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Unemployment

In the 2018 September quarter, the unemployment rate in the FNQROC was 7.06%.

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 - 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 - 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 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.13% 2018 - June, Regional QLD : 6.08% 2018 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.01% 2017 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.14% 2017 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.14% 2017 - June, Regional QLD : 6.36% 2017 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.63% 2016 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.58% 2016 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.54% 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 - Sept, FNQROC: 7.06% 2018 - June, FNQROC: 6.96% 2018 - Mar, FNQROC: 6.72% 2017 - Dec, FNQROC: 6.53% 2017 - Sept, FNQROC: 6.28% 2017 - June, FNQROC: 6.98% 2017 - Mar, FNQROC: 7.88% 2016 - Dec, FNQROC: 8.28% 2016 - Sept, FNQROC: 9.04% 2016 - June, FNQROC: 9.11% 2016 - Mar, FNQROC: 8.49% 2015 - Dec, FNQROC: 8.14% 2015 - Sept, FNQROC: 8.19% 2015 - June, FNQROC: 7.79% 2015 - Mar, FNQROC: 7.64% 2014 - Dec, FNQROC: 8.07% 2014 - Sept, FNQROC: 7.71% 2014 - June, FNQROC: 8.04% 2014 - Mar, FNQROC: 7.95% 2013 - Dec, FNQROC: 7.70% 2013 - Sept, FNQROC: 8.20% 2013 - June, FNQROC: 8.24% 2013 - Mar, FNQROC: 8.61% 2012 - Dec, FNQROC: 8.92% 2012 - Sept, FNQROC: 8.81% 2012 - June, FNQROC: 8.14% 2012 - Mar, FNQROC: 8.09% 2011 - Dec, FNQROC: 8.04% 2011 - Sept, FNQROC: 7.28% 2011 - June, FNQROC: 7.35% 2011 - Mar, FNQROC: 7.47%
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 2018 - Sept, FNQROC: 9,508 people 2018 - June, FNQROC: 9,356 people 2018 - Mar, FNQROC: 9,138 people 2017 - Dec, FNQROC: 8,848 people 2017 - Sept, FNQROC: 8,446 people 2017 - June, FNQROC: 9,247 people 2017 - Mar, FNQROC: 10,308 people 2016 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,717 people 2016 - Sept, FNQROC: 11,643 people 2016 - June, FNQROC: 11,744 people 2016 - Mar, FNQROC: 10,968 people 2015 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,500 people 2015 - Sept, FNQROC: 10,563 people 2015 - June, FNQROC: 10,157 people 2015 - Mar, FNQROC: 9,945 people 2014 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,536 people 2014 - Sept, FNQROC: 10,145 people 2014 - June, FNQROC: 10,602 people 2014 - Mar, FNQROC: 10,609 people 2013 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,497 people 2013 - Sept, FNQROC: 11,434 people 2013 - June, FNQROC: 11,614 people 2013 - Mar, FNQROC: 12,030 people 2012 - Dec, FNQROC: 12,271 people 2012 - Sept, FNQROC: 11,933 people 2012 - June, FNQROC: 10,911 people 2012 - Mar, FNQROC: 11,007 people 2011 - Dec, FNQROC: 11,042 people 2011 - Sept, FNQROC: 10,055 people 2011 - June, FNQROC: 10,228 people 2011 - Mar, FNQROC: 10,437 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
FNQROCRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
September9,508134,743+7.06+6.13+6.20+5.20
June9,356134,382+6.96+6.08+6.20+5.40
March9,138136,034+6.72+6.01+6.10+5.50
2017
December8,848135,585+6.53+6.14+6.00+5.50
September8,446134,404+6.28+6.14+5.90+5.50
June9,247132,417+6.98+6.36+6.10+5.60
March10,308130,746+7.88+6.63+6.30+5.80
2016
December10,717129,450+8.28+6.58+6.10+5.80
September11,643128,741+9.04+6.54+6.10+5.70
June11,744128,980+9.11+6.62+6.20+5.60
March10,968129,177+8.49+6.57+6.10+5.70
2015
December10,500128,986+8.14+6.72+6.00+5.80
September10,563129,023+8.19+6.99+6.20+6.00
June10,157130,305+7.79+6.90+6.30+6.10
March9,945130,184+7.64+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December10,536130,481+8.07+6.53+6.60+6.30
September10,145131,609+7.71+6.20+6.60+6.20
June10,602131,802+8.04+6.04+6.30+6.00
March10,609133,410+7.95+6.02+6.10+5.80
2013
December10,497136,269+7.70+5.98+6.00+5.80
September11,434139,462+8.20+6.10+5.80+5.80
June11,614140,877+8.24+6.11+5.80+5.70
March12,030139,748+8.61+5.92+5.70+5.50
2012
December12,271137,517+8.92+5.98+6.00+5.40
September11,933135,452+8.81+5.89+6.00+5.30
June10,911134,123+8.14+5.94+5.70+5.20
March11,007136,088+8.09+6.07+5.50+5.10
2011
December11,042137,272+8.04+6.07+5.50+5.20
September10,055138,041+7.28+5.99+5.50+5.20
June10,228139,065+7.35+5.83+5.40+5.00
March10,437139,799+7.47+5.83+5.50+5.00
2010
December11,005140,929+7.81+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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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