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Unemployment

In the 2019 June quarter, the unemployment rate in Burnie City was 7.76%.

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, Tasmania: 6.50% 2019 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.50% 2018 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.20% 2018 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2018 - June, Tasmania: 5.90% 2018 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - June, Tasmania: 5.80% 2017 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.00% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.30% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2014 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.80% 2014 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.00% 2014 - June, Tasmania: 7.30% 2014 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.40% 2013 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.70% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.90% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.80% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.40% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.10% 2012 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.00% 2012 - June, Tasmania: 7.00% 2012 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.80% 2011 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.30% 2011 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.70% 2011 - June, Tasmania: 5.30% 2011 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.40% 2019 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.47% 2019 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2018 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.04% 2018 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.03% 2018 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.96% 2018 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.74% 2017 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.60% 2017 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.62% 2017 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.80% 2017 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.89% 2016 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.35% 2016 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.38% 2016 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.10% 2016 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2015 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.17% 2015 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.01% 2015 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.30% 2015 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.28% 2014 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.44% 2014 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.80% 2014 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.74% 2014 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.85% 2013 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.58% 2013 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.23% 2013 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.07% 2013 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.79% 2012 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.75% 2012 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.95% 2011 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 4.61% 2011 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 4.47% 2011 - June, Greater Hobart : 4.60% 2011 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.80% 2019 - June, Burnie City: 7.76% 2019 - Mar, Burnie City: 8.04% 2018 - Dec, Burnie City: 7.84% 2018 - Sept, Burnie City: 8.27% 2018 - June, Burnie City: 8.41% 2018 - Mar, Burnie City: 7.95% 2017 - Dec, Burnie City: 7.57% 2017 - Sept, Burnie City: 7.31% 2017 - June, Burnie City: 7.32% 2017 - Mar, Burnie City: 7.33% 2016 - Dec, Burnie City: 7.26% 2016 - Sept, Burnie City: 7.17% 2016 - June, Burnie City: 7.41% 2016 - Mar, Burnie City: 8.30% 2015 - Dec, Burnie City: 9.01% 2015 - Sept, Burnie City: 10.00% 2015 - June, Burnie City: 9.94% 2015 - Mar, Burnie City: 9.77% 2014 - Dec, Burnie City: 10.08% 2014 - Sept, Burnie City: 10.18% 2014 - June, Burnie City: 10.92% 2014 - Mar, Burnie City: 11.09% 2013 - Dec, Burnie City: 11.23% 2013 - Sept, Burnie City: 11.13% 2013 - June, Burnie City: 10.71% 2013 - Mar, Burnie City: 11.26% 2012 - Dec, Burnie City: 11.40% 2012 - Sept, Burnie City: 10.74% 2012 - June, Burnie City: 9.73% 2012 - Mar, Burnie City: 8.60% 2011 - Dec, Burnie City: 8.21% 2011 - Sept, Burnie City: 8.41% 2011 - June, Burnie City: 9.14% 2011 - Mar, Burnie City: 9.92%
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, Burnie City: 715 people 2019 - Mar, Burnie City: 741 people 2018 - Dec, Burnie City: 723 people 2018 - Sept, Burnie City: 764 people 2018 - June, Burnie City: 775 people 2018 - Mar, Burnie City: 731 people 2017 - Dec, Burnie City: 698 people 2017 - Sept, Burnie City: 681 people 2017 - June, Burnie City: 687 people 2017 - Mar, Burnie City: 689 people 2016 - Dec, Burnie City: 681 people 2016 - Sept, Burnie City: 677 people 2016 - June, Burnie City: 707 people 2016 - Mar, Burnie City: 798 people 2015 - Dec, Burnie City: 871 people 2015 - Sept, Burnie City: 958 people 2015 - June, Burnie City: 938 people 2015 - Mar, Burnie City: 918 people 2014 - Dec, Burnie City: 947 people 2014 - Sept, Burnie City: 951 people 2014 - June, Burnie City: 1,018 people 2014 - Mar, Burnie City: 1,037 people 2013 - Dec, Burnie City: 1,050 people 2013 - Sept, Burnie City: 1,044 people 2013 - June, Burnie City: 1,004 people 2013 - Mar, Burnie City: 1,047 people 2012 - Dec, Burnie City: 1,052 people 2012 - Sept, Burnie City: 985 people 2012 - June, Burnie City: 891 people 2012 - Mar, Burnie City: 790 people 2011 - Dec, Burnie City: 768 people 2011 - Sept, Burnie City: 799 people 2011 - June, Burnie City: 878 people 2011 - Mar, Burnie City: 958 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
Burnie CityGreater Hobart TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
June7159,213+7.76+6.47+6.50+5.20
March7419,211+8.04+6.24+6.50+5.10
2018
December7239,220+7.84+6.04+6.20+5.00
September7649,237+8.27+6.03+5.90+5.10
June7759,212+8.41+5.96+5.90+5.40
March7319,191+7.95+5.74+5.90+5.50
2017
December6989,216+7.57+5.60+6.00+5.50
September6819,313+7.31+5.62+5.90+5.50
June6879,385+7.32+5.80+5.80+5.60
March6899,405+7.33+5.89+5.80+5.80
2016
December6819,386+7.26+6.35+6.00+5.80
September6779,444+7.17+6.38+6.30+5.60
June7079,544+7.41+6.10+6.50+5.60
March7989,618+8.30+6.24+6.60+5.70
2015
December8719,670+9.01+6.17+6.60+5.80
September9589,584+10.00+6.01+6.50+6.00
June9389,436+9.94+6.30+6.50+6.10
March9189,394+9.77+6.28+6.60+6.10
2014
December9479,391+10.08+6.44+6.80+6.30
September9519,343+10.18+6.80+7.00+6.20
June1,0189,319+10.92+6.74+7.30+6.00
March1,0379,351+11.09+6.85+7.40+5.80
2013
December1,0509,349+11.23+6.58+7.70+5.90
September1,0449,376+11.13+6.23+7.90+5.80
June1,0049,377+10.71+6.07+7.80+5.70
March1,0479,302+11.26+5.87+7.40+5.60
2012
December1,0529,230+11.40+5.79+7.10+5.40
September9859,171+10.74+5.75+7.00+5.30
June8919,160+9.73+5.44+7.00+5.20
March7909,187+8.60+4.95+6.80+5.10
2011
December7689,349+8.21+4.61+6.30+5.20
September7999,502+8.41+4.47+5.70+5.20
June8789,605+9.14+4.60+5.30+5.00
March9589,661+9.92+4.80+5.40+5.00
2010
December9629,611+10.01+4.88+5.60+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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