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Unemployment

In the 2018 September quarter, the unemployment rate in the Northern Tasmania Region was 5.66%.

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 - 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 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.80% 2018 - June, Tasmania: 6.00% 2018 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.00% 2017 - Dec, Tasmania: 5.90% 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: 6.60% 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: 7.50% 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% 2018 - Sept, Regional TAS : 5.92% 2018 - June, Regional TAS : 5.95% 2018 - Mar, Regional TAS : 5.99% 2017 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.13% 2017 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.25% 2017 - June, Regional TAS : 6.35% 2017 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.56% 2016 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.62% 2016 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.72% 2016 - June, Regional TAS : 6.77% 2016 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.86% 2015 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.87% 2015 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.01% 2015 - June, Regional TAS : 7.23% 2015 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.44% 2014 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.84% 2014 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.04% 2014 - June, Regional TAS : 8.41% 2014 - Mar, Regional TAS : 8.52% 2013 - Dec, Regional TAS : 8.59% 2013 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.55% 2013 - June, Regional TAS : 8.14% 2013 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.96% 2012 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.89% 2012 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.52% 2012 - June, Regional TAS : 7.01% 2012 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.62% 2011 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.32% 2011 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.15% 2011 - June, Regional TAS : 6.39% 2011 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.49% 2018 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.66% 2018 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.62% 2018 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.86% 2017 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.19% 2017 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.56% 2017 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.79% 2017 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.17% 2016 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.52% 2016 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.67% 2016 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.50% 2016 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.14% 2015 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.57% 2015 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.13% 2015 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.60% 2015 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.07% 2014 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.50% 2014 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.91% 2014 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 8.03% 2014 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.99% 2013 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 8.12% 2013 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.86% 2013 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.41% 2013 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.10% 2012 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.00% 2012 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.90% 2012 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.58% 2012 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.23% 2011 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.91% 2011 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.65% 2011 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.74% 2011 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.67%
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 2018 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,111 people 2018 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,084 people 2018 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,245 people 2017 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,451 people 2017 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,669 people 2017 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,789 people 2017 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,033 people 2016 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,307 people 2016 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,425 people 2016 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,302 people 2016 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,013 people 2015 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,562 people 2015 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,279 people 2015 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,648 people 2015 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,020 people 2014 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,367 people 2014 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,608 people 2014 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,644 people 2014 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,622 people 2013 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,721 people 2013 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,589 people 2013 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,293 people 2013 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,089 people 2012 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,053 people 2012 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,998 people 2012 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,763 people 2012 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,518 people 2011 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,288 people 2011 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,094 people 2011 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,187 people 2011 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,134 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
Northern Tasmania RegionRegional TAS TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
September4,11172,579+5.66+5.92+5.80+5.20
June4,08472,611+5.62+5.95+6.00+5.40
March4,24572,491+5.86+5.99+6.00+5.50
2017
December4,45171,961+6.19+6.13+5.90+5.50
September4,66971,135+6.56+6.25+5.90+5.50
June4,78970,496+6.79+6.35+5.90+5.60
March5,03370,194+7.17+6.56+5.70+5.80
2016
December5,30770,599+7.52+6.62+6.10+5.80
September5,42570,702+7.67+6.72+6.50+5.70
June5,30270,691+7.50+6.77+6.40+5.60
March5,01370,222+7.14+6.86+6.60+5.70
2015
December4,56269,449+6.57+6.87+6.60+5.80
September4,27969,825+6.13+7.01+6.40+6.00
June4,64870,472+6.60+7.23+6.50+6.10
March5,02071,047+7.07+7.44+6.60+6.10
2014
December5,36771,547+7.50+7.84+6.70+6.30
September5,60870,858+7.91+8.04+7.10+6.20
June5,64470,328+8.03+8.41+7.30+6.00
March5,62270,338+7.99+8.52+7.50+5.80
2013
December5,72170,497+8.12+8.59+7.60+5.80
September5,58971,076+7.86+8.55+8.00+5.80
June5,29371,446+7.41+8.14+7.80+5.70
March5,08971,641+7.10+7.96+7.30+5.50
2012
December5,05372,217+7.00+7.89+7.10+5.40
September4,99872,444+6.90+7.52+7.00+5.30
June4,76372,354+6.58+7.01+6.90+5.20
March4,51872,524+6.23+6.62+6.90+5.10
2011
December4,28872,536+5.91+6.32+6.40+5.20
September4,09472,523+5.65+6.15+5.40+5.20
June4,18772,905+5.74+6.39+5.30+5.00
March4,13472,910+5.67+6.49+5.50+5.00
2010
December4,01772,556+5.54+6.41+5.50+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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