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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Launceston was 7.43%.

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, Tasmania: 6.60% 2018 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2018 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2018 - June, Tasmania: 6.00% 2018 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - June, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.40% 2016 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.40% 2015 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2014 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.10% 2014 - June, Tasmania: 7.30% 2014 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.40% 2013 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.60% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 8.00% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.80% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.30% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.10% 2012 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.00% 2012 - June, Tasmania: 6.90% 2012 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.90% 2011 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.40% 2011 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.40% 2011 - June, Tasmania: 5.30% 2011 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.50% 2019 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2018 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.04% 2018 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.03% 2018 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.96% 2018 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.74% 2017 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.60% 2017 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.61% 2017 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.80% 2017 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.89% 2016 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.35% 2016 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.38% 2016 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.10% 2016 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2015 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.17% 2015 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.01% 2015 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.30% 2015 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.28% 2014 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.44% 2014 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.80% 2014 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.74% 2014 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.85% 2013 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.58% 2013 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.23% 2013 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.07% 2013 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.79% 2012 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.75% 2012 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.95% 2011 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 4.61% 2011 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 4.47% 2011 - June, Greater Hobart : 4.60% 2011 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.80% 2019 - Mar, City of Launceston: 7.43% 2018 - Dec, City of Launceston: 6.75% 2018 - Sept, City of Launceston: 6.84% 2018 - June, City of Launceston: 6.78% 2018 - Mar, City of Launceston: 7.00% 2017 - Dec, City of Launceston: 7.39% 2017 - Sept, City of Launceston: 7.86% 2017 - June, City of Launceston: 8.12% 2017 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.57% 2016 - Dec, City of Launceston: 8.90% 2016 - Sept, City of Launceston: 9.03% 2016 - June, City of Launceston: 8.84% 2016 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.38% 2015 - Dec, City of Launceston: 7.76% 2015 - Sept, City of Launceston: 7.29% 2015 - June, City of Launceston: 7.84% 2015 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.35% 2014 - Dec, City of Launceston: 8.80% 2014 - Sept, City of Launceston: 9.24% 2014 - June, City of Launceston: 9.31% 2014 - Mar, City of Launceston: 9.26% 2013 - Dec, City of Launceston: 9.42% 2013 - Sept, City of Launceston: 9.12% 2013 - June, City of Launceston: 8.58% 2013 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.22% 2012 - Dec, City of Launceston: 8.10% 2012 - Sept, City of Launceston: 7.96% 2012 - June, City of Launceston: 7.58% 2012 - Mar, City of Launceston: 7.20% 2011 - Dec, City of Launceston: 6.86% 2011 - Sept, City of Launceston: 6.57% 2011 - June, City of Launceston: 6.67% 2011 - Mar, City of Launceston: 6.52%
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, City of Launceston: 2,561 people 2018 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,329 people 2018 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,353 people 2018 - June, City of Launceston: 2,336 people 2018 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,408 people 2017 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,521 people 2017 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,650 people 2017 - June, City of Launceston: 2,715 people 2017 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,851 people 2016 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,979 people 2016 - Sept, City of Launceston: 3,028 people 2016 - June, City of Launceston: 2,965 people 2016 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,794 people 2015 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,560 people 2015 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,418 people 2015 - June, City of Launceston: 2,627 people 2015 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,823 people 2014 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,999 people 2014 - Sept, City of Launceston: 3,115 people 2014 - June, City of Launceston: 3,112 people 2014 - Mar, City of Launceston: 3,095 people 2013 - Dec, City of Launceston: 3,152 people 2013 - Sept, City of Launceston: 3,077 people 2013 - June, City of Launceston: 2,915 people 2013 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,803 people 2012 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,786 people 2012 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,749 people 2012 - June, City of Launceston: 2,620 people 2012 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,494 people 2011 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,380 people 2011 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,279 people 2011 - June, City of Launceston: 2,327 people 2011 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,274 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
City of LauncestonGreater Hobart TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2,56134,471+7.43+6.24+6.60+5.10
2018
December2,32934,489+6.75+6.04+6.10+5.00
September2,35334,419+6.84+6.03+5.90+5.20
June2,33634,434+6.78+5.96+6.00+5.40
March2,40834,379+7.00+5.74+5.90+5.50
2017
December2,52134,116+7.39+5.60+6.00+5.50
September2,65033,719+7.86+5.61+5.90+5.50
June2,71533,422+8.12+5.80+5.90+5.60
March2,85133,281+8.57+5.89+5.70+5.70
2016
December2,97933,476+8.90+6.35+6.10+5.80
September3,02833,536+9.03+6.38+6.50+5.60
June2,96533,542+8.84+6.10+6.40+5.60
March2,79433,330+8.38+6.24+6.50+5.70
2015
December2,56032,977+7.76+6.17+6.60+5.80
September2,41833,178+7.29+6.01+6.40+6.00
June2,62733,509+7.84+6.30+6.50+6.10
March2,82333,806+8.35+6.28+6.60+6.10
2014
December2,99934,070+8.80+6.44+6.70+6.30
September3,11533,717+9.24+6.80+7.10+6.20
June3,11233,433+9.31+6.74+7.30+6.00
March3,09533,409+9.26+6.85+7.40+5.80
2013
December3,15233,453+9.42+6.58+7.60+5.80
September3,07733,757+9.12+6.23+8.00+5.80
June2,91533,969+8.58+6.07+7.80+5.70
March2,80334,100+8.22+5.87+7.30+5.50
2012
December2,78634,412+8.10+5.79+7.10+5.40
September2,74934,555+7.96+5.75+7.00+5.30
June2,62034,546+7.58+5.44+6.90+5.20
March2,49434,657+7.20+4.95+6.90+5.10
2011
December2,38034,695+6.86+4.61+6.40+5.20
September2,27934,698+6.57+4.47+5.40+5.20
June2,32734,887+6.67+4.60+5.30+5.00
March2,27434,894+6.52+4.80+5.50+5.00
2010
December2,19234,725+6.31+4.88+5.50+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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