Briefing paper
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This e-brief, which is part of a series relating to all NSW regions, sets out key labour force trends for the residents of the Newcastle & Lake Macquarie region. Data has been sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey. The ABS divides NSW into 28 regions; 15 in Greater Sydney and 13 in Regional NSW.

Covered are four key labour force indicators:

  • Employment (full-time and part-time);
  • The participation rate;
  • The unemployment rate; and
  • The youth unemployment rate.

A map of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region is included at the end of the e-brief. The map also shows the NSW electorates located wholly or partly within the region. The e-brief finishes with a short section on labour force definitions and methodological notes. 

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