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Labour Market

Quarterly unemployment rate

Unemployment rate

Labour force by Local Government

Sub-region / LGA
Quarterly unemployment rate (%) Total labour force
Dec 2016 Mar
2017
June 2017 Sept 2017 Dec 2017 Dec
2017
Preston region
Bunbury 6.7
6.7
6.5 6.8 7.7 17,991
Capel 3.1
3.2
3.2 3.5 3.9 9,773
Collie 7.2
7.2
7.1 7.6 8.6 4,643
Dardanup 2.9
3.0
2.9
3.2 3.5 8,229
Donnybrook-Balingup 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.7 3,142
Harvey 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.9 4.5 14,802
Vasse region
Augusta-Margaret River 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 8,289
Busselton 3.8
3.9
3.8 4.1 4.5 19,849
Blackwood region
Boyup Brook 3.8 3.7 3.6 4.0
4.6 893
Bridgetown-Greenbushes 3.8 3.7 3.6 4.0
4.5 2,429
Manjimup 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.7 5.2 5,147
Nannup 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.8 704
TOTAL SOUTH WEST 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 5.1 95,891

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