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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Gunnedah Shire was 6.37%.

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, 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, Gunnedah Shire: 6.37% 2018 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 6.59% 2018 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 6.70% 2018 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 6.24% 2018 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 5.58% 2017 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 5.88% 2017 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 6.06% 2017 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 6.72% 2017 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 6.76% 2016 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 7.34% 2016 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 7.86% 2016 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 8.02% 2016 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 8.82% 2015 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 9.03% 2015 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 8.76% 2015 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 8.75% 2015 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 8.86% 2014 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 7.82% 2014 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 7.59% 2014 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 6.87% 2014 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 6.02% 2013 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 6.35% 2013 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 6.13% 2013 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 6.19% 2013 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 6.25% 2012 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 5.99% 2012 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 6.56% 2012 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 7.18% 2012 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 7.79% 2011 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 8.53% 2011 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 8.43% 2011 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 7.72% 2011 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 7.10%
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, Gunnedah Shire: 386 people 2018 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 396 people 2018 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 402 people 2018 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 372 people 2018 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 330 people 2017 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 341 people 2017 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 349 people 2017 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 394 people 2017 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 404 people 2016 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 451 people 2016 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 483 people 2016 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 488 people 2016 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 538 people 2015 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 547 people 2015 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 535 people 2015 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 536 people 2015 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 532 people 2014 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 468 people 2014 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 450 people 2014 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 401 people 2014 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 358 people 2013 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 379 people 2013 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 362 people 2013 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 365 people 2013 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 361 people 2012 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 345 people 2012 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 387 people 2012 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 435 people 2012 - Mar, Gunnedah Shire: 479 people 2011 - Dec, Gunnedah Shire: 528 people 2011 - Sept, Gunnedah Shire: 521 people 2011 - June, Gunnedah Shire: 473 people 2011 - Mar, Gunnedah 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
Gunnedah ShireRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March3866,061+6.37+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December3966,010+6.59+5.56+4.30+5.00
September4026,004+6.70+5.61+4.50+5.20
June3725,961+6.24+5.63+4.80+5.40
March3305,910+5.58+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December3415,801+5.88+5.26+4.80+5.50
September3495,762+6.06+5.28+4.70+5.50
June3945,862+6.72+5.28+4.80+5.60
March4045,976+6.76+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December4516,147+7.34+5.52+5.10+5.80
September4836,146+7.86+5.76+5.00+5.60
June4886,084+8.02+6.06+5.00+5.60
March5386,100+8.82+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December5476,059+9.03+7.08+5.30+5.80
September5356,108+8.76+7.35+5.70+6.00
June5366,124+8.75+7.38+5.80+6.10
March5326,007+8.86+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December4685,985+7.82+6.76+6.10+6.30
September4505,928+7.59+6.45+5.90+6.20
June4015,836+6.87+6.19+5.60+6.00
March3585,946+6.02+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December3795,968+6.35+5.94+5.80+5.80
September3625,906+6.13+5.84+5.80+5.80
June3655,892+6.19+5.81+5.60+5.70
March3615,772+6.25+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December3455,760+5.99+5.44+5.10+5.40
September3875,903+6.56+5.35+5.00+5.30
June4356,059+7.18+5.35+5.00+5.20
March4796,147+7.79+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December5286,192+8.53+5.39+5.20+5.20
September5216,181+8.43+5.48+5.30+5.20
June4736,125+7.72+5.43+5.20+5.00
March4356,131+7.10+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December4376,108+7.15+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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