Latrobe City has a highly skilled and diverse workforce with a pool of potential workers in the surrounding area.
Over the past 10 years, Latrobe City has experienced a high growth rate (an increase of 54.5%) in the number of jobs available. Total employment for Latrobe City is 27,373 jobs, representing a 10.4% increase on the 24,790 jobs since the 2001 Census.
Unemployment has decreased within Latrobe City from a high of 14.9% in 1998 to 6.8% in 2011.
The top five sectors of employment in Latrobe City are retail, health care and social assistance, manufacturing, education and training and construction. These sectors make up 15,259 (55.7%) of the workforce. Public administration and safety and electricity, gas, water and waste services are also significant employment sectors for Latrobe City.
Technicians and trade workers, professionals and clerical and administrative workers are the most common occupations.