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Unemployment

In the 2018 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Sydney was 3.86%.

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 - 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: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.00% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 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 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.70% 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: 5.10% 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 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.52% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.61% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.72% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.78% 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 : 5.42% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.38% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.15% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.91% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 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 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.86% 2017 - Dec, City of Sydney: 3.91% 2017 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.21% 2017 - June, City of Sydney: 3.86% 2017 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.87% 2016 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.00% 2016 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.78% 2016 - June, City of Sydney: 4.31% 2016 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.32% 2015 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.34% 2015 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.80% 2015 - June, City of Sydney: 4.75% 2015 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.58% 2014 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.33% 2014 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.33% 2014 - June, City of Sydney: 4.42% 2014 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.43% 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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,354 people 2017 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,407 people 2017 - Sept, City of Sydney: 6,772 people 2017 - June, City of Sydney: 6,121 people 2017 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,076 people 2016 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,143 people 2016 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,723 people 2016 - June, City of Sydney: 6,346 people 2016 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,211 people 2015 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,179 people 2015 - Sept, City of Sydney: 6,757 people 2015 - June, City of Sydney: 6,694 people 2015 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,475 people 2014 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,112 people 2014 - Sept, City of Sydney: 6,121 people 2014 - June, City of Sydney: 6,232 people 2014 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,191 people 2013 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,321 people 2013 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,430 people 2013 - June, City of Sydney: 4,482 people 2013 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4,511 people 2012 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4,279 people 2012 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4,719 people 2012 - June, City of Sydney: 4,955 people 2012 - Mar, City of Sydney: 5,099 people 2011 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4,763 people 2011 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4,165 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, June 2017. 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
March6,354164,564+3.86+4.52+4.90+5.50
2017
December6,407163,717+3.91+4.61+4.70+5.50
September6,772160,918+4.21+4.72+4.70+5.50
June6,121158,408+3.86+4.78+4.80+5.60
March6,076156,870+3.87+4.88+5.00+5.80
2016
December6,143153,636+4.00+4.90+5.00+5.80
September5,723151,321+3.78+4.89+5.00+5.70
June6,346147,311+4.31+5.06+5.10+5.70
March6,211143,877+4.32+5.06+5.20+5.70
2015
December6,179142,315+4.34+5.11+5.30+5.80
September6,757140,712+4.80+5.25+5.70+6.00
June6,694140,881+4.75+5.20+5.80+6.10
March6,475141,230+4.58+5.24+5.90+6.20
2014
December6,112141,012+4.33+5.23+6.10+6.20
September6,121141,219+4.33+5.34+5.90+6.20
June6,232141,092+4.42+5.40+5.60+6.00
March6,191139,708+4.43+5.42+5.50+5.90
2013
December6,321139,797+4.52+5.38+5.80+5.80
September5,430139,609+3.89+5.15+5.80+5.80
June4,482139,544+3.21+4.91+5.60+5.70
March4,511139,316+3.24+4.87+5.40+5.50
2012
December4,279135,833+3.15+4.83+5.10+5.40
September4,719130,715+3.61+4.96+5.00+5.30
June4,955126,441+3.92+5.08+5.00+5.20
March5,099123,193+4.14+5.12+5.00+5.10
2011
December4,763122,496+3.89+5.06+5.20+5.20
September4,165123,161+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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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