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Northern Tasmania Region

Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Northern Tasmania Region was 5.62%.

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 - 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: 5.80% 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 - Dec, Tasmania: 5.80% 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 - Dec, Regional TAS : 5.77% 2018 - Sept, Regional TAS : 5.93% 2018 - June, Regional TAS : 5.96% 2018 - Mar, Regional TAS : 5.99% 2017 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.12% 2017 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.25% 2017 - June, Regional TAS : 6.35% 2017 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.55% 2016 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.61% 2016 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.71% 2016 - June, Regional TAS : 6.75% 2016 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.84% 2015 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.85% 2015 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.00% 2015 - June, Regional TAS : 7.21% 2015 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.42% 2014 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.82% 2014 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.02% 2014 - June, Regional TAS : 8.39% 2014 - Mar, Regional TAS : 8.50% 2013 - Dec, Regional TAS : 8.56% 2013 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.53% 2013 - June, Regional TAS : 8.12% 2013 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.94% 2012 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.88% 2012 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.51% 2012 - June, Regional TAS : 7.00% 2012 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.61% 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 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.62% 2018 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.68% 2018 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.64% 2018 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.86% 2017 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.18% 2017 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.56% 2017 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.80% 2017 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.17% 2016 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.51% 2016 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.66% 2016 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.48% 2016 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.12% 2015 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.55% 2015 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.11% 2015 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.58% 2015 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.05% 2014 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.49% 2014 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.90% 2014 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 8.01% 2014 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.98% 2013 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 8.09% 2013 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.84% 2013 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.39% 2013 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.09% 2012 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.99% 2012 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.89% 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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,066 people 2018 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,099 people 2018 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,075 people 2018 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,226 people 2017 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,429 people 2017 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,647 people 2017 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,768 people 2017 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,006 people 2016 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,273 people 2016 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,389 people 2016 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,264 people 2016 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,975 people 2015 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,528 people 2015 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,250 people 2015 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,617 people 2015 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,992 people 2014 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,337 people 2014 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,579 people 2014 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,618 people 2014 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,596 people 2013 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,691 people 2013 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,561 people 2013 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,268 people 2013 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,069 people 2012 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 5,039 people 2012 - Sept, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,988 people 2012 - June, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,757 people 2012 - Mar, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,514 people 2011 - Dec, Northern Tasmania Region: 4,287 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, December 2018. 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
December4,06672,365+5.62+5.77+5.80+5.00
September4,09972,221+5.68+5.93+5.80+5.20
June4,07572,253+5.64+5.96+6.00+5.40
March4,22672,149+5.86+5.99+6.00+5.50
2017
December4,42971,610+6.18+6.12+5.90+5.50
September4,64770,788+6.56+6.25+5.90+5.50
June4,76870,168+6.80+6.35+5.90+5.60
March5,00669,866+7.17+6.55+5.70+5.80
2016
December5,27370,259+7.51+6.61+6.10+5.80
September5,38970,354+7.66+6.71+6.50+5.70
June5,26470,342+7.48+6.75+6.40+5.60
March4,97569,877+7.12+6.84+6.60+5.70
2015
December4,52869,128+6.55+6.85+6.60+5.80
September4,25069,525+6.11+7.00+6.40+6.00
June4,61770,188+6.58+7.21+6.50+6.10
March4,99270,775+7.05+7.42+6.60+6.10
2014
December5,33771,291+7.49+7.82+6.70+6.30
September5,57970,623+7.90+8.02+7.10+6.20
June5,61870,108+8.01+8.39+7.30+6.00
March5,59670,138+7.98+8.50+7.50+5.80
2013
December5,69170,309+8.09+8.56+7.60+5.80
September5,56170,903+7.84+8.53+8.00+5.80
June5,26871,297+7.39+8.12+7.80+5.70
March5,06971,517+7.09+7.94+7.30+5.50
2012
December5,03972,119+6.99+7.88+7.10+5.40
September4,98872,374+6.89+7.51+7.00+5.30
June4,75772,310+6.58+7.00+6.90+5.20
March4,51472,498+6.23+6.61+6.90+5.10
2011
December4,28772,526+5.91+6.32+6.40+5.20
September4,09472,521+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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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