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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Hilltops Council area was 7.63%.

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: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 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: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 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% 2018 - Dec, NSW: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, NSW: 4.50% 2018 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, NSW: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, NSW: 4.70% 2017 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 5.10% 2018 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.59% 2018 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.62% 2018 - June, Regional NSW : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.44% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.30% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.34% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.34% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.57% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.79% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.08% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.54% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.05% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.30% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.33% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.14% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.76% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.49% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.27% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.17% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.99% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.88% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.86% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.66% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.50% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.41% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.38% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.36% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.49% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2018 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 7.63% 2018 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 7.18% 2018 - June, Hilltops Council area: 6.78% 2018 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 6.23% 2017 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 6.80% 2017 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 6.82% 2017 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.95% 2017 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.76% 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 5.07% 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.91% 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.24% 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.09% 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.93% 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.54% 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.38% 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.44% 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 7.07% 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 7.76% 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 7.74% 2014 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 7.00% 2013 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 5.43% 2013 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 5.02% 2013 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.19% 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.92% 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.29% 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.47% 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.09% 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.03% 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 3.84% 2011 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 3.58% 2011 - June, Hilltops Council area: 3.93% 2011 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.84%
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 2018 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 665 people 2018 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 629 people 2018 - June, Hilltops Council area: 603 people 2018 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 555 people 2017 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 592 people 2017 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 573 people 2017 - June, Hilltops Council area: 492 people 2017 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 478 people 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 430 people 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 425 people 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 458 people 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 443 people 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 429 people 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 397 people 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 379 people 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 472 people 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 607 people 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 654 people 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 643 people 2014 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 583 people 2013 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 459 people 2013 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 437 people 2013 - June, Hilltops Council area: 465 people 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 447 people 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 391 people 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 408 people 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 374 people 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 368 people 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 351 people 2011 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 324 people 2011 - June, Hilltops Council area: 352 people 2011 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 428 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
Hilltops Council areaRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
December6658,714+7.63+5.59+4.30+5.00
September6298,762+7.18+5.62+4.50+5.20
June6038,900+6.78+5.63+4.80+5.40
March5558,906+6.23+5.44+4.90+5.50
2017
December5928,705+6.80+5.30+4.80+5.50
September5738,407+6.82+5.34+4.70+5.50
June4928,273+5.95+5.34+4.80+5.60
March4788,304+5.76+5.45+5.00+5.80
2016
December4308,480+5.07+5.57+5.00+5.80
September4258,660+4.91+5.79+5.00+5.70
June4588,745+5.24+6.08+5.00+5.60
March4438,698+5.09+6.54+5.20+5.70
2015
December4298,710+4.93+7.05+5.30+5.80
September3978,737+4.54+7.30+5.70+6.00
June3798,651+4.38+7.33+5.80+6.10
March4728,672+5.44+7.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December6078,590+7.07+6.76+6.10+6.30
September6548,423+7.76+6.49+5.90+6.20
June6438,311+7.74+6.27+5.60+6.00
March5838,333+7.00+6.17+5.50+5.80
2013
December4598,448+5.43+5.99+5.80+5.80
September4378,699+5.02+5.88+5.80+5.80
June4658,962+5.19+5.86+5.60+5.70
March4479,091+4.92+5.66+5.40+5.50
2012
December3919,124+4.29+5.50+5.10+5.40
September4089,134+4.47+5.41+5.00+5.30
June3749,134+4.09+5.38+5.00+5.20
March3689,128+4.03+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December3519,132+3.84+5.39+5.20+5.20
September3249,047+3.58+5.49+5.30+5.20
June3528,952+3.93+5.45+5.20+5.00
March4288,839+4.84+5.56+5.10+5.00
2010
December5628,646+6.50+5.77+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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