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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region was 9.45%.

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.45% 2016 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.65% 2016 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.99% 2016 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.97% 2016 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.90% 2015 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.16% 2015 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.12% 2015 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.29% 2015 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.03% 2014 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.60% 2014 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.73% 2014 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.66% 2014 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.39% 2013 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.46% 2013 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.81% 2013 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.44% 2013 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.09% 2012 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.06% 2012 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.22% 2012 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.98% 2012 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.22% 2011 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.55% 2011 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.83% 2011 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.98% 2011 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.97%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,797 people 2016 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,053 people 2016 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,141 people 2016 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,042 people 2016 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,835 people 2015 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,195 people 2015 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 13,083 people 2015 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,854 people 2015 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,549 people 2014 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,877 people 2014 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,047 people 2014 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,159 people 2014 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9,972 people 2013 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,224 people 2013 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,897 people 2013 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,726 people 2013 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,367 people 2012 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,405 people 2012 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9,250 people 2012 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,018 people 2012 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,058 people 2011 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8,948 people 2011 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9,265 people 2011 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8,319 people 2011 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8,373 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett RegionRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March11,797124,844+9.45+6.69+6.40+5.90
2016
December12,053124,941+9.65+6.65+6.20+5.70
September11,141123,987+8.99+6.61+6.10+5.70
June11,042123,037+8.97+6.69+6.30+5.70
March10,835121,726+8.90+6.63+6.20+5.70
2015
December12,195120,080+10.16+6.77+6.00+5.80
September13,083117,655+11.12+7.03+6.20+6.10
June12,854113,806+11.29+6.91+6.30+6.10
March12,549113,738+11.03+6.76+6.40+6.10
2014
December10,877113,268+9.60+6.54+6.70+6.20
September10,047115,053+8.73+6.21+6.70+6.20
June10,159117,247+8.66+6.05+6.30+6.00
March9,972118,901+8.39+6.03+6.10+5.90
2013
December10,224120,826+8.46+5.98+6.00+5.80
September10,897123,635+8.81+6.10+5.80+5.70
June10,726127,038+8.44+6.11+5.90+5.70
March10,367128,092+8.09+5.93+5.80+5.50
2012
December10,405129,085+8.06+5.99+6.00+5.40
September9,250128,113+7.22+5.90+6.00+5.30
June10,018125,548+7.98+5.96+5.60+5.20
March10,058122,407+8.22+6.08+5.50+5.10
2011
December8,948118,567+7.55+6.09+5.50+5.20
September9,265118,396+7.83+6.00+5.50+5.20
June8,319119,102+6.98+5.85+5.40+5.00
March8,373120,154+6.97+5.85+5.40+4.90
2010
December8,486122,103+6.95+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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