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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Unemployment

In the 2020 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale was 3.1%.

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.

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Unemployment
Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleGreater PerthWestern AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLabour forceUnemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %
2020
March79225,2533.15.85.45.2
2019
December87425,1923.56.15.55.2
September95825,1443.86.35.75.2
June98925,0304.06.35.95.2
March91824,9563.76.46.25.1
2018
December88824,9413.66.46.35.0
September88925,1023.56.36.25.2
June85625,4523.46.26.25.4
March88425,7383.46.26.25.5
2017
December88525,6963.46.26.05.5
September85425,4973.36.35.85.5
June85525,2683.46.55.65.6
March84725,0913.46.56.05.8
2016
December80525,1593.26.26.45.8
September76025,2523.06.16.55.6
June74925,3523.06.06.15.6
March75525,4363.06.05.75.7
2015
December81125,5453.26.06.05.8
September83125,5363.35.76.26.0
June84125,6253.35.56.06.1
March81025,7653.15.45.76.1
2014
December75725,7612.95.25.46.3
September67825,9232.64.85.06.2
June62625,9912.44.65.06.0
March61525,9002.44.65.05.8
2013
December58825,7772.34.34.65.9
September65025,8512.54.44.55.8
June64525,8432.54.34.95.7
March60425,9332.34.04.75.6
2012
December59726,0932.34.04.35.4
September59025,9232.34.04.15.3
June58325,9242.24.13.85.2
March63225,7992.44.23.95.1
2011
December64825,6902.54.34.15.2
September63525,7482.54.24.35.2
June63225,5452.54.34.35.0
March58025,3692.34.44.25.0
2010
December56425,2592.24.64.45.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

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