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In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Balonne Shire was 3.64%.

The unemployment rate is derived from the ABS labour force survey and Centrelink data and compiled by the Department of Employment. It is published quarterly in the Small Area Labour Markets publication, for Local Government Areas. The unemployment rate shown here is the proportion of the resident labour force (those in work or looking for work, and aged over 15) who are looking for work. Unemployment does not include people who don’t have a job but are not seeking a job.

Unemployment is an important indicator of the economic success of an area. A low unemployment rate can indicate an affluent area with a high rate of access to jobs, or a place where those who can’t find jobs leave the area. A high rate can indicate a declining economy with closures of key industries, or a residential area with a significantly disadvantaged population.

Note: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2012 - Dec, Australia: 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Australia: 5.30% 2012 - June, Australia: 5.20% 2012 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2011 - Dec, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - June, Australia: 5.00% 2011 - Mar, Australia: 4.90% 2017 - Mar, Queensland: 6.40% 2016 - Dec, Queensland: 6.20% 2016 - Sept, Queensland: 6.10% 2016 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2016 - Mar, Queensland: 6.20% 2015 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Queensland: 6.20% 2015 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2015 - Mar, Queensland: 6.40% 2014 - Dec, Queensland: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Queensland: 6.70% 2014 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2014 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2013 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2013 - Sept, Queensland: 5.80% 2013 - June, Queensland: 5.90% 2013 - Mar, Queensland: 5.80% 2012 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2012 - Sept, Queensland: 6.00% 2012 - June, Queensland: 5.60% 2012 - Mar, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - Dec, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - Sept, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - June, Queensland: 5.40% 2011 - Mar, Queensland: 5.40% 2017 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.69% 2016 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.65% 2016 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.61% 2016 - June, Regional QLD : 6.69% 2016 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.63% 2015 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.77% 2015 - Sept, Regional QLD : 7.03% 2015 - June, Regional QLD : 6.91% 2015 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.76% 2014 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.54% 2014 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.21% 2014 - June, Regional QLD : 6.05% 2014 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.03% 2013 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2013 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.10% 2013 - June, Regional QLD : 6.11% 2013 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.93% 2012 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.99% 2012 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.90% 2012 - June, Regional QLD : 5.96% 2012 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.08% 2011 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.09% 2011 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.00% 2011 - June, Regional QLD : 5.85% 2011 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.85% 2017 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 3.64% 2016 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 3.54% 2016 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 3.17% 2016 - June, Balonne Shire: 3.93% 2016 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 4.42% 2015 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 4.23% 2015 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 4.67% 2015 - June, Balonne Shire: 4.96% 2015 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 4.68% 2014 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 4.74% 2014 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 5.09% 2014 - June, Balonne Shire: 4.53% 2014 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 4.32% 2013 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 3.54% 2013 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 2.91% 2013 - June, Balonne Shire: 2.92% 2013 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 3.08% 2012 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 4.12% 2012 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 4.68% 2012 - June, Balonne Shire: 4.58% 2012 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 4.59% 2011 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 5.08% 2011 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 4.96% 2011 - June, Balonne Shire: 5.76% 2011 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 5.97%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 97 people 2016 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 96 people 2016 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 87 people 2016 - June, Balonne Shire: 107 people 2016 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 118 people 2015 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 111 people 2015 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 123 people 2015 - June, Balonne Shire: 133 people 2015 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 127 people 2014 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 131 people 2014 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 143 people 2014 - June, Balonne Shire: 131 people 2014 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 123 people 2013 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 100 people 2013 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 81 people 2013 - June, Balonne Shire: 78 people 2013 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 83 people 2012 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 111 people 2012 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 126 people 2012 - June, Balonne Shire: 125 people 2012 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 126 people 2011 - Dec, Balonne Shire: 137 people 2011 - Sept, Balonne Shire: 134 people 2011 - June, Balonne Shire: 154 people 2011 - Mar, Balonne Shire: 160 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
Balonne ShireRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March972,665+3.64+6.69+6.40+5.90
2016
December962,712+3.54+6.65+6.20+5.70
September872,743+3.17+6.61+6.10+5.70
June1072,726+3.93+6.69+6.30+5.70
March1182,670+4.42+6.63+6.20+5.70
2015
December1112,624+4.23+6.77+6.00+5.80
September1232,634+4.67+7.03+6.20+6.10
June1332,680+4.96+6.91+6.30+6.10
March1272,713+4.68+6.76+6.40+6.10
2014
December1312,766+4.74+6.54+6.70+6.20
September1432,807+5.09+6.21+6.70+6.20
June1312,895+4.53+6.05+6.30+6.00
March1232,850+4.32+6.03+6.10+5.90
2013
December1002,826+3.54+5.98+6.00+5.80
September812,782+2.91+6.10+5.80+5.70
June782,671+2.92+6.11+5.90+5.70
March832,694+3.08+5.93+5.80+5.50
2012
December1112,695+4.12+5.99+6.00+5.40
September1262,692+4.68+5.90+6.00+5.30
June1252,731+4.58+5.96+5.60+5.20
March1262,746+4.59+6.08+5.50+5.10
2011
December1372,699+5.08+6.09+5.50+5.20
September1342,700+4.96+6.00+5.50+5.20
June1542,674+5.76+5.85+5.40+5.00
March1602,678+5.97+5.85+5.40+4.90
2010
December1552,735+5.67+5.91+5.60+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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