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Unemployment

In the 2018 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the Lismore City was 5.84%.

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, New South Wales: 4.90% 2018 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.70% 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: 5.00% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.10% 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% 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, Lismore City: 5.84% 2018 - Mar, Lismore City: 5.62% 2017 - Dec, Lismore City: 5.43% 2017 - Sept, Lismore City: 5.93% 2017 - June, Lismore City: 6.40% 2017 - Mar, Lismore City: 6.53% 2016 - Dec, Lismore City: 6.74% 2016 - Sept, Lismore City: 7.57% 2016 - June, Lismore City: 8.51% 2016 - Mar, Lismore City: 9.58% 2015 - Dec, Lismore City: 10.36% 2015 - Sept, Lismore City: 10.99% 2015 - June, Lismore City: 10.45% 2015 - Mar, Lismore City: 9.86% 2014 - Dec, Lismore City: 8.76% 2014 - Sept, Lismore City: 7.63% 2014 - June, Lismore City: 7.38% 2014 - Mar, Lismore City: 7.93% 2013 - Dec, Lismore City: 8.02% 2013 - Sept, Lismore City: 7.93% 2013 - June, Lismore City: 7.53% 2013 - Mar, Lismore City: 6.61% 2012 - Dec, Lismore City: 6.15% 2012 - Sept, Lismore City: 5.80% 2012 - June, Lismore City: 5.65% 2012 - Mar, Lismore City: 5.80% 2011 - Dec, Lismore City: 5.95% 2011 - Sept, Lismore City: 6.35% 2011 - June, Lismore City: 6.83% 2011 - Mar, Lismore City: 6.89%
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, Lismore City: 1,342 people 2018 - Mar, Lismore City: 1,263 people 2017 - Dec, Lismore City: 1,183 people 2017 - Sept, Lismore City: 1,258 people 2017 - June, Lismore City: 1,371 people 2017 - Mar, Lismore City: 1,400 people 2016 - Dec, Lismore City: 1,465 people 2016 - Sept, Lismore City: 1,672 people 2016 - June, Lismore City: 1,870 people 2016 - Mar, Lismore City: 2,064 people 2015 - Dec, Lismore City: 2,153 people 2015 - Sept, Lismore City: 2,190 people 2015 - June, Lismore City: 2,018 people 2015 - Mar, Lismore City: 1,904 people 2014 - Dec, Lismore City: 1,736 people 2014 - Sept, Lismore City: 1,582 people 2014 - June, Lismore City: 1,565 people 2014 - Mar, Lismore City: 1,727 people 2013 - Dec, Lismore City: 1,750 people 2013 - Sept, Lismore City: 1,734 people 2013 - June, Lismore City: 1,673 people 2013 - Mar, Lismore City: 1,472 people 2012 - Dec, Lismore City: 1,371 people 2012 - Sept, Lismore City: 1,308 people 2012 - June, Lismore City: 1,288 people 2012 - Mar, Lismore City: 1,335 people 2011 - Dec, Lismore City: 1,404 people 2011 - Sept, Lismore City: 1,500 people 2011 - June, Lismore City: 1,604 people 2011 - Mar, Lismore City: 1,607 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
Lismore CityRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
June1,34222,970+5.84+5.61+4.90+5.40
March1,26322,492+5.62+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December1,18321,778+5.43+5.29+4.70+5.50
September1,25821,227+5.93+5.32+4.70+5.50
June1,37121,416+6.40+5.33+4.80+5.60
March1,40021,426+6.53+5.45+5.00+5.80
2016
December1,46521,737+6.74+5.57+5.00+5.80
September1,67222,080+7.57+5.79+5.00+5.70
June1,87021,964+8.51+6.08+5.10+5.70
March2,06421,538+9.58+6.54+5.20+5.70
2015
December2,15320,787+10.36+7.05+5.30+5.80
September2,19019,930+10.99+7.30+5.70+6.00
June2,01819,310+10.45+7.33+5.80+6.10
March1,90419,305+9.86+7.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December1,73619,823+8.76+6.75+6.10+6.30
September1,58220,722+7.63+6.49+5.90+6.20
June1,56521,192+7.38+6.27+5.60+6.00
March1,72721,774+7.93+6.17+5.50+5.90
2013
December1,75021,832+8.02+5.99+5.80+5.80
September1,73421,857+7.93+5.88+5.80+5.80
June1,67322,221+7.53+5.86+5.60+5.70
March1,47222,254+6.61+5.66+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,37122,284+6.15+5.50+5.10+5.40
September1,30822,571+5.80+5.41+5.00+5.30
June1,28822,801+5.65+5.37+5.00+5.20
March1,33523,014+5.80+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,40423,607+5.95+5.39+5.20+5.20
September1,50023,633+6.35+5.49+5.30+5.20
June1,60423,476+6.83+5.45+5.20+5.00
March1,60723,336+6.89+5.56+5.10+5.00
2010
December1,77622,910+7.75+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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