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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Melton was 7.42%.

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 - 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: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 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% 2018 - Dec, Victoria: 4.40% 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: 6.20% 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: 5.70% 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% 2018 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.01% 2018 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.34% 2018 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2018 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2017 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.12% 2017 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.23% 2017 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.08% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.95% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.87% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.82% 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 : 6.61% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.40% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.28% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.01% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.77% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.62% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.54% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.45% 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 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.42% 2018 - Sept, City of Melton: 8.12% 2018 - June, City of Melton: 8.82% 2018 - Mar, City of Melton: 9.30% 2017 - Dec, City of Melton: 9.53% 2017 - Sept, City of Melton: 9.52% 2017 - June, City of Melton: 9.14% 2017 - Mar, City of Melton: 8.70% 2016 - Dec, City of Melton: 8.10% 2016 - Sept, City of Melton: 8.02% 2016 - June, City of Melton: 7.88% 2016 - Mar, City of Melton: 7.86% 2015 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.93% 2015 - Sept, City of Melton: 7.82% 2015 - June, City of Melton: 7.84% 2015 - Mar, City of Melton: 7.96% 2014 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.66% 2014 - Sept, City of Melton: 7.33% 2014 - June, City of Melton: 6.85% 2014 - Mar, City of Melton: 6.56% 2013 - Dec, City of Melton: 6.79% 2013 - Sept, City of Melton: 6.87% 2013 - June, City of Melton: 7.04% 2013 - Mar, City of Melton: 7.32% 2012 - Dec, City of Melton: 7.05% 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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - Dec, City of Melton: 5,755 people 2018 - Sept, City of Melton: 6,237 people 2018 - June, City of Melton: 6,730 people 2018 - Mar, City of Melton: 7,050 people 2017 - Dec, City of Melton: 7,159 people 2017 - Sept, City of Melton: 7,065 people 2017 - June, City of Melton: 6,725 people 2017 - Mar, City of Melton: 6,354 people 2016 - Dec, City of Melton: 5,889 people 2016 - Sept, City of Melton: 5,812 people 2016 - June, City of Melton: 5,674 people 2016 - Mar, City of Melton: 5,592 people 2015 - Dec, City of Melton: 5,552 people 2015 - Sept, City of Melton: 5,410 people 2015 - June, City of Melton: 5,390 people 2015 - Mar, City of Melton: 5,464 people 2014 - Dec, City of Melton: 5,226 people 2014 - Sept, City of Melton: 4,971 people 2014 - June, City of Melton: 4,570 people 2014 - Mar, City of Melton: 4,321 people 2013 - Dec, City of Melton: 4,435 people 2013 - Sept, City of Melton: 4,403 people 2013 - June, City of Melton: 4,434 people 2013 - Mar, City of Melton: 4,550 people 2012 - Dec, City of Melton: 4,284 people 2012 - Sept, City of Melton: 4,260 people 2012 - June, City of Melton: 4,197 people 2012 - Mar, City of Melton: 3,923 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, December 2018. 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
December5,75577,592+7.42+5.01+4.40+5.00
September6,23776,801+8.12+5.34+4.60+5.20
June6,73076,344+8.82+5.72+5.00+5.40
March7,05075,844+9.30+5.96+5.40+5.50
2017
December7,15975,147+9.53+6.12+5.70+5.50
September7,06574,248+9.52+6.23+5.90+5.50
June6,72573,538+9.14+6.08+6.10+5.60
March6,35473,037+8.70+5.95+6.00+5.80
2016
December5,88972,671+8.10+5.87+5.90+5.80
September5,81272,437+8.02+5.82+5.80+5.70
June5,67471,999+7.88+5.96+5.70+5.60
March5,59271,113+7.86+6.07+5.80+5.70
2015
December5,55270,042+7.93+6.21+6.00+5.80
September5,41069,205+7.82+6.38+6.00+6.00
June5,39068,714+7.84+6.52+6.00+6.10
March5,46468,607+7.96+6.59+6.20+6.10
2014
December5,22668,220+7.66+6.71+6.50+6.30
September4,97167,824+7.33+6.61+6.80+6.20
June4,57066,741+6.85+6.40+6.70+6.00
March4,32165,853+6.56+6.28+6.50+5.80
2013
December4,43565,321+6.79+6.01+6.30+5.80
September4,40364,121+6.87+5.77+5.90+5.80
June4,43462,983+7.04+5.62+5.70+5.70
March4,55062,155+7.32+5.54+5.70+5.50
2012
December4,28460,730+7.05+5.45+5.60+5.40
September4,26059,829+7.12+5.49+5.50+5.30
June4,19759,235+7.09+5.44+5.50+5.20
March3,92358,295+6.73+5.26+5.40+5.10
2011
December3,66958,014+6.32+5.04+5.30+5.20
September3,37657,590+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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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