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Labour Market

Quarterly unemployment rate

labour market

Labour force by Shire

Sub-region / Shire
Quarterly unemployment rate (%) Total labour force
June
2015
Sept
2015
Dec
2015
Mar
2016
June
2016
June
2016
Preston region
Bunbury 6.1
6.8
6.4
6.5 6.4 18,987
Capel 3.2
3.6
3.4
3.5 3.3 9,417
Collie 6.5
7.4
7.0
7.0
6.9 5,210
Dardanup 2.6
2.9
2.9
2.9
.9 8,131
Donnybrook-Balingup 4.2
4.5
4.2
4.3
4.2 3,049
Harvey 3.6
4.0
3.8
3.8 3.7 14,890
Vasse region
Augusta-Margaret River 3.6
4.0
3.8
3.7 3.5 7,883
Busselton 3.9
4.4
4.3
4.3 4.1 18,973
Blackwood region
Boyup Brook 4.0
4.7
4.5
4.7 4.6 878
Bridgetown-Greenbushes 4.0
4.6
4.6
4.7 4.5 2,337
Manjimup 5.0
5.4
5.1
5.0
4.8 5,017
Nannup 4.6
5.0
4.7
4.6
4.2 698
TOTAL SOUTH WEST 4.3
4.8
4.6
4.6 4.5 95,470

Source
Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets June Qtr 2016 (smoothed data series), released September 2016.