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Dorset Council area

Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in Dorset Council area was 5.01%.

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, Dorset Council area: 5.01% 2018 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 4.94% 2018 - June, Dorset Council area: 4.82% 2018 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 4.94% 2017 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 5.37% 2017 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 5.82% 2017 - June, Dorset Council area: 6.14% 2017 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 6.62% 2016 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 6.89% 2016 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 7.05% 2016 - June, Dorset Council area: 6.88% 2016 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 6.63% 2015 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 6.11% 2015 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 5.70% 2015 - June, Dorset Council area: 6.20% 2015 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 6.77% 2014 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 7.18% 2014 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 7.75% 2014 - June, Dorset Council area: 8.06% 2014 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 8.10% 2013 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 8.25% 2013 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 8.05% 2013 - June, Dorset Council area: 7.58% 2013 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 7.14% 2012 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 7.16% 2012 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 7.00% 2012 - June, Dorset Council area: 6.81% 2012 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 6.51% 2011 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 6.17% 2011 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 5.85% 2011 - June, Dorset Council area: 5.86% 2011 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 5.89%
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, Dorset Council area: 167 people 2018 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 164 people 2018 - June, Dorset Council area: 160 people 2018 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 164 people 2017 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 177 people 2017 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 190 people 2017 - June, Dorset Council area: 199 people 2017 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 214 people 2016 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 224 people 2016 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 230 people 2016 - June, Dorset Council area: 225 people 2016 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 216 people 2015 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 198 people 2015 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 186 people 2015 - June, Dorset Council area: 205 people 2015 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 226 people 2014 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 242 people 2014 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 259 people 2014 - June, Dorset Council area: 268 people 2014 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 270 people 2013 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 276 people 2013 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 272 people 2013 - June, Dorset Council area: 258 people 2013 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 244 people 2012 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 247 people 2012 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 242 people 2012 - June, Dorset Council area: 235 people 2012 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 225 people 2011 - Dec, Dorset Council area: 213 people 2011 - Sept, Dorset Council area: 203 people 2011 - June, Dorset Council area: 205 people 2011 - Mar, Dorset Council area: 207 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
Dorset Council areaRegional TAS TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
December1673,331+5.01+5.77+5.80+5.00
September1643,322+4.94+5.93+5.80+5.20
June1603,322+4.82+5.96+6.00+5.40
March1643,319+4.94+5.99+6.00+5.50
2017
December1773,297+5.37+6.12+5.90+5.50
September1903,265+5.82+6.25+5.90+5.50
June1993,242+6.14+6.35+5.90+5.60
March2143,232+6.62+6.55+5.70+5.80
2016
December2243,251+6.89+6.61+6.10+5.80
September2303,263+7.05+6.71+6.50+5.70
June2253,272+6.88+6.75+6.40+5.60
March2163,260+6.63+6.84+6.60+5.70
2015
December1983,238+6.11+6.85+6.60+5.80
September1863,266+5.70+7.00+6.40+6.00
June2053,305+6.20+7.21+6.50+6.10
March2263,339+6.77+7.42+6.60+6.10
2014
December2423,370+7.18+7.82+6.70+6.30
September2593,343+7.75+8.02+7.10+6.20
June2683,325+8.06+8.39+7.30+6.00
March2703,333+8.10+8.50+7.50+5.80
2013
December2763,347+8.25+8.56+7.60+5.80
September2723,380+8.05+8.53+8.00+5.80
June2583,403+7.58+8.12+7.80+5.70
March2443,417+7.14+7.94+7.30+5.50
2012
December2473,449+7.16+7.88+7.10+5.40
September2423,458+7.00+7.51+7.00+5.30
June2353,452+6.81+7.00+6.90+5.20
March2253,458+6.51+6.61+6.90+5.10
2011
December2133,455+6.17+6.32+6.40+5.20
September2033,468+5.85+6.15+5.40+5.20
June2053,501+5.86+6.39+5.30+5.00
March2073,515+5.89+6.49+5.50+5.00
2010
December2003,514+5.69+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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