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Unemployment

In the 2018 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Whitehorse was 6.16%.

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, Victoria: 5.30% 2017 - Dec, Victoria: 5.70% 2017 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2017 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Victoria: 6.10% 2016 - Dec, Victoria: 5.90% 2016 - Sept, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - June, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.20% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.50% 2014 - Sept, Victoria: 6.80% 2014 - June, Victoria: 6.70% 2014 - Mar, Victoria: 6.50% 2013 - Dec, Victoria: 6.30% 2013 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2013 - June, Victoria: 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2012 - Dec, Victoria: 5.60% 2012 - Sept, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - June, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, Victoria: 5.40% 2011 - Dec, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, Victoria: 5.20% 2011 - June, Victoria: 4.90% 2011 - Mar, Victoria: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.97% 2017 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.13% 2017 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.24% 2017 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.09% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.95% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.87% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.83% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.07% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.21% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.38% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.52% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.59% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.71% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.62% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.41% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.28% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.02% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.77% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.62% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.55% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.46% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.49% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.26% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.04% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.81% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.94% 2018 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 6.16% 2017 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5.99% 2017 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 6.02% 2017 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5.99% 2017 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 6.16% 2016 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5.76% 2016 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5.92% 2016 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 6.00% 2015 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 6.13% 2015 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 6.35% 2015 - June, City of Whitehorse: 6.17% 2015 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 6.09% 2014 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 6.38% 2014 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 6.73% 2014 - June, City of Whitehorse: 6.74% 2014 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 6.34% 2013 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5.58% 2013 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4.86% 2013 - June, City of Whitehorse: 4.71% 2013 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4.79% 2012 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 4.50% 2012 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4.52% 2012 - June, City of Whitehorse: 4.43% 2012 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4.36% 2011 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 4.33% 2011 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4.60% 2011 - June, City of Whitehorse: 4.46% 2011 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4.43%
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 Whitehorse: 5,647 people 2017 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5,473 people 2017 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5,496 people 2017 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5,466 people 2017 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5,463 people 2016 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5,566 people 2016 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5,153 people 2016 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5,229 people 2016 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5,283 people 2015 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5,382 people 2015 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5,555 people 2015 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5,334 people 2015 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5,130 people 2014 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 5,250 people 2014 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 5,445 people 2014 - June, City of Whitehorse: 5,444 people 2014 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 5,208 people 2013 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 4,700 people 2013 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 4,126 people 2013 - June, City of Whitehorse: 3,997 people 2013 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 4,014 people 2012 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 3,680 people 2012 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 3,662 people 2012 - June, City of Whitehorse: 3,598 people 2012 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 3,571 people 2011 - Dec, City of Whitehorse: 3,600 people 2011 - Sept, City of Whitehorse: 3,883 people 2011 - June, City of Whitehorse: 3,775 people 2011 - Mar, City of Whitehorse: 3,747 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 WhitehorseGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
March5,64791,708+6.16+5.97+5.30+5.50
2017
December5,47391,441+5.99+6.13+5.70+5.50
September5,49691,238+6.02+6.24+5.90+5.50
June5,46691,329+5.99+6.09+6.10+5.60
March5,46391,032+6.00+5.95+6.10+5.80
2016
December5,56690,310+6.16+5.87+5.90+5.80
September5,15389,468+5.76+5.83+5.80+5.70
June5,22988,356+5.92+5.96+5.80+5.70
March5,28388,053+6.00+6.07+5.80+5.70
2015
December5,38287,773+6.13+6.21+6.00+5.80
September5,55587,453+6.35+6.38+6.00+6.00
June5,33486,480+6.17+6.52+6.00+6.10
March5,13084,288+6.09+6.59+6.20+6.20
2014
December5,25082,299+6.38+6.71+6.50+6.20
September5,44580,910+6.73+6.62+6.80+6.20
June5,44480,786+6.74+6.41+6.70+6.00
March5,20882,198+6.34+6.28+6.50+5.90
2013
December4,70084,166+5.58+6.02+6.30+5.80
September4,12684,884+4.86+5.77+5.90+5.80
June3,99784,920+4.71+5.62+5.80+5.70
March4,01483,843+4.79+5.55+5.80+5.50
2012
December3,68081,856+4.50+5.46+5.60+5.40
September3,66281,075+4.52+5.49+5.50+5.30
June3,59881,132+4.43+5.44+5.50+5.20
March3,57181,879+4.36+5.26+5.40+5.10
2011
December3,60083,131+4.33+5.04+5.30+5.20
September3,88384,371+4.60+4.90+5.20+5.20
June3,77584,702+4.46+4.81+4.90+5.00
March3,74784,564+4.43+4.94+4.80+5.00
2010
December3,92884,019+4.68+5.08+5.10+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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