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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Cumberland Council area was 8.15%.

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 - 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, Greater Sydney : 4.07% 2018 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.20% 2018 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.32% 2018 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.41% 2018 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.47% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.56% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.67% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.16% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.10% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.14% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.12% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.25% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.79% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.74% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.69% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.93% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.98% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.94% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.75% 2019 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8.15% 2018 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 8.12% 2018 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7.45% 2018 - June, Cumberland Council area: 6.95% 2018 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 6.43% 2017 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 6.61% 2017 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 6.96% 2017 - June, Cumberland Council area: 6.98% 2017 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 7.43% 2016 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 7.01% 2016 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7.41% 2016 - June, Cumberland Council area: 8.24% 2016 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8.18% 2015 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 8.37% 2015 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7.97% 2015 - June, Cumberland Council area: 8.05% 2015 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8.46% 2014 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 8.82% 2014 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 9.75% 2014 - June, Cumberland Council area: 10.22% 2014 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 10.30% 2013 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 10.75% 2013 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 10.17% 2013 - June, Cumberland Council area: 8.84% 2013 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 7.97% 2012 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 7.03% 2012 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7.18% 2012 - June, Cumberland Council area: 7.70% 2012 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8.25% 2011 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 7.92% 2011 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7.51% 2011 - June, Cumberland Council area: 7.71% 2011 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8.04%
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, Cumberland Council area: 9,526 people 2018 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 9,268 people 2018 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 8,310 people 2018 - June, Cumberland Council area: 7,724 people 2018 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 7,157 people 2017 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 7,370 people 2017 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7,771 people 2017 - June, Cumberland Council area: 7,771 people 2017 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8,127 people 2016 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 7,573 people 2016 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7,942 people 2016 - June, Cumberland Council area: 8,794 people 2016 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8,752 people 2015 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 8,926 people 2015 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 8,450 people 2015 - June, Cumberland Council area: 8,487 people 2015 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 8,831 people 2014 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 9,110 people 2014 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 9,895 people 2014 - June, Cumberland Council area: 10,235 people 2014 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 10,174 people 2013 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 10,571 people 2013 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 9,953 people 2013 - June, Cumberland Council area: 8,606 people 2013 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 7,726 people 2012 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 6,790 people 2012 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 6,922 people 2012 - June, Cumberland Council area: 7,383 people 2012 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 7,899 people 2011 - Dec, Cumberland Council area: 7,535 people 2011 - Sept, Cumberland Council area: 7,132 people 2011 - June, Cumberland Council area: 7,291 people 2011 - Mar, Cumberland Council area: 7,474 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
Cumberland Council areaGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March9,526116,881+8.15+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December9,268114,169+8.12+4.20+4.30+5.00
September8,310111,556+7.45+4.32+4.50+5.20
June7,724111,081+6.95+4.41+4.80+5.40
March7,157111,237+6.43+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December7,370111,433+6.61+4.56+4.80+5.50
September7,771111,638+6.96+4.67+4.70+5.50
June7,771111,259+6.98+4.71+4.80+5.60
March8,127109,409+7.43+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December7,573108,006+7.01+4.80+5.10+5.80
September7,942107,119+7.41+4.77+5.00+5.60
June8,794106,667+8.24+4.96+5.00+5.60
March8,752106,950+8.18+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December8,926106,676+8.37+5.02+5.30+5.80
September8,450106,020+7.97+5.16+5.70+6.00
June8,487105,408+8.05+5.10+5.80+6.10
March8,831104,415+8.46+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December9,110103,287+8.82+5.12+6.10+6.30
September9,895101,492+9.75+5.22+5.90+6.20
June10,235100,162+10.22+5.27+5.60+6.00
March10,17498,803+10.30+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December10,57198,305+10.75+5.25+5.80+5.80
September9,95397,883+10.17+5.02+5.80+5.80
June8,60697,392+8.84+4.79+5.60+5.70
March7,72696,960+7.97+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December6,79096,647+7.03+4.69+5.10+5.40
September6,92296,425+7.18+4.82+5.00+5.30
June7,38395,889+7.70+4.93+5.00+5.20
March7,89995,772+8.25+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December7,53595,138+7.92+4.94+5.20+5.20
September7,13294,944+7.51+4.77+5.30+5.20
June7,29194,535+7.71+4.71+5.20+5.00
March7,47492,955+8.04+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December8,22091,191+9.01+4.85+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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