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The Department of Education, Skills and Employment produces quarterly regional estimates of unemployment and the unemployment rate. These estimates are produced for two geographical classifications:

• For approximately 2,200 Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Statistical Area Level 2s (SA2s), on a State/Territory and Metropolitan/Non-metropolitan basis. For the States and the Northern Territory, estimates for the Capital City and the rest of each State are also provided; and

• For each of Australia’s 540 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

Latest available SALM estimates can be found at the Small Area Labour Markets (SALM) website.

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The National Skills Commission projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.

Workforce Shortages

The National Skills Commission carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.