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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Monash was 2.54%.

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, Victoria: 4.70% 2018 - Dec, Victoria: 4.60% 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: 6.10% 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% 2019 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.72% 2018 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2018 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.24% 2018 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.87% 2017 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.01% 2017 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.12% 2017 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.82% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.77% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.85% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.10% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.28% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.43% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.50% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.61% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.52% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.33% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.22% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.97% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.57% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.49% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.43% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.39% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.19% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.97% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.83% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.74% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.86% 2019 - Mar, City of Monash: 2.54% 2018 - Dec, City of Monash: 2.72% 2018 - Sept, City of Monash: 2.95% 2018 - June, City of Monash: 3.27% 2018 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.27% 2017 - Dec, City of Monash: 3.31% 2017 - Sept, City of Monash: 3.24% 2017 - June, City of Monash: 3.26% 2017 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.50% 2016 - Dec, City of Monash: 3.62% 2016 - Sept, City of Monash: 3.91% 2016 - June, City of Monash: 3.96% 2016 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.95% 2015 - Dec, City of Monash: 3.91% 2015 - Sept, City of Monash: 3.82% 2015 - June, City of Monash: 3.96% 2015 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.82% 2014 - Dec, City of Monash: 3.76% 2014 - Sept, City of Monash: 3.62% 2014 - June, City of Monash: 3.41% 2014 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.48% 2013 - Dec, City of Monash: 3.41% 2013 - Sept, City of Monash: 3.45% 2013 - June, City of Monash: 3.39% 2013 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.23% 2012 - Dec, City of Monash: 3.24% 2012 - Sept, City of Monash: 3.18% 2012 - June, City of Monash: 3.14% 2012 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.04% 2011 - Dec, City of Monash: 3.05% 2011 - Sept, City of Monash: 3.05% 2011 - June, City of Monash: 3.08% 2011 - Mar, City of Monash: 3.40%
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 Monash: 2,710 people 2018 - Dec, City of Monash: 2,896 people 2018 - Sept, City of Monash: 3,118 people 2018 - June, City of Monash: 3,439 people 2018 - Mar, City of Monash: 3,399 people 2017 - Dec, City of Monash: 3,395 people 2017 - Sept, City of Monash: 3,310 people 2017 - June, City of Monash: 3,285 people 2017 - Mar, City of Monash: 3,478 people 2016 - Dec, City of Monash: 3,561 people 2016 - Sept, City of Monash: 3,798 people 2016 - June, City of Monash: 3,836 people 2016 - Mar, City of Monash: 3,802 people 2015 - Dec, City of Monash: 3,749 people 2015 - Sept, City of Monash: 3,615 people 2015 - June, City of Monash: 3,706 people 2015 - Mar, City of Monash: 3,548 people 2014 - Dec, City of Monash: 3,456 people 2014 - Sept, City of Monash: 3,343 people 2014 - June, City of Monash: 3,171 people 2014 - Mar, City of Monash: 3,242 people 2013 - Dec, City of Monash: 3,177 people 2013 - Sept, City of Monash: 3,215 people 2013 - June, City of Monash: 3,164 people 2013 - Mar, City of Monash: 3,022 people 2012 - Dec, City of Monash: 3,028 people 2012 - Sept, City of Monash: 2,976 people 2012 - June, City of Monash: 2,915 people 2012 - Mar, City of Monash: 2,785 people 2011 - Dec, City of Monash: 2,786 people 2011 - Sept, City of Monash: 2,759 people 2011 - June, City of Monash: 2,774 people 2011 - Mar, City of Monash: 3,092 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 MonashGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2,710106,838+2.54+4.72+4.70+5.10
2018
December2,896106,375+2.72+4.90+4.60+5.00
September3,118105,854+2.95+5.24+4.60+5.20
June3,439105,159+3.27+5.63+5.00+5.40
March3,399104,052+3.27+5.87+5.40+5.50
2017
December3,395102,711+3.31+6.01+5.70+5.50
September3,310102,147+3.24+6.12+5.90+5.50
June3,285100,658+3.26+5.96+6.10+5.60
March3,47899,288+3.50+5.82+6.00+5.70
2016
December3,56198,354+3.62+5.77+5.90+5.80
September3,79897,204+3.91+5.72+5.80+5.60
June3,83696,858+3.96+5.85+5.70+5.60
March3,80296,305+3.95+5.96+5.80+5.70
2015
December3,74995,915+3.91+6.10+6.00+5.80
September3,61594,579+3.82+6.28+6.00+6.00
June3,70693,645+3.96+6.43+6.00+6.10
March3,54892,784+3.82+6.50+6.10+6.10
2014
December3,45691,798+3.76+6.61+6.50+6.30
September3,34392,284+3.62+6.52+6.80+6.20
June3,17192,892+3.41+6.33+6.70+6.00
March3,24293,191+3.48+6.22+6.50+5.80
2013
December3,17793,224+3.41+5.97+6.30+5.80
September3,21593,278+3.45+5.72+5.90+5.80
June3,16493,263+3.39+5.57+5.70+5.70
March3,02293,510+3.23+5.49+5.70+5.50
2012
December3,02893,422+3.24+5.40+5.60+5.40
September2,97693,492+3.18+5.43+5.50+5.30
June2,91592,952+3.14+5.39+5.50+5.20
March2,78591,701+3.04+5.19+5.40+5.10
2011
December2,78691,214+3.05+4.97+5.30+5.20
September2,75990,353+3.05+4.83+5.20+5.20
June2,77490,141+3.08+4.74+4.90+5.00
March3,09290,951+3.40+4.86+4.80+5.00
2010
December3,20591,443+3.50+5.00+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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