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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Wagga Wagga City was 4.59%.

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, Wagga Wagga City: 4.59% 2018 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 5.55% 2018 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 6.06% 2018 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 6.07% 2018 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 5.67% 2017 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 4.73% 2017 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 4.69% 2017 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 4.99% 2017 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 4.55% 2016 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 4.21% 2016 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 3.71% 2016 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 3.32% 2016 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 3.06% 2015 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 3.88% 2015 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 4.23% 2015 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 4.29% 2015 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 4.45% 2014 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 4.35% 2014 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 4.92% 2014 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 5.21% 2014 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 5.67% 2013 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 5.91% 2013 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 5.64% 2013 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 5.61% 2013 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 5.30% 2012 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 4.94% 2012 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 4.81% 2012 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 5.22% 2012 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 5.13% 2011 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 5.99% 2011 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 6.27% 2011 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 6.31% 2011 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 6.43%
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, Wagga Wagga City: 1,611 people 2018 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,972 people 2018 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 2,136 people 2018 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 2,097 people 2018 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,944 people 2017 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,593 people 2017 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,609 people 2017 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,740 people 2017 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,585 people 2016 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,475 people 2016 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,298 people 2016 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,151 people 2016 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,042 people 2015 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,328 people 2015 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,466 people 2015 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,524 people 2015 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,633 people 2014 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,626 people 2014 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,846 people 2014 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,939 people 2014 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 2,058 people 2013 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 2,096 people 2013 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,968 people 2013 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,934 people 2013 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,796 people 2012 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 1,656 people 2012 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 1,585 people 2012 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 1,721 people 2012 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 1,715 people 2011 - Dec, Wagga Wagga City: 2,005 people 2011 - Sept, Wagga Wagga City: 2,089 people 2011 - June, Wagga Wagga City: 2,072 people 2011 - Mar, Wagga Wagga City: 2,081 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
Wagga Wagga CityRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,61135,119+4.59+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December1,97235,512+5.55+5.56+4.30+5.00
September2,13635,253+6.06+5.61+4.50+5.20
June2,09734,574+6.07+5.63+4.80+5.40
March1,94434,261+5.67+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December1,59333,707+4.73+5.26+4.80+5.50
September1,60934,320+4.69+5.28+4.70+5.50
June1,74034,865+4.99+5.28+4.80+5.60
March1,58534,802+4.55+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December1,47535,077+4.21+5.52+5.10+5.80
September1,29834,980+3.71+5.76+5.00+5.60
June1,15134,649+3.32+6.06+5.00+5.60
March1,04234,099+3.06+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,32834,203+3.88+7.08+5.30+5.80
September1,46634,661+4.23+7.35+5.70+6.00
June1,52435,508+4.29+7.38+5.80+6.10
March1,63336,737+4.45+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December1,62637,366+4.35+6.76+6.10+6.30
September1,84637,537+4.92+6.45+5.90+6.20
June1,93937,201+5.21+6.19+5.60+6.00
March2,05836,295+5.67+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December2,09635,439+5.91+5.94+5.80+5.80
September1,96834,914+5.64+5.84+5.80+5.80
June1,93434,449+5.61+5.81+5.60+5.70
March1,79633,899+5.30+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,65633,555+4.94+5.44+5.10+5.40
September1,58532,919+4.81+5.35+5.00+5.30
June1,72132,939+5.22+5.35+5.00+5.20
March1,71533,399+5.13+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December2,00533,454+5.99+5.39+5.20+5.20
September2,08933,301+6.27+5.48+5.30+5.20
June2,07232,854+6.31+5.43+5.20+5.00
March2,08132,369+6.43+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December1,85532,615+5.69+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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