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Unemployment

In the 2018 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Melton was 9.25%.

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 - 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: 6.20% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 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 - Mar, Victoria: 5.30% 2017 - Dec, Victoria: 5.70% 2017 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2017 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Victoria: 6.10% 2016 - Dec, Victoria: 5.90% 2016 - Sept, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - June, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.20% 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: 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 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% 2018 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.97% 2017 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.13% 2017 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.24% 2017 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.09% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.95% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.87% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.83% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.07% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.21% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.38% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.52% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.59% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.71% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.62% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.41% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.28% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.02% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.77% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.62% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.55% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.46% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.49% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.26% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.04% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.81% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.94% 2018 - Mar, City of Melton: 9.25% 2017 - Dec, City of Melton: 9.47% 2017 - Sept, City of Melton: 9.43% 2017 - June, City of Melton: 9.03% 2017 - Mar, City of Melton: 8.56% 2016 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.94% 2016 - Sept, City of Melton: 7.86% 2016 - June, City of Melton: 7.72% 2016 - Mar, City of Melton: 7.70% 2015 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.76% 2015 - Sept, City of Melton: 7.65% 2015 - June, City of Melton: 7.68% 2015 - Mar, City of Melton: 7.79% 2014 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.49% 2014 - Sept, City of Melton: 7.21% 2014 - June, City of Melton: 6.77% 2014 - Mar, City of Melton: 6.53% 2013 - Dec, City of Melton: 6.80% 2013 - Sept, City of Melton: 6.87% 2013 - June, City of Melton: 7.05% 2013 - Mar, City of Melton: 7.33% 2012 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.06% 2012 - Sept, City of Melton: 7.12% 2012 - June, City of Melton: 7.09% 2012 - Mar, City of Melton: 6.73% 2011 - Dec, City of Melton: 6.32% 2011 - Sept, City of Melton: 5.86% 2011 - June, City of Melton: 5.49% 2011 - Mar, City of Melton: 5.29%
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 - Mar, City of Melton: 7,092 people 2017 - Dec, City of Melton: 7,198 people 2017 - Sept, City of Melton: 7,101 people 2017 - June, City of Melton: 6,758 people 2017 - Mar, City of Melton: 6,384 people 2016 - Dec, City of Melton: 5,917 people 2016 - Sept, City of Melton: 5,841 people 2016 - June, City of Melton: 5,704 people 2016 - Mar, City of Melton: 5,621 people 2015 - Dec, City of Melton: 5,581 people 2015 - Sept, City of Melton: 5,438 people 2015 - June, City of Melton: 5,415 people 2015 - Mar, City of Melton: 5,487 people 2014 - Dec, City of Melton: 5,246 people 2014 - Sept, City of Melton: 4,988 people 2014 - June, City of Melton: 4,584 people 2014 - Mar, City of Melton: 4,332 people 2013 - Dec, City of Melton: 4,444 people 2013 - Sept, City of Melton: 4,411 people 2013 - June, City of Melton: 4,441 people 2013 - Mar, City of Melton: 4,557 people 2012 - Dec, City of Melton: 4,289 people 2012 - Sept, City of Melton: 4,264 people 2012 - June, City of Melton: 4,199 people 2012 - Mar, City of Melton: 3,925 people 2011 - Dec, City of Melton: 3,669 people 2011 - Sept, City of Melton: 3,376 people 2011 - June, City of Melton: 3,159 people 2011 - Mar, City of Melton: 3,013 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
City of MeltonGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
March7,09276,677+9.25+5.97+5.30+5.50
2017
December7,19875,979+9.47+6.13+5.70+5.50
September7,10175,307+9.43+6.24+5.90+5.50
June6,75874,837+9.03+6.09+6.10+5.60
March6,38474,611+8.56+5.95+6.10+5.80
2016
December5,91774,495+7.94+5.87+5.90+5.80
September5,84174,311+7.86+5.83+5.80+5.70
June5,70473,906+7.72+5.96+5.80+5.70
March5,62173,022+7.70+6.07+5.80+5.70
2015
December5,58171,935+7.76+6.21+6.00+5.80
September5,43871,063+7.65+6.38+6.00+6.00
June5,41570,544+7.68+6.52+6.00+6.10
March5,48770,420+7.79+6.59+6.20+6.20
2014
December5,24670,012+7.49+6.71+6.50+6.20
September4,98869,183+7.21+6.62+6.80+6.20
June4,58467,662+6.77+6.41+6.70+6.00
March4,33266,337+6.53+6.28+6.50+5.90
2013
December4,44465,383+6.80+6.02+6.30+5.80
September4,41164,169+6.87+5.77+5.90+5.80
June4,44163,024+7.05+5.62+5.80+5.70
March4,55762,194+7.33+5.55+5.80+5.50
2012
December4,28960,765+7.06+5.46+5.60+5.40
September4,26459,857+7.12+5.49+5.50+5.30
June4,19959,255+7.09+5.44+5.50+5.20
March3,92558,306+6.73+5.26+5.40+5.10
2011
December3,66958,021+6.32+5.04+5.30+5.20
September3,37657,591+5.86+4.90+5.20+5.20
June3,15957,524+5.49+4.81+4.90+5.00
March3,01356,926+5.29+4.94+4.80+5.00
2010
December3,01856,373+5.35+5.08+5.10+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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