Regional Labour Market Indicator

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    The Regional Labour Market Indicator (RLMI) combines key measures of labour market capacity, from both an employee and an employer perspective, into a single measure of regional labour market performance.

    The March 2024 results show that:

    • while most regions have benefited from recent strong labour market conditions, considerable variation in conditions between regions remains
    • stronger-performing regions tend to have larger populations i.e. major cities
    • poorer-performing regions tend to be located in regional and remote areas that have high unemployment and limited employment opportunities. The results highlight the additional challenges faced in many regional areas by both employers and jobseekers.

    For further information, download the March results.

    Labour Market Ratings by SA4, March 2024

    An interactive map is available to discover and compare labour market conditions across Australia.

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    The map groups regions into categories of overall labour market performance, ranging from ‘poor’ to ‘strong’ (relative to the national average), providing a reliable view of regional labour market performance.

    For example: A strong labour market is characterised by a high rate of employment and is central to a strong economy and prosperous and inclusive society.

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    Labour Market Ratings by SA4

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    Regional Labour Market Indicator Results - March 2024.docx

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    Regional Labour Market Indicator Results - March 2024.pdf

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    Methodology

    Regional Labour Market Indicator Methodology Paper.pdf

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    Regional Labour Market Indicator Methodology Paper.docx

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    Contact

    If you have any questions about the RLMI, email: RegionalWorkforceAssessment@jobsandskills.gov.au