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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the FNQROC was 6.91%.

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, FNQROC: 6.91% 2018 - Sept, FNQROC: 7.11% 2018 - June, FNQROC: 6.98% 2018 - Mar, FNQROC: 6.73% 2017 - Dec, FNQROC: 6.54% 2017 - Sept, FNQROC: 6.29% 2017 - June, FNQROC: 6.99% 2017 - Mar, FNQROC: 7.89% 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: 8.08% 2014 - Sept, FNQROC: 7.71% 2014 - June, FNQROC: 8.05% 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: 8.13% 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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - Dec, FNQROC: 9,280 people 2018 - Sept, FNQROC: 9,497 people 2018 - June, FNQROC: 9,309 people 2018 - Mar, FNQROC: 9,091 people 2017 - Dec, FNQROC: 8,801 people 2017 - Sept, FNQROC: 8,405 people 2017 - June, FNQROC: 9,203 people 2017 - Mar, FNQROC: 10,255 people 2016 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,660 people 2016 - Sept, FNQROC: 11,584 people 2016 - June, FNQROC: 11,688 people 2016 - Mar, FNQROC: 10,916 people 2015 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,455 people 2015 - Sept, FNQROC: 10,522 people 2015 - June, FNQROC: 10,119 people 2015 - Mar, FNQROC: 9,912 people 2014 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,503 people 2014 - Sept, FNQROC: 10,119 people 2014 - June, FNQROC: 10,580 people 2014 - Mar, FNQROC: 10,590 people 2013 - Dec, FNQROC: 10,486 people 2013 - Sept, FNQROC: 11,428 people 2013 - June, FNQROC: 11,612 people 2013 - Mar, FNQROC: 12,030 people 2012 - Dec, FNQROC: 12,273 people 2012 - Sept, FNQROC: 11,932 people 2012 - June, FNQROC: 10,910 people 2012 - Mar, FNQROC: 11,008 people 2011 - Dec, FNQROC: 11,043 people 2011 - Sept, FNQROC: 10,056 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, December 2018. 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
December9,280134,361+6.91+6.07+6.20+5.00
September9,497133,550+7.11+6.15+6.20+5.20
June9,309133,337+6.98+6.09+6.20+5.40
March9,091135,038+6.73+6.02+6.10+5.50
2017
December8,801134,646+6.54+6.14+6.00+5.50
September8,405133,544+6.29+6.15+5.90+5.50
June9,203131,645+6.99+6.37+6.10+5.60
March10,255130,037+7.89+6.63+6.30+5.80
2016
December10,660128,778+8.28+6.58+6.10+5.80
September11,584128,090+9.04+6.53+6.10+5.70
June11,688128,343+9.11+6.62+6.20+5.60
March10,916128,566+8.49+6.57+6.10+5.70
2015
December10,455128,421+8.14+6.72+6.00+5.80
September10,522128,500+8.19+6.99+6.20+6.00
June10,119129,815+7.79+6.90+6.30+6.10
March9,912129,728+7.64+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December10,503130,058+8.08+6.53+6.60+6.30
September10,119131,233+7.71+6.20+6.60+6.20
June10,580131,505+8.05+6.04+6.30+6.00
March10,590133,191+7.95+6.02+6.10+5.80
2013
December10,486136,130+7.70+5.98+6.00+5.80
September11,428139,390+8.20+6.10+5.80+5.80
June11,612140,842+8.24+6.11+5.80+5.70
March12,030139,737+8.61+5.92+5.70+5.50
2012
December12,273137,522+8.92+5.98+6.00+5.40
September11,932135,470+8.81+5.89+6.00+5.30
June10,910134,149+8.13+5.94+5.70+5.20
March11,008136,115+8.09+6.07+5.50+5.10
2011
December11,043137,288+8.04+6.07+5.50+5.20
September10,056138,048+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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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