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Unemployment

In the 2017 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Ipswich was 7.56%.

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 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 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: 5.80% 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 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2017 - Mar, Queensland: 6.40% 2016 - Dec, Queensland: 6.20% 2016 - Sept, Queensland: 6.10% 2016 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2016 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2015 - Dec, Queensland: 6.10% 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: 5.90% 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 - June, Greater Brisbane : 6.03% 2017 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.81% 2016 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.65% 2016 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.70% 2016 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.67% 2015 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.90% 2015 - June, Greater Brisbane : 6.08% 2015 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 6.21% 2014 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 6.27% 2014 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 6.22% 2014 - June, Greater Brisbane : 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.85% 2013 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.67% 2013 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.65% 2013 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.72% 2013 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.67% 2012 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.53% 2012 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.30% 2012 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.04% 2012 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 4.85% 2011 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 4.83% 2011 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 4.97% 2011 - June, Greater Brisbane : 4.97% 2011 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.11% 2017 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.56% 2017 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7.67% 2016 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8.44% 2016 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 8.30% 2016 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.87% 2016 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7.49% 2015 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 6.63% 2015 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6.55% 2015 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.26% 2015 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7.91% 2014 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8.99% 2014 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 9.59% 2014 - June, City of Ipswich: 9.30% 2014 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 8.63% 2013 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 7.79% 2013 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 7.10% 2013 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.01% 2013 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 6.63% 2012 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 6.25% 2012 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6.32% 2012 - June, City of Ipswich: 5.41% 2012 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 5.34% 2011 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 5.15% 2011 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 5.09% 2011 - June, City of Ipswich: 5.46% 2011 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 5.62%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - June, City of Ipswich: 7,708 people 2017 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7,724 people 2016 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8,474 people 2016 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 8,274 people 2016 - June, City of Ipswich: 7,818 people 2016 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7,477 people 2015 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 6,508 people 2015 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6,310 people 2015 - June, City of Ipswich: 6,967 people 2015 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7,565 people 2014 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8,664 people 2014 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 9,282 people 2014 - June, City of Ipswich: 8,976 people 2014 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 8,243 people 2013 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 7,372 people 2013 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6,638 people 2013 - June, City of Ipswich: 6,441 people 2013 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 5,991 people 2012 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 5,608 people 2012 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 5,680 people 2012 - June, City of Ipswich: 4,888 people 2012 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 4,860 people 2011 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 4,657 people 2011 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 4,550 people 2011 - June, City of Ipswich: 4,784 people 2011 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 4,857 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
City of IpswichGreater Brisbane QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
June7,708101,916+7.56+6.03+6.20+5.60
March7,724100,717+7.67+5.81+6.40+5.80
2016
December8,474100,385+8.44+5.65+6.20+5.80
September8,27499,651+8.30+5.70+6.10+5.70
June7,81899,337+7.87+5.70+6.30+5.70
March7,47799,771+7.49+5.67+6.10+5.70
2015
December6,50898,104+6.63+5.80+6.10+5.80
September6,31096,376+6.55+5.90+6.20+6.10
June6,96795,910+7.26+6.08+6.30+6.10
March7,56595,675+7.91+6.21+6.40+6.10
2014
December8,66496,347+8.99+6.27+6.70+6.20
September9,28296,798+9.59+6.22+6.70+6.20
June8,97696,561+9.30+6.00+6.30+6.00
March8,24395,482+8.63+5.85+6.10+5.90
2013
December7,37294,670+7.79+5.67+6.00+5.80
September6,63893,514+7.10+5.65+5.90+5.80
June6,44191,936+7.01+5.72+5.90+5.70
March5,99190,333+6.63+5.67+5.80+5.50
2012
December5,60889,697+6.25+5.53+6.00+5.40
September5,68089,829+6.32+5.30+6.00+5.30
June4,88890,328+5.41+5.04+5.60+5.20
March4,86090,950+5.34+4.85+5.50+5.10
2011
December4,65790,484+5.15+4.83+5.50+5.20
September4,55089,399+5.09+4.97+5.50+5.20
June4,78487,637+5.46+4.97+5.40+5.00
March4,85786,393+5.62+5.11+5.40+4.90
2010
December4,64084,302+5.50+5.06+5.60+5.00

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

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