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George Town Council area

Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in George Town Council area was 8.89%.

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, George Town Council area: 8.89% 2018 - Sept, George Town Council area: 8.77% 2018 - June, George Town Council area: 8.70% 2018 - Mar, George Town Council area: 9.16% 2017 - Dec, George Town Council area: 9.74% 2017 - Sept, George Town Council area: 10.44% 2017 - June, George Town Council area: 11.06% 2017 - Mar, George Town Council area: 11.71% 2016 - Dec, George Town Council area: 12.28% 2016 - Sept, George Town Council area: 12.51% 2016 - June, George Town Council area: 11.97% 2016 - Mar, George Town Council area: 11.37% 2015 - Dec, George Town Council area: 10.38% 2015 - Sept, George Town Council area: 9.47% 2015 - June, George Town Council area: 10.17% 2015 - Mar, George Town Council area: 10.88% 2014 - Dec, George Town Council area: 11.87% 2014 - Sept, George Town Council area: 12.72% 2014 - June, George Town Council area: 13.08% 2014 - Mar, George Town Council area: 12.95% 2013 - Dec, George Town Council area: 13.00% 2013 - Sept, George Town Council area: 12.49% 2013 - June, George Town Council area: 11.78% 2013 - Mar, George Town Council area: 11.45% 2012 - Dec, George Town Council area: 11.19% 2012 - Sept, George Town Council area: 11.23% 2012 - June, George Town Council area: 10.85% 2012 - Mar, George Town Council area: 10.33% 2011 - Dec, George Town Council area: 9.69% 2011 - Sept, George Town Council area: 9.01% 2011 - June, George Town Council area: 8.96% 2011 - Mar, George Town Council area: 8.81%
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, George Town Council area: 259 people 2018 - Sept, George Town Council area: 255 people 2018 - June, George Town Council area: 253 people 2018 - Mar, George Town Council area: 266 people 2017 - Dec, George Town Council area: 281 people 2017 - Sept, George Town Council area: 298 people 2017 - June, George Town Council area: 313 people 2017 - Mar, George Town Council area: 330 people 2016 - Dec, George Town Council area: 348 people 2016 - Sept, George Town Council area: 354 people 2016 - June, George Town Council area: 338 people 2016 - Mar, George Town Council area: 318 people 2015 - Dec, George Town Council area: 287 people 2015 - Sept, George Town Council area: 263 people 2015 - June, George Town Council area: 285 people 2015 - Mar, George Town Council area: 307 people 2014 - Dec, George Town Council area: 337 people 2014 - Sept, George Town Council area: 361 people 2014 - June, George Town Council area: 372 people 2014 - Mar, George Town Council area: 372 people 2013 - Dec, George Town Council area: 378 people 2013 - Sept, George Town Council area: 366 people 2013 - June, George Town Council area: 347 people 2013 - Mar, George Town Council area: 338 people 2012 - Dec, George Town Council area: 333 people 2012 - Sept, George Town Council area: 335 people 2012 - June, George Town Council area: 323 people 2012 - Mar, George Town Council area: 308 people 2011 - Dec, George Town Council area: 289 people 2011 - Sept, George Town Council area: 269 people 2011 - June, George Town Council area: 269 people 2011 - Mar, George Town Council area: 265 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
George Town Council areaRegional TAS TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
December2592,915+8.89+5.77+5.80+5.00
September2552,908+8.77+5.93+5.80+5.20
June2532,908+8.70+5.96+6.00+5.40
March2662,905+9.16+5.99+6.00+5.50
2017
December2812,885+9.74+6.12+5.90+5.50
September2982,854+10.44+6.25+5.90+5.50
June3132,831+11.06+6.35+5.90+5.60
March3302,819+11.71+6.55+5.70+5.80
2016
December3482,834+12.28+6.61+6.10+5.80
September3542,830+12.51+6.71+6.50+5.70
June3382,823+11.97+6.75+6.40+5.60
March3182,798+11.37+6.84+6.60+5.70
2015
December2872,764+10.38+6.85+6.60+5.80
September2632,777+9.47+7.00+6.40+6.00
June2852,801+10.17+7.21+6.50+6.10
March3072,821+10.88+7.42+6.60+6.10
2014
December3372,838+11.87+7.82+6.70+6.30
September3612,837+12.72+8.02+7.10+6.20
June3722,844+13.08+8.39+7.30+6.00
March3722,873+12.95+8.50+7.50+5.80
2013
December3782,907+13.00+8.56+7.60+5.80
September3662,931+12.49+8.53+8.00+5.80
June3472,945+11.78+8.12+7.80+5.70
March3382,952+11.45+7.94+7.30+5.50
2012
December3332,975+11.19+7.88+7.10+5.40
September3352,983+11.23+7.51+7.00+5.30
June3232,978+10.85+7.00+6.90+5.20
March3082,983+10.33+6.61+6.90+5.10
2011
December2892,981+9.69+6.32+6.40+5.20
September2692,984+9.01+6.15+5.40+5.20
June2693,003+8.96+6.39+5.30+5.00
March2653,008+8.81+6.49+5.50+5.00
2010
December2682,999+8.94+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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