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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area was 2.19%.

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, NSW: 5.20% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.53% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.65% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.87% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.15% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.11% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.35% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.38% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.19% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.80% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.53% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.30% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.18% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.01% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.89% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.88% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.67% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.51% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.42% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.38% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.36% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.49% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2017 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.19% 2016 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.98% 2016 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.91% 2016 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.01% 2016 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.96% 2015 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.91% 2015 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.77% 2015 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.70% 2015 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.08% 2014 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.70% 2014 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.93% 2014 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.91% 2014 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.59% 2013 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.94% 2013 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.76% 2013 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.83% 2013 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.71% 2012 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.44% 2012 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.45% 2012 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.29% 2012 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.24% 2011 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.17% 2011 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.09% 2011 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.16% 2011 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.39%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 723 people 2016 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 664 people 2016 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 654 people 2016 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,383 people 2016 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,338 people 2015 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,302 people 2015 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,208 people 2015 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,144 people 2015 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,406 people 2014 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,798 people 2014 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,913 people 2014 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,874 people 2014 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,674 people 2013 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,268 people 2013 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,186 people 2013 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,262 people 2013 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,195 people 2012 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,008 people 2012 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1,014 people 2012 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 900 people 2012 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 861 people 2011 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 808 people 2011 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 746 people 2011 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 785 people 2011 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 924 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council areaRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March72332,963+2.19+5.53+5.20+5.90
2016
December66433,555+1.98+5.65+5.10+5.70
September65434,222+1.91+5.87+5.00+5.70
June1,38368,950+2.01+6.15+5.10+5.70
March1,33868,362+1.96+6.60+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,30268,246+1.91+7.11+5.30+5.80
September1,20868,255+1.77+7.35+5.70+6.10
June1,14467,425+1.70+7.38+5.90+6.10
March1,40667,441+2.08+7.19+6.00+6.10
2014
December1,79866,639+2.70+6.80+6.10+6.20
September1,91365,275+2.93+6.53+5.90+6.20
June1,87464,385+2.91+6.30+5.70+6.00
March1,67464,588+2.59+6.18+5.50+5.90
2013
December1,26865,502+1.94+6.01+5.70+5.80
September1,18667,283+1.76+5.89+5.80+5.70
June1,26269,111+1.83+5.88+5.60+5.70
March1,19569,826+1.71+5.67+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,00869,829+1.44+5.51+5.10+5.40
September1,01469,718+1.45+5.42+5.10+5.30
June90069,558+1.29+5.38+5.00+5.20
March86169,317+1.24+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December80869,157+1.17+5.39+5.30+5.20
September74668,349+1.09+5.49+5.30+5.20
June78567,461+1.16+5.45+5.20+5.00
March92466,483+1.39+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December1,22064,894+1.88+5.77+4.90+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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