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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in King Island Council area was 1.60%.

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, King Island Council area: 1.60% 2018 - Dec, King Island Council area: 1.60% 2018 - Sept, King Island Council area: 1.81% 2018 - June, King Island Council area: 1.81% 2018 - Mar, King Island Council area: 1.60% 2017 - Dec, King Island Council area: 1.49% 2017 - Sept, King Island Council area: 1.37% 2017 - June, King Island Council area: 1.36% 2017 - Mar, King Island Council area: 1.46% 2016 - Dec, King Island Council area: 1.67% 2016 - Sept, King Island Council area: 1.98% 2016 - June, King Island Council area: 2.38% 2016 - Mar, King Island Council area: 2.68% 2015 - Dec, King Island Council area: 2.99% 2015 - Sept, King Island Council area: 3.12% 2015 - June, King Island Council area: 2.85% 2015 - Mar, King Island Council area: 2.86% 2014 - Dec, King Island Council area: 2.97% 2014 - Sept, King Island Council area: 3.32% 2014 - June, King Island Council area: 3.77% 2014 - Mar, King Island Council area: 3.77% 2013 - Dec, King Island Council area: 3.90% 2013 - Sept, King Island Council area: 3.77% 2013 - June, King Island Council area: 3.44% 2013 - Mar, King Island Council area: 3.47% 2012 - Dec, King Island Council area: 2.95% 2012 - Sept, King Island Council area: 2.41% 2012 - June, King Island Council area: 1.97% 2012 - Mar, King Island Council area: 1.86% 2011 - Dec, King Island Council area: 2.03% 2011 - Sept, King Island Council area: 2.42% 2011 - June, King Island Council area: 2.49% 2011 - Mar, King Island Council area: 2.57%
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, King Island Council area: 15 people 2018 - Dec, King Island Council area: 15 people 2018 - Sept, King Island Council area: 17 people 2018 - June, King Island Council area: 17 people 2018 - Mar, King Island Council area: 15 people 2017 - Dec, King Island Council area: 14 people 2017 - Sept, King Island Council area: 13 people 2017 - June, King Island Council area: 13 people 2017 - Mar, King Island Council area: 14 people 2016 - Dec, King Island Council area: 16 people 2016 - Sept, King Island Council area: 19 people 2016 - June, King Island Council area: 23 people 2016 - Mar, King Island Council area: 26 people 2015 - Dec, King Island Council area: 29 people 2015 - Sept, King Island Council area: 30 people 2015 - June, King Island Council area: 27 people 2015 - Mar, King Island Council area: 27 people 2014 - Dec, King Island Council area: 28 people 2014 - Sept, King Island Council area: 31 people 2014 - June, King Island Council area: 35 people 2014 - Mar, King Island Council area: 35 people 2013 - Dec, King Island Council area: 36 people 2013 - Sept, King Island Council area: 35 people 2013 - June, King Island Council area: 32 people 2013 - Mar, King Island Council area: 32 people 2012 - Dec, King Island Council area: 27 people 2012 - Sept, King Island Council area: 22 people 2012 - June, King Island Council area: 18 people 2012 - Mar, King Island Council area: 17 people 2011 - Dec, King Island Council area: 19 people 2011 - Sept, King Island Council area: 23 people 2011 - June, King Island Council area: 24 people 2011 - Mar, King Island Council area: 25 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
King Island Council areaGreater Hobart TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March15937+1.60+6.24+6.60+5.10
2018
December15938+1.60+6.04+6.10+5.00
September17939+1.81+6.03+5.90+5.20
June17937+1.81+5.96+6.00+5.40
March15935+1.60+5.74+5.90+5.50
2017
December14938+1.49+5.60+6.00+5.50
September13948+1.37+5.61+5.90+5.50
June13956+1.36+5.80+5.90+5.60
March14958+1.46+5.89+5.70+5.70
2016
December16958+1.67+6.35+6.10+5.80
September19959+1.98+6.38+6.50+5.60
June23965+2.38+6.10+6.40+5.60
March26969+2.68+6.24+6.50+5.70
2015
December29969+2.99+6.17+6.60+5.80
September30961+3.12+6.01+6.40+6.00
June27946+2.85+6.30+6.50+6.10
March27943+2.86+6.28+6.60+6.10
2014
December28943+2.97+6.44+6.70+6.30
September31935+3.32+6.80+7.10+6.20
June35929+3.77+6.74+7.30+6.00
March35928+3.77+6.85+7.40+5.80
2013
December36924+3.90+6.58+7.60+5.80
September35928+3.77+6.23+8.00+5.80
June32930+3.44+6.07+7.80+5.70
March32923+3.47+5.87+7.30+5.50
2012
December27916+2.95+5.79+7.10+5.40
September22912+2.41+5.75+7.00+5.30
June18912+1.97+5.44+6.90+5.20
March17916+1.86+4.95+6.90+5.10
2011
December19934+2.03+4.61+6.40+5.20
September23952+2.42+4.47+5.40+5.20
June24964+2.49+4.60+5.30+5.00
March25972+2.57+4.80+5.50+5.00
2010
December25969+2.58+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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