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Labour Market

Quarterly unemployment rate

unemployment

Labour force by Local Government

Sub-region / LGA
Quarterly unemployment rate (%) Total labour force
Mar
2016
June
2016
Sept 2016 Dec 2016 Mar
2017
March
2017
Preston region
Bunbury 6.5 6.4 5.7 6.4 6.5 18,056
Capel 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.3 3.4 8,956
Collie 7.0
6.9 6.0 6.6 6.6 4,931
Dardanup 2.9
.9 2.6 3.0 3.1 7,730
Donnybrook-Balingup 4.3
4.2 3.7 4.2 4.4 2,899
Harvey 3.8 3.7 3.3 3.6 3.7 14,160
Vasse region
Augusta-Margaret River 3.7 3.5 2.9 3.3 3.3 7,499
Busselton 4.3 4.1 3.7 4.0 4.1 18,062
Blackwood region
Boyup Brook 4.7 4.6 3.7 3.9 3.9 822
Bridgetown-Greenbushes 4.7 4.5 3.7 3.9 3.8 2,237
Manjimup 5.0
4.8 4.3 4.8 4.9 4,776
Nannup 4.6
4.2 3.4 3.8 3.8 662
TOTAL SOUTH WEST 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.4 4.5 90,790

Source
Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets Mar Qtr 2017 (smoothed data series).