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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Sydney was 2.97%.

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 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: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 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% 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: 5.00% 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% 2018 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.29% 2018 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.39% 2018 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.46% 2018 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.51% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.61% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.72% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.88% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.90% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.11% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.25% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.20% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.24% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.34% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.40% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.41% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.38% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.15% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.91% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.08% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.12% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2018 - Dec, City of Sydney: 2.97% 2018 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.46% 2018 - June, City of Sydney: 3.79% 2018 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.89% 2017 - Dec, City of Sydney: 3.94% 2017 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.24% 2017 - June, City of Sydney: 3.90% 2017 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.92% 2016 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.05% 2016 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.83% 2016 - June, City of Sydney: 4.37% 2016 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.38% 2015 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.40% 2015 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.87% 2015 - June, City of Sydney: 4.81% 2015 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.64% 2014 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.39% 2014 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.38% 2014 - June, City of Sydney: 4.45% 2014 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.45% 2013 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.52% 2013 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.89% 2013 - June, City of Sydney: 3.21% 2013 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.24% 2012 - Dec, City of Sydney: 3.15% 2012 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.61% 2012 - June, City of Sydney: 3.92% 2012 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.14% 2011 - Dec, City of Sydney: 3.89% 2011 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.38% 2011 - June, City of Sydney: 3.49% 2011 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.30%
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 2018 - Dec, City of Sydney: 5,001 people 2018 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,719 people 2018 - June, City of Sydney: 6,205 people 2018 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,298 people 2017 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,356 people 2017 - Sept, City of Sydney: 6,720 people 2017 - June, City of Sydney: 6,077 people 2017 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,039 people 2016 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,109 people 2016 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,690 people 2016 - June, City of Sydney: 6,310 people 2016 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,176 people 2015 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,145 people 2015 - Sept, City of Sydney: 6,721 people 2015 - June, City of Sydney: 6,660 people 2015 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,442 people 2014 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,084 people 2014 - Sept, City of Sydney: 6,095 people 2014 - June, City of Sydney: 6,209 people 2014 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,170 people 2013 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,303 people 2013 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,417 people 2013 - June, City of Sydney: 4,474 people 2013 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4,504 people 2012 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4,274 people 2012 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4,715 people 2012 - June, City of Sydney: 4,952 people 2012 - Mar, City of Sydney: 5,097 people 2011 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4,762 people 2011 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4,164 people 2011 - June, City of Sydney: 4,288 people 2011 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4,025 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
City of SydneyGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
December5,001168,176+2.97+4.29+4.30+5.00
September5,719165,452+3.46+4.39+4.50+5.20
June6,205163,731+3.79+4.46+4.80+5.40
March6,298162,033+3.89+4.51+4.90+5.50
2017
December6,356161,291+3.94+4.61+4.80+5.50
September6,720158,450+4.24+4.72+4.70+5.50
June6,077155,839+3.90+4.77+4.80+5.60
March6,039154,190+3.92+4.88+5.00+5.80
2016
December6,109150,820+4.05+4.90+5.00+5.80
September5,690148,512+3.83+4.89+5.00+5.70
June6,310144,546+4.37+5.06+5.00+5.60
March6,176141,159+4.38+5.06+5.20+5.70
2015
December6,145139,645+4.40+5.11+5.30+5.80
September6,721138,105+4.87+5.25+5.70+6.00
June6,660138,323+4.81+5.20+5.80+6.10
March6,442138,727+4.64+5.24+5.90+6.10
2014
December6,084138,571+4.39+5.23+6.10+6.30
September6,095139,263+4.38+5.34+5.90+6.20
June6,209139,631+4.45+5.40+5.60+6.00
March6,170138,759+4.45+5.41+5.50+5.80
2013
December6,303139,349+4.52+5.38+5.80+5.80
September5,417139,232+3.89+5.15+5.80+5.80
June4,474139,223+3.21+4.91+5.60+5.70
March4,504139,042+3.24+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December4,274135,614+3.15+4.82+5.10+5.40
September4,715130,557+3.61+4.96+5.00+5.30
June4,952126,323+3.92+5.08+5.00+5.20
March5,097123,124+4.14+5.12+5.00+5.10
2011
December4,762122,462+3.89+5.06+5.20+5.20
September4,164123,141+3.38+4.89+5.30+5.20
June4,288122,819+3.49+4.83+5.20+5.00
March4,025121,973+3.30+4.89+5.10+5.00
2010
December3,869120,844+3.20+5.01+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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