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Unemployment

In the 2018 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the Hilltops Council area was 6.69%.

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 - 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: 5.70% 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: 5.90% 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 - June, NSW: 4.90% 2018 - Mar, NSW: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, NSW: 4.70% 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: 5.10% 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 - June, Regional NSW : 5.61% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.42% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.29% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.32% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.33% 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 : 6.75% 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 : 5.37% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.35% 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 - June, Hilltops Council area: 6.69% 2018 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 6.19% 2017 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 6.76% 2017 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 6.80% 2017 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.96% 2017 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.79% 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 5.11% 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.96% 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.29% 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.15% 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.98% 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.58% 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.42% 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.50% 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 7.13% 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 7.81% 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 7.76% 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: 5.18% 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.91% 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.28% 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.47% 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.10% 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.03% 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 3.85% 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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - June, Hilltops Council area: 601 people 2018 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 556 people 2017 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 594 people 2017 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 575 people 2017 - June, Hilltops Council area: 494 people 2017 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 480 people 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 431 people 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 427 people 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 460 people 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 445 people 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 431 people 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 398 people 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 380 people 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 474 people 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 608 people 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 655 people 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 644 people 2014 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 584 people 2013 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 460 people 2013 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 438 people 2013 - June, Hilltops Council area: 466 people 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 448 people 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 392 people 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 409 people 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 376 people 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 369 people 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 352 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, June 2017. 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
June6018,984+6.69+5.61+4.90+5.40
March5568,988+6.19+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December5948,784+6.76+5.29+4.70+5.50
September5758,455+6.80+5.32+4.70+5.50
June4948,287+5.96+5.33+4.80+5.60
March4808,284+5.79+5.45+5.00+5.80
2016
December4318,430+5.11+5.57+5.00+5.80
September4278,606+4.96+5.79+5.00+5.70
June4608,692+5.29+6.08+5.10+5.70
March4458,646+5.15+6.54+5.20+5.70
2015
December4318,659+4.98+7.05+5.30+5.80
September3988,684+4.58+7.30+5.70+6.00
June3808,597+4.42+7.33+5.80+6.10
March4748,616+5.50+7.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December6088,533+7.13+6.75+6.10+6.30
September6558,384+7.81+6.49+5.90+6.20
June6448,295+7.76+6.27+5.60+6.00
March5848,339+7.00+6.17+5.50+5.90
2013
December4608,476+5.43+5.99+5.80+5.80
September4388,729+5.02+5.88+5.80+5.80
June4668,991+5.18+5.86+5.60+5.70
March4489,119+4.91+5.66+5.40+5.50
2012
December3929,151+4.28+5.50+5.10+5.40
September4099,160+4.47+5.41+5.00+5.30
June3769,160+4.10+5.37+5.00+5.20
March3699,147+4.03+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December3529,144+3.85+5.39+5.20+5.20
September3249,054+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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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