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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Cook Shire was 27.11%.

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 2018 - Dec, Australia: 5.00% 2018 - Sept, Australia: 5.20% 2018 - June, Australia: 5.40% 2018 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.00% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.30% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 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: 5.00% 2018 - Dec, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - Sept, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2017 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Queensland: 5.90% 2017 - June, Queensland: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Queensland: 6.30% 2016 - Dec, Queensland: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Queensland: 6.10% 2016 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2016 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2015 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Queensland: 6.20% 2015 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2015 - Mar, Queensland: 6.40% 2014 - Dec, Queensland: 6.60% 2014 - Sept, Queensland: 6.60% 2014 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2014 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2013 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2013 - Sept, Queensland: 5.80% 2013 - June, Queensland: 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Queensland: 5.70% 2012 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2012 - Sept, Queensland: 6.00% 2012 - June, Queensland: 5.70% 2012 - Mar, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - Dec, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - Sept, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - June, Queensland: 5.40% 2011 - Mar, Queensland: 5.50% 2018 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2018 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.15% 2018 - June, Regional QLD : 6.09% 2018 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.02% 2017 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.14% 2017 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.15% 2017 - June, Regional QLD : 6.37% 2017 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.63% 2016 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.58% 2016 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.53% 2016 - June, Regional QLD : 6.62% 2016 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.57% 2015 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.72% 2015 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.99% 2015 - June, Regional QLD : 6.90% 2015 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.75% 2014 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.53% 2014 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.20% 2014 - June, Regional QLD : 6.04% 2014 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.02% 2013 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2013 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.10% 2013 - June, Regional QLD : 6.11% 2013 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.92% 2012 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2012 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.89% 2012 - June, Regional QLD : 5.94% 2012 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2011 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2011 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.99% 2011 - June, Regional QLD : 5.83% 2011 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.83% 2018 - Dec, Cook Shire: 27.11% 2018 - Sept, Cook Shire: 25.16% 2018 - June, Cook Shire: 21.61% 2018 - Mar, Cook Shire: 25.66% 2017 - Dec, Cook Shire: 25.08% 2017 - Sept, Cook Shire: 23.26% 2017 - June, Cook Shire: 25.46% 2017 - Mar, Cook Shire: 21.74% 2016 - Dec, Cook Shire: 21.74% 2016 - Sept, Cook Shire: 25.37% 2016 - June, Cook Shire: 25.56% 2016 - Mar, Cook Shire: 19.93% 2015 - Dec, Cook Shire: 15.25% 2015 - Sept, Cook Shire: 11.59% 2015 - June, Cook Shire: 8.23% 2015 - Mar, Cook Shire: 11.63% 2014 - Dec, Cook Shire: 13.36% 2014 - Sept, Cook Shire: 12.14% 2014 - June, Cook Shire: 11.65% 2014 - Mar, Cook Shire: 10.39% 2013 - Dec, Cook Shire: 10.50% 2013 - Sept, Cook Shire: 12.20% 2013 - June, Cook Shire: 14.24% 2013 - Mar, Cook Shire: 16.88% 2012 - Dec, Cook Shire: 18.35% 2012 - Sept, Cook Shire: 18.70% 2012 - June, Cook Shire: 18.86% 2012 - Mar, Cook Shire: 18.27% 2011 - Dec, Cook Shire: 21.61% 2011 - Sept, Cook Shire: 23.79% 2011 - June, Cook Shire: 26.43% 2011 - Mar, Cook Shire: 27.99%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - Dec, Cook Shire: 507 people 2018 - Sept, Cook Shire: 465 people 2018 - June, Cook Shire: 391 people 2018 - Mar, Cook Shire: 467 people 2017 - Dec, Cook Shire: 450 people 2017 - Sept, Cook Shire: 405 people 2017 - June, Cook Shire: 454 people 2017 - Mar, Cook Shire: 385 people 2016 - Dec, Cook Shire: 392 people 2016 - Sept, Cook Shire: 468 people 2016 - June, Cook Shire: 469 people 2016 - Mar, Cook Shire: 385 people 2015 - Dec, Cook Shire: 318 people 2015 - Sept, Cook Shire: 256 people 2015 - June, Cook Shire: 191 people 2015 - Mar, Cook Shire: 270 people 2014 - Dec, Cook Shire: 302 people 2014 - Sept, Cook Shire: 268 people 2014 - June, Cook Shire: 249 people 2014 - Mar, Cook Shire: 207 people 2013 - Dec, Cook Shire: 196 people 2013 - Sept, Cook Shire: 219 people 2013 - June, Cook Shire: 245 people 2013 - Mar, Cook Shire: 301 people 2012 - Dec, Cook Shire: 336 people 2012 - Sept, Cook Shire: 352 people 2012 - June, Cook Shire: 369 people 2012 - Mar, Cook Shire: 361 people 2011 - Dec, Cook Shire: 425 people 2011 - Sept, Cook Shire: 456 people 2011 - June, Cook Shire: 489 people 2011 - Mar, Cook Shire: 510 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
Cook ShireRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
December5071,870+27.11+6.07+6.20+5.00
September4651,848+25.16+6.15+6.20+5.20
June3911,809+21.61+6.09+6.20+5.40
March4671,820+25.66+6.02+6.10+5.50
2017
December4501,794+25.08+6.14+6.00+5.50
September4051,741+23.26+6.15+5.90+5.50
June4541,783+25.46+6.37+6.10+5.60
March3851,771+21.74+6.63+6.30+5.80
2016
December3921,803+21.74+6.58+6.10+5.80
September4681,845+25.37+6.53+6.10+5.70
June4691,835+25.56+6.62+6.20+5.60
March3851,932+19.93+6.57+6.10+5.70
2015
December3182,085+15.25+6.72+6.00+5.80
September2562,209+11.59+6.99+6.20+6.00
June1912,322+8.23+6.90+6.30+6.10
March2702,321+11.63+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December3022,260+13.36+6.53+6.60+6.30
September2682,207+12.14+6.20+6.60+6.20
June2492,138+11.65+6.04+6.30+6.00
March2071,992+10.39+6.02+6.10+5.80
2013
December1961,866+10.50+5.98+6.00+5.80
September2191,795+12.20+6.10+5.80+5.80
June2451,721+14.24+6.11+5.80+5.70
March3011,783+16.88+5.92+5.70+5.50
2012
December3361,831+18.35+5.98+6.00+5.40
September3521,882+18.70+5.89+6.00+5.30
June3691,957+18.86+5.94+5.70+5.20
March3611,976+18.27+6.07+5.50+5.10
2011
December4251,967+21.61+6.07+5.50+5.20
September4561,917+23.79+5.99+5.50+5.20
June4891,850+26.43+5.83+5.40+5.00
March5101,822+27.99+5.83+5.50+5.00
2010
December5621,815+30.96+5.89+5.50+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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