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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Parkes Shire was 6.90%.

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 2019 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 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: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.60% 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% 2019 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.50% 2018 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.70% 2017 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.70% 2015 - June, New South Wales: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.10% 2019 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.14% 2018 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2018 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.61% 2018 - June, Regional NSW : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.42% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.26% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.52% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.76% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.06% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.53% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.08% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.35% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.38% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.19% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.76% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.45% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.19% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.09% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.94% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.84% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.81% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.59% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.44% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.48% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.43% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.51% 2019 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 6.90% 2018 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 7.58% 2018 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 7.09% 2018 - June, Parkes Shire: 6.22% 2018 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 5.29% 2017 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 5.49% 2017 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 6.07% 2017 - June, Parkes Shire: 6.15% 2017 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 6.85% 2016 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 6.46% 2016 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 6.80% 2016 - June, Parkes Shire: 8.40% 2016 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 8.85% 2015 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 10.06% 2015 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 10.38% 2015 - June, Parkes Shire: 9.49% 2015 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 8.85% 2014 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 7.89% 2014 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 7.61% 2014 - June, Parkes Shire: 7.32% 2014 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 7.46% 2013 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 7.80% 2013 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 7.91% 2013 - June, Parkes Shire: 8.00% 2013 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 7.76% 2012 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 7.85% 2012 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 6.91% 2012 - June, Parkes Shire: 6.40% 2012 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 5.90% 2011 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 5.36% 2011 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 5.69% 2011 - June, Parkes Shire: 5.66% 2011 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 5.70%
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 2019 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 526 people 2018 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 569 people 2018 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 521 people 2018 - June, Parkes Shire: 451 people 2018 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 385 people 2017 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 403 people 2017 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 455 people 2017 - June, Parkes Shire: 462 people 2017 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 518 people 2016 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 494 people 2016 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 525 people 2016 - June, Parkes Shire: 651 people 2016 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 681 people 2015 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 763 people 2015 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 765 people 2015 - June, Parkes Shire: 689 people 2015 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 648 people 2014 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 587 people 2014 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 578 people 2014 - June, Parkes Shire: 565 people 2014 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 571 people 2013 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 586 people 2013 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 580 people 2013 - June, Parkes Shire: 574 people 2013 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 550 people 2012 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 553 people 2012 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 482 people 2012 - June, Parkes Shire: 443 people 2012 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 411 people 2011 - Dec, Parkes Shire: 383 people 2011 - Sept, Parkes Shire: 418 people 2011 - June, Parkes Shire: 427 people 2011 - Mar, Parkes Shire: 439 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
Parkes ShireRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March5267,626+6.90+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December5697,506+7.58+5.56+4.30+5.00
September5217,345+7.09+5.61+4.50+5.20
June4517,251+6.22+5.63+4.80+5.40
March3857,279+5.29+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December4037,342+5.49+5.26+4.80+5.50
September4557,491+6.07+5.28+4.70+5.50
June4627,516+6.15+5.28+4.80+5.60
March5187,564+6.85+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December4947,642+6.46+5.52+5.10+5.80
September5257,722+6.80+5.76+5.00+5.60
June6517,754+8.40+6.06+5.00+5.60
March6817,696+8.85+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December7637,582+10.06+7.08+5.30+5.80
September7657,371+10.38+7.35+5.70+6.00
June6897,260+9.49+7.38+5.80+6.10
March6487,318+8.85+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December5877,443+7.89+6.76+6.10+6.30
September5787,595+7.61+6.45+5.90+6.20
June5657,719+7.32+6.19+5.60+6.00
March5717,654+7.46+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December5867,509+7.80+5.94+5.80+5.80
September5807,337+7.91+5.84+5.80+5.80
June5747,178+8.00+5.81+5.60+5.70
March5507,088+7.76+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December5537,044+7.85+5.44+5.10+5.40
September4826,971+6.91+5.35+5.00+5.30
June4436,926+6.40+5.35+5.00+5.20
March4116,968+5.90+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December3837,140+5.36+5.39+5.20+5.20
September4187,343+5.69+5.48+5.30+5.20
June4277,538+5.66+5.43+5.20+5.00
March4397,706+5.70+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December4597,676+5.98+5.70+5.00+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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