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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Hume City was 7.79%.

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, Victoria: 4.70% 2018 - Dec, Victoria: 4.60% 2018 - Sept, Victoria: 4.60% 2018 - June, Victoria: 5.00% 2018 - Mar, Victoria: 5.40% 2017 - Dec, Victoria: 5.70% 2017 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2017 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Victoria: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Victoria: 5.90% 2016 - Sept, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.50% 2014 - Sept, Victoria: 6.80% 2014 - June, Victoria: 6.70% 2014 - Mar, Victoria: 6.50% 2013 - Dec, Victoria: 6.30% 2013 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2013 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.70% 2012 - Dec, Victoria: 5.60% 2012 - Sept, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - June, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, Victoria: 5.40% 2011 - Dec, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, Victoria: 5.20% 2011 - June, Victoria: 4.90% 2011 - Mar, Victoria: 4.80% 2019 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.72% 2018 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2018 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.24% 2018 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.87% 2017 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.01% 2017 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.12% 2017 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.82% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.77% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.85% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.10% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.28% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.43% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.50% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.61% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.52% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.33% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.22% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.97% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.57% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.49% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.43% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.39% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.19% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.97% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.83% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.74% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.86% 2019 - Mar, Hume City: 7.79% 2018 - Dec, Hume City: 8.15% 2018 - Sept, Hume City: 8.48% 2018 - June, Hume City: 9.21% 2018 - Mar, Hume City: 10.02% 2017 - Dec, Hume City: 10.52% 2017 - Sept, Hume City: 10.86% 2017 - June, Hume City: 10.54% 2017 - Mar, Hume City: 10.33% 2016 - Dec, Hume City: 9.95% 2016 - Sept, Hume City: 9.38% 2016 - June, Hume City: 9.27% 2016 - Mar, Hume City: 9.20% 2015 - Dec, Hume City: 8.86% 2015 - Sept, Hume City: 8.95% 2015 - June, Hume City: 9.11% 2015 - Mar, Hume City: 9.21% 2014 - Dec, Hume City: 9.87% 2014 - Sept, Hume City: 10.22% 2014 - June, Hume City: 10.09% 2014 - Mar, Hume City: 9.85% 2013 - Dec, Hume City: 8.98% 2013 - Sept, Hume City: 8.13% 2013 - June, Hume City: 6.93% 2013 - Mar, Hume City: 6.41% 2012 - Dec, Hume City: 6.91% 2012 - Sept, Hume City: 7.57% 2012 - June, Hume City: 8.46% 2012 - Mar, Hume City: 8.71% 2011 - Dec, Hume City: 8.42% 2011 - Sept, Hume City: 8.46% 2011 - June, Hume City: 8.97% 2011 - Mar, Hume City: 9.83%
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, Hume City: 8,422 people 2018 - Dec, Hume City: 8,754 people 2018 - Sept, Hume City: 9,070 people 2018 - June, Hume City: 9,767 people 2018 - Mar, Hume City: 10,603 people 2017 - Dec, Hume City: 11,091 people 2017 - Sept, Hume City: 11,356 people 2017 - June, Hume City: 10,884 people 2017 - Mar, Hume City: 10,465 people 2016 - Dec, Hume City: 9,876 people 2016 - Sept, Hume City: 9,091 people 2016 - June, Hume City: 8,795 people 2016 - Mar, Hume City: 8,631 people 2015 - Dec, Hume City: 8,242 people 2015 - Sept, Hume City: 8,314 people 2015 - June, Hume City: 8,466 people 2015 - Mar, Hume City: 8,493 people 2014 - Dec, Hume City: 9,087 people 2014 - Sept, Hume City: 9,387 people 2014 - June, Hume City: 9,289 people 2014 - Mar, Hume City: 9,036 people 2013 - Dec, Hume City: 8,113 people 2013 - Sept, Hume City: 7,182 people 2013 - June, Hume City: 6,012 people 2013 - Mar, Hume City: 5,574 people 2012 - Dec, Hume City: 6,084 people 2012 - Sept, Hume City: 6,680 people 2012 - June, Hume City: 7,368 people 2012 - Mar, Hume City: 7,504 people 2011 - Dec, Hume City: 7,116 people 2011 - Sept, Hume City: 7,077 people 2011 - June, Hume City: 7,464 people 2011 - Mar, Hume City: 8,083 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
Hume CityGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March8,422108,160+7.79+4.72+4.70+5.10
2018
December8,754107,395+8.15+4.90+4.60+5.00
September9,070106,928+8.48+5.24+4.60+5.20
June9,767106,026+9.21+5.63+5.00+5.40
March10,603105,778+10.02+5.87+5.40+5.50
2017
December11,091105,430+10.52+6.01+5.70+5.50
September11,356104,534+10.86+6.12+5.90+5.50
June10,884103,301+10.54+5.96+6.10+5.60
March10,465101,269+10.33+5.82+6.00+5.70
2016
December9,87699,303+9.95+5.77+5.90+5.80
September9,09196,961+9.38+5.72+5.80+5.60
June8,79594,918+9.27+5.85+5.70+5.60
March8,63193,838+9.20+5.96+5.80+5.70
2015
December8,24292,997+8.86+6.10+6.00+5.80
September8,31492,869+8.95+6.28+6.00+6.00
June8,46692,958+9.11+6.43+6.00+6.10
March8,49392,183+9.21+6.50+6.10+6.10
2014
December9,08792,033+9.87+6.61+6.50+6.30
September9,38791,894+10.22+6.52+6.80+6.20
June9,28992,054+10.09+6.33+6.70+6.00
March9,03691,701+9.85+6.22+6.50+5.80
2013
December8,11390,356+8.98+5.97+6.30+5.80
September7,18288,315+8.13+5.72+5.90+5.80
June6,01286,804+6.93+5.57+5.70+5.70
March5,57486,985+6.41+5.49+5.70+5.50
2012
December6,08488,013+6.91+5.40+5.60+5.40
September6,68088,258+7.57+5.43+5.50+5.30
June7,36887,128+8.46+5.39+5.50+5.20
March7,50486,151+8.71+5.19+5.40+5.10
2011
December7,11684,545+8.42+4.97+5.30+5.20
September7,07783,609+8.46+4.83+5.20+5.20
June7,46483,179+8.97+4.74+4.90+5.00
March8,08382,220+9.83+4.86+4.80+5.00
2010
December8,21681,134+10.13+5.00+5.10+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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