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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Gold Coast City was 5.35%.

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, Gold Coast City: 5.35% 2016 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.50% 2016 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.52% 2016 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.40% 2016 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.58% 2015 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.62% 2015 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.85% 2015 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.85% 2014 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 6.03% 2014 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.83% 2014 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.61% 2014 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.73% 2013 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.68% 2013 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.73% 2013 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.78% 2013 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.50% 2012 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.59% 2012 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.62% 2012 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.83% 2012 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 6.08% 2011 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 6.16% 2011 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 6.14% 2011 - June, Gold Coast City: 6.01% 2011 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 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, Gold Coast City: 16,605 people 2016 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 17,216 people 2016 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,571 people 2016 - June, Gold Coast City: 17,257 people 2016 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 17,774 people 2015 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 16,672 people 2015 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,418 people 2015 - June, Gold Coast City: 17,904 people 2015 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 17,725 people 2014 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 18,182 people 2014 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,334 people 2014 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,344 people 2014 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 16,560 people 2013 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 16,303 people 2013 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 16,312 people 2013 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,524 people 2013 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 15,684 people 2012 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 15,926 people 2012 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 16,139 people 2012 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,856 people 2012 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 17,580 people 2011 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 17,646 people 2011 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,364 people 2011 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,713 people 2011 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 16,479 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
Gold Coast CityRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March16,605310,568+5.35+6.69+6.40+5.90
2016
December17,216312,797+5.50+6.65+6.20+5.70
September17,571318,389+5.52+6.61+6.10+5.70
June17,257319,819+5.40+6.69+6.30+5.70
March17,774318,337+5.58+6.63+6.20+5.70
2015
December16,672314,711+5.30+6.77+6.00+5.80
September17,418309,673+5.62+7.03+6.20+6.10
June17,904306,115+5.85+6.91+6.30+6.10
March17,725302,819+5.85+6.76+6.40+6.10
2014
December18,182301,405+6.03+6.54+6.70+6.20
September17,334297,333+5.83+6.21+6.70+6.20
June16,344291,395+5.61+6.05+6.30+6.00
March16,560289,035+5.73+6.03+6.10+5.90
2013
December16,303287,135+5.68+5.98+6.00+5.80
September16,312284,644+5.73+6.10+5.80+5.70
June16,524286,074+5.78+6.11+5.90+5.70
March15,684285,138+5.50+5.93+5.80+5.50
2012
December15,926285,039+5.59+5.99+6.00+5.40
September16,139287,307+5.62+5.90+6.00+5.30
June16,856289,085+5.83+5.96+5.60+5.20
March17,580288,974+6.08+6.08+5.50+5.10
2011
December17,646286,252+6.16+6.09+5.50+5.20
September17,364282,651+6.14+6.00+5.50+5.20
June16,713278,006+6.01+5.85+5.40+5.00
March16,479276,059+5.97+5.85+5.40+4.90
2010
December16,927274,278+6.17+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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