2016 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 9.05% 2015 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 10.53% 2015 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 11.20% 2015 - June, Cowra Shire: 10.68% 2015 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 10.14% 2014 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 9.43% 2014 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 9.44% 2014 - June, Cowra Shire: 9.38% 2014 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 9.90% 2013 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 10.44% 2013 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 10.50% 2013 - June, Cowra Shire: 10.66% 2013 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 10.48% 2012 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 11.03% 2012 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 10.09% 2012 - June, Cowra Shire: 9.52% 2012 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 8.65% 2011 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 7.52% 2011 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 7.68% 2011 - June, Cowra Shire: 7.27% 2011 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 7.17%
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 - June, Cowra Shire: 410 people 2019 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 482 people 2018 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 512 people 2018 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 465 people 2018 - June, Cowra Shire: 401 people 2018 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 332 people 2017 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 341 people 2017 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 373 people 2017 - June, Cowra Shire: 362 people 2017 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 393 people 2016 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 367 people 2016 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 396 people 2016 - June, Cowra Shire: 505 people 2016 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 547 people 2015 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 627 people 2015 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 648 people 2015 - June, Cowra Shire: 608 people 2015 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 581 people 2014 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 549 people 2014 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 562 people 2014 - June, Cowra Shire: 569 people 2014 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 597 people 2013 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 619 people 2013 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 608 people 2013 - June, Cowra Shire: 603 people 2013 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 585 people 2012 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 611 people 2012 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 553 people 2012 - June, Cowra Shire: 518 people 2012 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 473 people 2011 - Dec, Cowra Shire: 421 people 2011 - Sept, Cowra Shire: 443 people 2011 - June, Cowra Shire: 431 people 2011 - Mar, Cowra Shire: 435 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
Cowra ShireRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
June4105,978+6.86+4.88+4.50+5.20
March4826,008+8.02+5.14+4.40+5.10
2018
December5125,913+8.66+5.56+4.30+5.00
September4655,786+8.04+5.60+4.50+5.10
June4015,711+7.02+5.61+4.80+5.40
March3325,733+5.79+5.40+4.90+5.50
2017
December3415,782+5.90+5.25+4.80+5.50
September3735,896+6.33+5.28+4.80+5.50
June3625,911+6.12+5.26+4.80+5.60
March3935,946+6.61+5.37+5.00+5.80
2016
December3676,002+6.11+5.47+5.10+5.80
September3966,065+6.53+5.70+5.00+5.60
June5056,091+8.29+6.00+5.00+5.60
March5476,045+9.05+6.45+5.20+5.70
2015
December6275,956+10.53+6.98+5.30+5.80
September6485,786+11.20+7.23+5.70+6.00
June6085,692+10.68+7.27+5.80+6.10
March5815,731+10.14+7.10+5.90+6.10
2014
December5495,823+9.43+6.72+6.10+6.30
September5625,956+9.44+6.44+5.90+6.20
June5696,067+9.38+6.19+5.60+6.00
March5976,030+9.90+6.07+5.50+5.80
2013
December6195,931+10.44+5.90+5.80+5.90
September6085,790+10.50+5.78+5.80+5.80
June6035,659+10.66+5.76+5.60+5.70
March5855,582+10.48+5.54+5.40+5.60
2012
December6115,541+11.03+5.38+5.10+5.40
September5535,479+10.09+5.29+5.00+5.30
June5185,439+9.52+5.28+5.00+5.20
March4735,468+8.65+5.28+5.00+5.10
2011
December4215,599+7.52+5.31+5.20+5.20
September4435,766+7.68+5.40+5.30+5.20
June4315,927+7.27+5.35+5.20+5.00
March4356,067+7.17+5.46+5.10+5.00
2010
December4316,052+7.12+5.68+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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