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City of Launceston

Unemployment

In the 2018 June quarter, the unemployment rate in City of Launceston was 6.81%.

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 - 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: 5.70% 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: 5.90% 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 - 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: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 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: 7.70% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 8.00% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.90% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.40% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.20% 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 - June, Regional TAS : 5.94% 2018 - Mar, Regional TAS : 5.99% 2017 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.13% 2017 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.25% 2017 - June, Regional TAS : 6.36% 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 : 7.43% 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 - June, City of Launceston: 6.81% 2018 - Mar, City of Launceston: 7.05% 2017 - Dec, City of Launceston: 7.44% 2017 - Sept, City of Launceston: 7.91% 2017 - June, City of Launceston: 8.18% 2017 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.64% 2016 - Dec, City of Launceston: 8.98% 2016 - Sept, City of Launceston: 9.12% 2016 - June, City of Launceston: 8.93% 2016 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.47% 2015 - Dec, City of Launceston: 7.85% 2015 - Sept, City of Launceston: 7.36% 2015 - June, City of Launceston: 7.92% 2015 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.43% 2014 - Dec, City of Launceston: 8.89% 2014 - Sept, City of Launceston: 9.32% 2014 - June, City of Launceston: 9.37% 2014 - Mar, City of Launceston: 9.31% 2013 - Dec, City of Launceston: 9.45% 2013 - Sept, City of Launceston: 9.14% 2013 - June, City of Launceston: 8.61% 2013 - Mar, City of Launceston: 8.24% 2012 - Dec, City of Launceston: 8.11% 2012 - Sept, City of Launceston: 7.97% 2012 - June, City of Launceston: 7.59% 2012 - Mar, City of Launceston: 7.20% 2011 - Dec, City of Launceston: 6.86% 2011 - Sept, City of Launceston: 6.57% 2011 - June, City of Launceston: 6.67% 2011 - Mar, City of Launceston: 6.52%
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 - June, City of Launceston: 2,338 people 2018 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,417 people 2017 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,533 people 2017 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,662 people 2017 - June, City of Launceston: 2,726 people 2017 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,867 people 2016 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,999 people 2016 - Sept, City of Launceston: 3,050 people 2016 - June, City of Launceston: 2,988 people 2016 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,817 people 2015 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,581 people 2015 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,435 people 2015 - June, City of Launceston: 2,644 people 2015 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,841 people 2014 - Dec, City of Launceston: 3,017 people 2014 - Sept, City of Launceston: 3,134 people 2014 - June, City of Launceston: 3,130 people 2014 - Mar, City of Launceston: 3,112 people 2013 - Dec, City of Launceston: 3,170 people 2013 - Sept, City of Launceston: 3,094 people 2013 - June, City of Launceston: 2,930 people 2013 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,815 people 2012 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,795 people 2012 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,755 people 2012 - June, City of Launceston: 2,623 people 2012 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,496 people 2011 - Dec, City of Launceston: 2,381 people 2011 - Sept, City of Launceston: 2,279 people 2011 - June, City of Launceston: 2,327 people 2011 - Mar, City of Launceston: 2,274 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
City of LauncestonRegional TAS TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
June2,33834,324+6.81+5.94+6.00+5.40
March2,41734,277+7.05+5.99+6.00+5.50
2017
December2,53334,030+7.44+6.13+5.90+5.50
September2,66233,636+7.91+6.25+5.90+5.50
June2,72633,332+8.18+6.36+5.90+5.60
March2,86733,192+8.64+6.56+5.80+5.80
2016
December2,99933,389+8.98+6.62+6.10+5.80
September3,05033,451+9.12+6.72+6.50+5.70
June2,98833,459+8.93+6.77+6.50+5.70
March2,81733,247+8.47+6.86+6.60+5.70
2015
December2,58132,885+7.85+6.87+6.60+5.80
September2,43533,076+7.36+7.01+6.40+6.00
June2,64433,396+7.92+7.23+6.50+6.10
March2,84133,684+8.43+7.43+6.60+6.10
2014
December3,01733,940+8.89+7.84+6.70+6.30
September3,13433,640+9.32+8.04+7.10+6.20
June3,13033,412+9.37+8.41+7.30+6.00
March3,11233,441+9.31+8.52+7.50+5.90
2013
December3,17033,542+9.45+8.59+7.70+5.80
September3,09433,840+9.14+8.55+8.00+5.80
June2,93034,041+8.61+8.14+7.90+5.70
March2,81534,159+8.24+7.96+7.40+5.50
2012
December2,79534,459+8.11+7.89+7.20+5.40
September2,75534,589+7.97+7.52+7.00+5.30
June2,62334,568+7.59+7.01+6.90+5.20
March2,49634,670+7.20+6.62+6.90+5.10
2011
December2,38134,701+6.86+6.32+6.40+5.20
September2,27934,699+6.57+6.15+5.40+5.20
June2,32734,887+6.67+6.39+5.30+5.00
March2,27434,894+6.52+6.49+5.50+5.00
2010
December2,19234,725+6.31+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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