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Unemployment

In the 2018 June quarter, the unemployment rate in Gladstone Regional Council area was 7.86%.

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 - 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: 5.70% 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: 5.90% 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: 5.00% 2018 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2017 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Queensland: 6.00% 2017 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2017 - Mar, Queensland: 6.30% 2016 - Dec, Queensland: 6.20% 2016 - Sept, Queensland: 6.10% 2016 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 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 - 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 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.86% 2018 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.03% 2017 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.25% 2017 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.96% 2017 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.85% 2017 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.19% 2016 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.21% 2016 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.96% 2016 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.45% 2016 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.40% 2015 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.75% 2015 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.82% 2015 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.49% 2015 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.73% 2014 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.19% 2014 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.94% 2014 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.33% 2014 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.91% 2013 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.23% 2013 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.38% 2013 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.00% 2013 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.26% 2012 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.98% 2012 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.78% 2012 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.97% 2012 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.52% 2011 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.96% 2011 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.40% 2011 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.59% 2011 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.68%
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 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,599 people 2018 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,618 people 2017 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,681 people 2017 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,624 people 2017 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,657 people 2017 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,469 people 2016 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,177 people 2016 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,080 people 2016 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,242 people 2016 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,218 people 2015 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,327 people 2015 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,374 people 2015 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,929 people 2015 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,668 people 2014 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,476 people 2014 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,385 people 2014 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,501 people 2014 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,684 people 2013 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,757 people 2013 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,780 people 2013 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,638 people 2013 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,386 people 2012 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,301 people 2012 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,246 people 2012 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,314 people 2012 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,505 people 2011 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,661 people 2011 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,792 people 2011 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,821 people 2011 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,788 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
Gladstone Regional Council areaRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
June2,59933,078+7.86+6.08+6.20+5.40
March2,61832,593+8.03+6.01+6.10+5.50
2017
December2,68132,504+8.25+6.14+6.00+5.50
September2,62432,955+7.96+6.14+6.00+5.50
June2,65733,836+7.85+6.36+6.20+5.60
March2,46934,358+7.19+6.63+6.30+5.80
2016
December2,17735,053+6.21+6.58+6.20+5.80
September2,08034,881+5.96+6.54+6.10+5.70
June2,24234,741+6.45+6.62+6.30+5.70
March2,21834,660+6.40+6.57+6.10+5.70
2015
December2,32734,474+6.75+6.72+6.00+5.80
September2,37434,799+6.82+6.99+6.20+6.00
June1,92935,113+5.49+6.90+6.30+6.10
March1,66835,281+4.73+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December1,47635,266+4.19+6.53+6.60+6.30
September1,38535,136+3.94+6.20+6.60+6.20
June1,50134,705+4.33+6.04+6.30+6.00
March1,68434,291+4.91+6.02+6.10+5.90
2013
December1,75733,571+5.23+5.98+6.00+5.80
September1,78033,104+5.38+6.10+5.80+5.80
June1,63832,755+5.00+6.11+5.80+5.70
March1,38632,564+4.26+5.92+5.70+5.50
2012
December1,30132,728+3.98+5.98+6.00+5.40
September1,24632,979+3.78+5.89+6.00+5.30
June1,31433,070+3.97+5.94+5.70+5.20
March1,50533,300+4.52+6.07+5.50+5.10
2011
December1,66133,518+4.96+6.07+5.50+5.20
September1,79233,166+5.40+5.99+5.50+5.20
June1,82132,602+5.59+5.83+5.40+5.00
March1,78831,457+5.68+5.83+5.50+5.00
2010
December1,75030,323+5.77+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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