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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Murchison Area was 5.34%.

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, Tasmania: 6.60% 2018 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2018 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2018 - June, Tasmania: 6.00% 2018 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - June, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.40% 2016 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.40% 2015 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2014 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.10% 2014 - June, Tasmania: 7.30% 2014 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.40% 2013 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.60% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 8.00% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.80% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.30% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.10% 2012 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.00% 2012 - June, Tasmania: 6.90% 2012 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.90% 2011 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.40% 2011 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.40% 2011 - June, Tasmania: 5.30% 2011 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.50% 2019 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2018 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.04% 2018 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.03% 2018 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.96% 2018 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.74% 2017 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.60% 2017 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.61% 2017 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.80% 2017 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.89% 2016 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.35% 2016 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.38% 2016 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.10% 2016 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2015 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.17% 2015 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.01% 2015 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.30% 2015 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.28% 2014 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.44% 2014 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.80% 2014 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.74% 2014 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.85% 2013 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.58% 2013 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.23% 2013 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.07% 2013 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.79% 2012 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.75% 2012 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.95% 2011 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 4.61% 2011 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 4.47% 2011 - June, Greater Hobart : 4.60% 2011 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.80% 2019 - Mar, Murchison Area: 5.34% 2018 - Dec, Murchison Area: 5.22% 2018 - Sept, Murchison Area: 5.44% 2018 - June, Murchison Area: 5.48% 2018 - Mar, Murchison Area: 5.18% 2017 - Dec, Murchison Area: 4.92% 2017 - Sept, Murchison Area: 4.77% 2017 - June, Murchison Area: 4.84% 2017 - Mar, Murchison Area: 4.96% 2016 - Dec, Murchison Area: 5.00% 2016 - Sept, Murchison Area: 5.14% 2016 - June, Murchison Area: 5.41% 2016 - Mar, Murchison Area: 6.05% 2015 - Dec, Murchison Area: 6.46% 2015 - Sept, Murchison Area: 6.86% 2015 - June, Murchison Area: 6.72% 2015 - Mar, Murchison Area: 6.60% 2014 - Dec, Murchison Area: 6.93% 2014 - Sept, Murchison Area: 7.13% 2014 - June, Murchison Area: 7.67% 2014 - Mar, Murchison Area: 7.76% 2013 - Dec, Murchison Area: 7.77% 2013 - Sept, Murchison Area: 7.78% 2013 - June, Murchison Area: 7.40% 2013 - Mar, Murchison Area: 7.70% 2012 - Dec, Murchison Area: 7.84% 2012 - Sept, Murchison Area: 7.26% 2012 - June, Murchison Area: 6.54% 2012 - Mar, Murchison Area: 5.75% 2011 - Dec, Murchison Area: 5.42% 2011 - Sept, Murchison Area: 5.66% 2011 - June, Murchison Area: 6.14% 2011 - Mar, Murchison Area: 6.65%
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, Murchison Area: 723 people 2018 - Dec, Murchison Area: 707 people 2018 - Sept, Murchison Area: 739 people 2018 - June, Murchison Area: 742 people 2018 - Mar, Murchison Area: 700 people 2017 - Dec, Murchison Area: 667 people 2017 - Sept, Murchison Area: 654 people 2017 - June, Murchison Area: 669 people 2017 - Mar, Murchison Area: 687 people 2016 - Dec, Murchison Area: 692 people 2016 - Sept, Murchison Area: 715 people 2016 - June, Murchison Area: 761 people 2016 - Mar, Murchison Area: 859 people 2015 - Dec, Murchison Area: 921 people 2015 - Sept, Murchison Area: 971 people 2015 - June, Murchison Area: 937 people 2015 - Mar, Murchison Area: 917 people 2014 - Dec, Murchison Area: 963 people 2014 - Sept, Murchison Area: 986 people 2014 - June, Murchison Area: 1,056 people 2014 - Mar, Murchison Area: 1,071 people 2013 - Dec, Murchison Area: 1,071 people 2013 - Sept, Murchison Area: 1,075 people 2013 - June, Murchison Area: 1,023 people 2013 - Mar, Murchison Area: 1,057 people 2012 - Dec, Murchison Area: 1,067 people 2012 - Sept, Murchison Area: 982 people 2012 - June, Murchison Area: 884 people 2012 - Mar, Murchison Area: 779 people 2011 - Dec, Murchison Area: 748 people 2011 - Sept, Murchison Area: 796 people 2011 - June, Murchison Area: 876 people 2011 - Mar, Murchison Area: 957 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
Murchison AreaGreater Hobart TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March72313,542+5.34+6.24+6.60+5.10
2018
December70713,556+5.22+6.04+6.10+5.00
September73913,581+5.44+6.03+5.90+5.20
June74213,549+5.48+5.96+6.00+5.40
March70013,520+5.18+5.74+5.90+5.50
2017
December66713,557+4.92+5.60+6.00+5.50
September65413,705+4.77+5.61+5.90+5.50
June66913,814+4.84+5.80+5.90+5.60
March68713,847+4.96+5.89+5.70+5.70
2016
December69213,835+5.00+6.35+6.10+5.80
September71513,919+5.14+6.38+6.50+5.60
June76114,074+5.41+6.10+6.40+5.60
March85914,188+6.05+6.24+6.50+5.70
2015
December92114,260+6.46+6.17+6.60+5.80
September97114,147+6.86+6.01+6.40+6.00
June93713,940+6.72+6.30+6.50+6.10
March91713,892+6.60+6.28+6.60+6.10
2014
December96313,905+6.93+6.44+6.70+6.30
September98613,822+7.13+6.80+7.10+6.20
June1,05613,769+7.67+6.74+7.30+6.00
March1,07113,800+7.76+6.85+7.40+5.80
2013
December1,07113,784+7.77+6.58+7.60+5.80
September1,07513,826+7.78+6.23+8.00+5.80
June1,02313,832+7.40+6.07+7.80+5.70
March1,05713,720+7.70+5.87+7.30+5.50
2012
December1,06713,605+7.84+5.79+7.10+5.40
September98213,526+7.26+5.75+7.00+5.30
June88413,511+6.54+5.44+6.90+5.20
March77913,559+5.75+4.95+6.90+5.10
2011
December74813,808+5.42+4.61+6.40+5.20
September79614,074+5.66+4.47+5.40+5.20
June87614,264+6.14+4.60+5.30+5.00
March95714,386+6.65+4.80+5.50+5.00
2010
December96114,355+6.69+4.88+5.50+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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