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Unemployment

In the 2017 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the MidCoast Council area was 5.67%.

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 2017 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.30% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.90% 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: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, NSW: 4.70% 2017 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.29% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.33% 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% 2017 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 5.67% 2017 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 5.84% 2017 - June, MidCoast Council area: 5.40% 2017 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 6.09% 2016 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 6.44% 2016 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 7.08% 2016 - June, MidCoast Council area: 8.38% 2016 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 9.08% 2015 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 9.63% 2015 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 9.24% 2015 - June, MidCoast Council area: 8.71% 2015 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 8.14% 2014 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 8.03% 2014 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 8.38% 2014 - June, MidCoast Council area: 8.09% 2014 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 7.01% 2013 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 6.14% 2013 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 6.19% 2013 - June, MidCoast Council area: 6.22% 2013 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 6.38% 2012 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 5.90% 2012 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 4.82% 2012 - June, MidCoast Council area: 5.11% 2012 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 5.42% 2011 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 6.77% 2011 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 7.59% 2011 - June, MidCoast Council area: 7.37% 2011 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 7.86%
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 2017 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 2,358 people 2017 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 2,365 people 2017 - June, MidCoast Council area: 2,135 people 2017 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 2,372 people 2016 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 2,464 people 2016 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 2,716 people 2016 - June, MidCoast Council area: 3,217 people 2016 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 3,524 people 2015 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 3,799 people 2015 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 3,630 people 2015 - June, MidCoast Council area: 3,348 people 2015 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 3,029 people 2014 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 2,849 people 2014 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 2,898 people 2014 - June, MidCoast Council area: 2,803 people 2014 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 2,431 people 2013 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 2,130 people 2013 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 2,107 people 2013 - June, MidCoast Council area: 2,030 people 2013 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 2,000 people 2012 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 1,792 people 2012 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 1,463 people 2012 - June, MidCoast Council area: 1,542 people 2012 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 1,628 people 2011 - Dec, MidCoast Council area: 2,061 people 2011 - Sept, MidCoast Council area: 2,291 people 2011 - June, MidCoast Council area: 2,210 people 2011 - Mar, MidCoast Council area: 2,336 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
MidCoast Council areaRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
December2,35841,610+5.67+5.29+4.80+5.50
September2,36540,484+5.84+5.33+4.70+5.50
June2,13539,524+5.40+5.33+4.80+5.60
March2,37238,927+6.09+5.45+5.00+5.70
2016
December2,46438,272+6.44+5.57+5.10+5.70
September2,71638,377+7.08+5.79+5.00+5.70
June3,21738,404+8.38+6.08+5.10+5.70
March3,52438,800+9.08+6.54+5.20+5.70
2015
December3,79939,431+9.63+7.05+5.30+5.80
September3,63039,302+9.24+7.30+5.70+6.10
June3,34838,423+8.71+7.33+5.90+6.10
March3,02937,194+8.14+7.14+6.00+6.10
2014
December2,84935,458+8.03+6.75+6.10+6.20
September2,89834,578+8.38+6.49+5.90+6.30
June2,80334,633+8.09+6.27+5.70+6.00
March2,43134,682+7.01+6.17+5.50+5.90
2013
December2,13034,676+6.14+5.99+5.70+5.90
September2,10734,042+6.19+5.88+5.80+5.80
June2,03032,631+6.22+5.86+5.60+5.70
March2,00031,338+6.38+5.66+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,79230,361+5.90+5.50+5.10+5.40
September1,46330,336+4.82+5.41+5.10+5.30
June1,54230,172+5.11+5.37+5.00+5.20
March1,62830,023+5.42+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December2,06130,426+6.77+5.39+5.20+5.20
September2,29130,182+7.59+5.49+5.30+5.20
June2,21029,992+7.37+5.45+5.20+5.00
March2,33629,717+7.86+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December2,11529,145+7.26+5.77+4.90+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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