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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Shellharbour City was 5.26%.

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, 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, Shellharbour City: 5.26% 2018 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 5.34% 2018 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 4.91% 2018 - June, Shellharbour City: 4.96% 2018 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 5.33% 2017 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 5.54% 2017 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 5.83% 2017 - June, Shellharbour City: 6.25% 2017 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 6.64% 2016 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 7.27% 2016 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 7.00% 2016 - June, Shellharbour City: 6.85% 2016 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 7.23% 2015 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 6.82% 2015 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 7.05% 2015 - June, Shellharbour City: 7.15% 2015 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 6.20% 2014 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 6.00% 2014 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 6.15% 2014 - June, Shellharbour City: 6.65% 2014 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 6.94% 2013 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 6.87% 2013 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 7.08% 2013 - June, Shellharbour City: 7.23% 2013 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 7.79% 2012 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 7.84% 2012 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 7.82% 2012 - June, Shellharbour City: 7.33% 2012 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 6.60% 2011 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 6.97% 2011 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 7.30% 2011 - June, Shellharbour City: 7.41% 2011 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 7.60%
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, Shellharbour City: 1,894 people 2018 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 1,890 people 2018 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 1,735 people 2018 - June, Shellharbour City: 1,733 people 2018 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 1,847 people 2017 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 1,918 people 2017 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 2,016 people 2017 - June, Shellharbour City: 2,179 people 2017 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 2,340 people 2016 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 2,584 people 2016 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 2,485 people 2016 - June, Shellharbour City: 2,403 people 2016 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 2,498 people 2015 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 2,321 people 2015 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 2,337 people 2015 - June, Shellharbour City: 2,324 people 2015 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 2,007 people 2014 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 1,936 people 2014 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 1,996 people 2014 - June, Shellharbour City: 2,168 people 2014 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 2,217 people 2013 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 2,167 people 2013 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 2,211 people 2013 - June, Shellharbour City: 2,240 people 2013 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 2,422 people 2012 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 2,410 people 2012 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 2,354 people 2012 - June, Shellharbour City: 2,184 people 2012 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 1,946 people 2011 - Dec, Shellharbour City: 2,047 people 2011 - Sept, Shellharbour City: 2,167 people 2011 - June, Shellharbour City: 2,196 people 2011 - Mar, Shellharbour City: 2,250 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
Shellharbour CityRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,89435,997+5.26+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December1,89035,374+5.34+5.56+4.30+5.00
September1,73535,353+4.91+5.61+4.50+5.20
June1,73334,944+4.96+5.63+4.80+5.40
March1,84734,659+5.33+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December1,91834,651+5.54+5.26+4.80+5.50
September2,01634,552+5.83+5.28+4.70+5.50
June2,17934,878+6.25+5.28+4.80+5.60
March2,34035,234+6.64+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December2,58435,553+7.27+5.52+5.10+5.80
September2,48535,519+7.00+5.76+5.00+5.60
June2,40335,089+6.85+6.06+5.00+5.60
March2,49834,571+7.23+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December2,32134,016+6.82+7.08+5.30+5.80
September2,33733,169+7.05+7.35+5.70+6.00
June2,32432,508+7.15+7.38+5.80+6.10
March2,00732,366+6.20+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December1,93632,244+6.00+6.76+6.10+6.30
September1,99632,469+6.15+6.45+5.90+6.20
June2,16832,609+6.65+6.19+5.60+6.00
March2,21731,947+6.94+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December2,16731,558+6.87+5.94+5.80+5.80
September2,21131,230+7.08+5.84+5.80+5.80
June2,24030,976+7.23+5.81+5.60+5.70
March2,42231,102+7.79+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December2,41030,751+7.84+5.44+5.10+5.40
September2,35430,107+7.82+5.35+5.00+5.30
June2,18429,790+7.33+5.35+5.00+5.20
March1,94629,491+6.60+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December2,04729,381+6.97+5.39+5.20+5.20
September2,16729,666+7.30+5.48+5.30+5.20
June2,19629,623+7.41+5.43+5.20+5.00
March2,25029,599+7.60+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December2,15129,285+7.35+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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