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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Light Regional Council was 3.29%.

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, South Australia: 5.90% 2018 - Dec, South Australia: 5.90% 2018 - Sept, South Australia: 5.60% 2018 - June, South Australia: 5.60% 2018 - Mar, South Australia: 5.80% 2017 - Dec, South Australia: 5.90% 2017 - Sept, South Australia: 5.90% 2017 - June, South Australia: 6.40% 2017 - Mar, South Australia: 6.70% 2016 - Dec, South Australia: 6.60% 2016 - Sept, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - June, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2015 - Dec, South Australia: 7.10% 2015 - Sept, South Australia: 7.70% 2015 - June, South Australia: 7.60% 2015 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2014 - Dec, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - June, South Australia: 6.80% 2014 - Mar, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Dec, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Sept, South Australia: 6.70% 2013 - June, South Australia: 6.20% 2013 - Mar, South Australia: 5.90% 2012 - Dec, South Australia: 5.80% 2012 - Sept, South Australia: 5.60% 2012 - June, South Australia: 5.40% 2012 - Mar, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Dec, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, South Australia: 5.10% 2011 - June, South Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, South Australia: 5.50% 2019 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.33% 2018 - Dec, Regional SA : 4.96% 2018 - Sept, Regional SA : 5.11% 2018 - June, Regional SA : 5.24% 2018 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.72% 2017 - Dec, Regional SA : 5.76% 2017 - Sept, Regional SA : 5.67% 2017 - June, Regional SA : 5.69% 2017 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.65% 2016 - Dec, Regional SA : 5.82% 2016 - Sept, Regional SA : 6.24% 2016 - June, Regional SA : 6.74% 2016 - Mar, Regional SA : 7.10% 2015 - Dec, Regional SA : 7.33% 2015 - Sept, Regional SA : 7.19% 2015 - June, Regional SA : 6.83% 2015 - Mar, Regional SA : 6.72% 2014 - Dec, Regional SA : 6.84% 2014 - Sept, Regional SA : 6.76% 2014 - June, Regional SA : 7.01% 2014 - Mar, Regional SA : 6.61% 2013 - Dec, Regional SA : 6.22% 2013 - Sept, Regional SA : 6.14% 2013 - June, Regional SA : 5.69% 2013 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.61% 2012 - Dec, Regional SA : 5.27% 2012 - Sept, Regional SA : 5.04% 2012 - June, Regional SA : 4.90% 2012 - Mar, Regional SA : 4.74% 2011 - Dec, Regional SA : 4.86% 2011 - Sept, Regional SA : 4.97% 2011 - June, Regional SA : 5.07% 2011 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.28% 2019 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 3.29% 2018 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 3.39% 2018 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 3.50% 2018 - June, Light Regional Council: 3.58% 2018 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 3.67% 2017 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 3.48% 2017 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 3.33% 2017 - June, Light Regional Council: 3.38% 2017 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 3.65% 2016 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 3.85% 2016 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 4.51% 2016 - June, Light Regional Council: 4.87% 2016 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 4.87% 2015 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 4.93% 2015 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 4.57% 2015 - June, Light Regional Council: 4.28% 2015 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 4.34% 2014 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 4.64% 2014 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 4.68% 2014 - June, Light Regional Council: 4.67% 2014 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 4.59% 2013 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 4.14% 2013 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 3.82% 2013 - June, Light Regional Council: 3.67% 2013 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 3.33% 2012 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 3.26% 2012 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 3.14% 2012 - June, Light Regional Council: 2.97% 2012 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 2.86% 2011 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 2.78% 2011 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 2.82% 2011 - June, Light Regional Council: 2.98% 2011 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 3.12%
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, Light Regional Council: 274 people 2018 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 280 people 2018 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 288 people 2018 - June, Light Regional Council: 296 people 2018 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 304 people 2017 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 286 people 2017 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 273 people 2017 - June, Light Regional Council: 273 people 2017 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 295 people 2016 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 310 people 2016 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 366 people 2016 - June, Light Regional Council: 401 people 2016 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 404 people 2015 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 416 people 2015 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 387 people 2015 - June, Light Regional Council: 360 people 2015 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 357 people 2014 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 375 people 2014 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 376 people 2014 - June, Light Regional Council: 369 people 2014 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 360 people 2013 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 322 people 2013 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 293 people 2013 - June, Light Regional Council: 280 people 2013 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 254 people 2012 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 250 people 2012 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 242 people 2012 - June, Light Regional Council: 231 people 2012 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 223 people 2011 - Dec, Light Regional Council: 214 people 2011 - Sept, Light Regional Council: 214 people 2011 - June, Light Regional Council: 223 people 2011 - Mar, Light Regional Council: 230 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
Light Regional CouncilRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2748,321+3.29+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December2808,255+3.39+4.96+5.90+5.00
September2888,235+3.50+5.11+5.60+5.20
June2968,275+3.58+5.24+5.60+5.40
March3048,279+3.67+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December2868,214+3.48+5.76+5.90+5.50
September2738,203+3.33+5.67+5.90+5.50
June2738,087+3.38+5.69+6.40+5.60
March2958,092+3.65+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December3108,062+3.85+5.82+6.60+5.80
September3668,113+4.51+6.24+6.80+5.60
June4018,226+4.87+6.74+6.80+5.60
March4048,304+4.87+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December4168,445+4.93+7.33+7.10+5.80
September3878,462+4.57+7.19+7.70+6.00
June3608,416+4.28+6.83+7.60+6.10
March3578,229+4.34+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December3758,090+4.64+6.84+6.70+6.30
September3768,032+4.68+6.76+6.70+6.20
June3697,903+4.67+7.01+6.80+6.00
March3607,844+4.59+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December3227,786+4.14+6.22+6.80+5.80
September2937,677+3.82+6.14+6.70+5.80
June2807,628+3.67+5.69+6.20+5.70
March2547,630+3.33+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December2507,659+3.26+5.27+5.80+5.40
September2427,712+3.14+5.04+5.60+5.30
June2317,783+2.97+4.90+5.40+5.20
March2237,790+2.86+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December2147,693+2.78+4.86+5.30+5.20
September2147,576+2.82+4.97+5.10+5.20
June2237,479+2.98+5.07+5.20+5.00
March2307,365+3.12+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December2257,363+3.06+5.02+5.60+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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