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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Limestone Coast region was 4.05%.

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: The Department of Employment advise that highly disaggregated labour force and unemployment estimates at the LGA level can display significant variability and should be viewed with caution. The figures are smoothed using a four-quarter (annual) average to minimise the variability inherent in small area estimates.

This page presents unemployment estimates for benchmark regions which are headline figures widely published by government and media sites but are not directly comparable to the LGA estimates as they are not annual averages. For more information, see the data notes.

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, Limestone Coast region: 4.05% 2018 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 3.76% 2018 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 3.53% 2018 - June, Limestone Coast region: 3.37% 2018 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 3.76% 2017 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 4.10% 2017 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 4.28% 2017 - June, Limestone Coast region: 4.32% 2017 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 4.32% 2016 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 4.43% 2016 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 4.49% 2016 - June, Limestone Coast region: 5.15% 2016 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 5.75% 2015 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 6.37% 2015 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 6.74% 2015 - June, Limestone Coast region: 6.27% 2015 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 5.63% 2014 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 4.94% 2014 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 4.75% 2014 - June, Limestone Coast region: 5.27% 2014 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 5.29% 2013 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 5.36% 2013 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 5.33% 2013 - June, Limestone Coast region: 4.71% 2013 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 4.80% 2012 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 4.34% 2012 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 4.12% 2012 - June, Limestone Coast region: 4.27% 2012 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 4.19% 2011 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 4.51% 2011 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 4.72% 2011 - June, Limestone Coast region: 4.84% 2011 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 5.16%
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, Limestone Coast region: 1,492 people 2018 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 1,395 people 2018 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 1,306 people 2018 - June, Limestone Coast region: 1,235 people 2018 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 1,360 people 2017 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 1,469 people 2017 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 1,515 people 2017 - June, Limestone Coast region: 1,540 people 2017 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 1,566 people 2016 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 1,619 people 2016 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 1,641 people 2016 - June, Limestone Coast region: 1,860 people 2016 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 2,018 people 2015 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 2,201 people 2015 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 2,342 people 2015 - June, Limestone Coast region: 2,191 people 2015 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 2,008 people 2014 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 1,776 people 2014 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 1,707 people 2014 - June, Limestone Coast region: 1,889 people 2014 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 1,887 people 2013 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 1,886 people 2013 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 1,876 people 2013 - June, Limestone Coast region: 1,650 people 2013 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 1,672 people 2012 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 1,522 people 2012 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 1,443 people 2012 - June, Limestone Coast region: 1,498 people 2012 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 1,469 people 2011 - Dec, Limestone Coast region: 1,579 people 2011 - Sept, Limestone Coast region: 1,652 people 2011 - June, Limestone Coast region: 1,699 people 2011 - Mar, Limestone Coast region: 1,813 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
Limestone Coast regionRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,49236,863+4.05+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December1,39537,129+3.76+4.96+5.90+5.00
September1,30637,023+3.53+5.11+5.60+5.20
June1,23536,665+3.37+5.24+5.60+5.40
March1,36036,172+3.76+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December1,46935,830+4.10+5.76+5.90+5.50
September1,51535,385+4.28+5.67+5.90+5.50
June1,54035,630+4.32+5.69+6.40+5.60
March1,56636,244+4.32+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December1,61936,517+4.43+5.82+6.60+5.80
September1,64136,565+4.49+6.24+6.80+5.60
June1,86036,089+5.15+6.74+6.80+5.60
March2,01835,081+5.75+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December2,20134,575+6.37+7.33+7.10+5.80
September2,34234,732+6.74+7.19+7.70+6.00
June2,19134,962+6.27+6.83+7.60+6.10
March2,00835,656+5.63+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December1,77635,945+4.94+6.84+6.70+6.30
September1,70735,935+4.75+6.76+6.70+6.20
June1,88935,871+5.27+7.01+6.80+6.00
March1,88735,654+5.29+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December1,88635,202+5.36+6.22+6.80+5.80
September1,87635,224+5.33+6.14+6.70+5.80
June1,65035,016+4.71+5.69+6.20+5.70
March1,67234,863+4.80+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December1,52235,047+4.34+5.27+5.80+5.40
September1,44335,026+4.12+5.04+5.60+5.30
June1,49835,090+4.27+4.90+5.40+5.20
March1,46935,024+4.19+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December1,57934,990+4.51+4.86+5.30+5.20
September1,65235,001+4.72+4.97+5.10+5.20
June1,69935,103+4.84+5.07+5.20+5.00
March1,81335,158+5.16+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December1,73935,069+4.96+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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