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Mid North Region

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Mid North Region was 5.20%.

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, Mid North Region: 5.20% 2018 - Dec, Mid North Region: 4.93% 2018 - Sept, Mid North Region: 5.22% 2018 - June, Mid North Region: 5.28% 2018 - Mar, Mid North Region: 5.25% 2017 - Dec, Mid North Region: 4.72% 2017 - Sept, Mid North Region: 4.19% 2017 - June, Mid North Region: 4.02% 2017 - Mar, Mid North Region: 4.46% 2016 - Dec, Mid North Region: 4.63% 2016 - Sept, Mid North Region: 5.61% 2016 - June, Mid North Region: 6.13% 2016 - Mar, Mid North Region: 6.17% 2015 - Dec, Mid North Region: 6.54% 2015 - Sept, Mid North Region: 6.01% 2015 - June, Mid North Region: 5.52% 2015 - Mar, Mid North Region: 5.60% 2014 - Dec, Mid North Region: 6.00% 2014 - Sept, Mid North Region: 6.18% 2014 - June, Mid North Region: 6.06% 2014 - Mar, Mid North Region: 5.83% 2013 - Dec, Mid North Region: 4.91% 2013 - Sept, Mid North Region: 4.37% 2013 - June, Mid North Region: 4.13% 2013 - Mar, Mid North Region: 3.66% 2012 - Dec, Mid North Region: 3.76% 2012 - Sept, Mid North Region: 3.76% 2012 - June, Mid North Region: 3.63% 2012 - Mar, Mid North Region: 3.40% 2011 - Dec, Mid North Region: 3.06% 2011 - Sept, Mid North Region: 2.78% 2011 - June, Mid North Region: 2.94% 2011 - Mar, Mid North Region: 3.00%
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.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2019 - Mar, Mid North Region: 507 people 2018 - Dec, Mid North Region: 479 people 2018 - Sept, Mid North Region: 509 people 2018 - June, Mid North Region: 521 people 2018 - Mar, Mid North Region: 519 people 2017 - Dec, Mid North Region: 462 people 2017 - Sept, Mid North Region: 411 people 2017 - June, Mid North Region: 387 people 2017 - Mar, Mid North Region: 430 people 2016 - Dec, Mid North Region: 445 people 2016 - Sept, Mid North Region: 546 people 2016 - June, Mid North Region: 614 people 2016 - Mar, Mid North Region: 633 people 2015 - Dec, Mid North Region: 696 people 2015 - Sept, Mid North Region: 647 people 2015 - June, Mid North Region: 592 people 2015 - Mar, Mid North Region: 582 people 2014 - Dec, Mid North Region: 610 people 2014 - Sept, Mid North Region: 627 people 2014 - June, Mid North Region: 609 people 2014 - Mar, Mid North Region: 586 people 2013 - Dec, Mid North Region: 489 people 2013 - Sept, Mid North Region: 425 people 2013 - June, Mid North Region: 398 people 2013 - Mar, Mid North Region: 355 people 2012 - Dec, Mid North Region: 369 people 2012 - Sept, Mid North Region: 375 people 2012 - June, Mid North Region: 369 people 2012 - Mar, Mid North Region: 346 people 2011 - Dec, Mid North Region: 307 people 2011 - Sept, Mid North Region: 274 people 2011 - June, Mid North Region: 285 people 2011 - Mar, Mid North Region: 286 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
Mid North RegionRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March5079,754+5.20+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December4799,710+4.93+4.96+5.90+5.00
September5099,745+5.22+5.11+5.60+5.20
June5219,866+5.28+5.24+5.60+5.40
March5199,885+5.25+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December4629,782+4.72+5.76+5.90+5.50
September4119,808+4.19+5.67+5.90+5.50
June3879,625+4.02+5.69+6.40+5.60
March4309,650+4.46+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December4459,614+4.63+5.82+6.60+5.80
September5469,741+5.61+6.24+6.80+5.60
June61410,016+6.13+6.74+6.80+5.60
March63310,263+6.17+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December69610,644+6.54+7.33+7.10+5.80
September64710,772+6.01+7.19+7.70+6.00
June59210,719+5.52+6.83+7.60+6.10
March58210,394+5.60+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December61010,163+6.00+6.84+6.70+6.30
September62710,149+6.18+6.76+6.70+6.20
June60910,049+6.06+7.01+6.80+6.00
March58610,044+5.83+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December4899,962+4.91+6.22+6.80+5.80
September4259,732+4.37+6.14+6.70+5.80
June3989,630+4.13+5.69+6.20+5.70
March3559,691+3.66+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December3699,805+3.76+5.27+5.80+5.40
September3759,983+3.76+5.04+5.60+5.30
June36910,160+3.63+4.90+5.40+5.20
March34610,172+3.40+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December30710,023+3.06+4.86+5.30+5.20
September2749,841+2.78+4.97+5.10+5.20
June2859,700+2.94+5.07+5.20+5.00
March2869,537+3.00+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December2739,577+2.85+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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