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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
Sept 2016 Dec 2016 Mar
2017
June 2017 Sept 2017 Sept
2017
Preston region
Bunbury 6.1 6.9
6.9
6.6 6.8 17,506
Capel 2.8 3.2
3.3
3.3 3.5 9,510
Collie 6.7 7.4
7.4
7.2 7.6 4,516
Dardanup 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 8,007
Donnybrook-Balingup 3.6 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.2 3,058
Harvey 3.3 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 14,402
Vasse region
Augusta-Margaret River 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 8,066
Busselton 3.5 3.9
3.9
3.9 4.0 19,315
Blackwood region
Boyup Brook 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.9 869
Bridgetown-Greenbushes 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.9 2,364
Manjimup 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.6 5,009
Nannup 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.4 686
TOTAL SOUTH WEST 4.0 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.5 93,308

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