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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Gladstone Regional Council area was 7.27%.

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: The Department of Employment advise that highly disaggregated labour force and unemployment estimates at the LGA level can display significant variability and should be viewed with caution. The figures are smoothed using a four-quarter (annual) average to minimise the variability inherent in small area estimates.

This page presents unemployment estimates for benchmark regions which are headline figures widely published by government and media sites but are not directly comparable to the LGA estimates as they are not annual averages. For more information, see the data notes.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 2019 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 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: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.60% 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% 2019 - Mar, Queensland: 6.00% 2018 - Dec, Queensland: 6.10% 2018 - Sept, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Queensland: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Queensland: 5.90% 2017 - June, Queensland: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Queensland: 6.30% 2016 - Dec, Queensland: 6.20% 2016 - Sept, Queensland: 6.00% 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: 6.70% 2014 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2014 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2013 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2013 - Sept, Queensland: 5.80% 2013 - June, Queensland: 5.80% 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% 2019 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.87% 2018 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2018 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.06% 2018 - June, Regional QLD : 6.02% 2018 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.96% 2017 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.09% 2017 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.10% 2017 - June, Regional QLD : 6.33% 2017 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.64% 2016 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.62% 2016 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.58% 2016 - June, Regional QLD : 6.65% 2016 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.58% 2015 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.71% 2015 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.97% 2015 - June, Regional QLD : 6.90% 2015 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.75% 2014 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.52% 2014 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.20% 2014 - June, Regional QLD : 6.04% 2014 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.01% 2013 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.96% 2013 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.08% 2013 - June, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2013 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.91% 2012 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2012 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.89% 2012 - June, Regional QLD : 5.96% 2012 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.09% 2011 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.08% 2011 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.97% 2011 - June, Regional QLD : 5.80% 2011 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.79% 2019 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.27% 2018 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.75% 2018 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.88% 2018 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.96% 2018 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.14% 2017 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.35% 2017 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 8.05% 2017 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.94% 2017 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 7.26% 2016 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.26% 2016 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.01% 2016 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.51% 2016 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.46% 2015 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.81% 2015 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 6.88% 2015 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 5.54% 2015 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.77% 2014 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.22% 2014 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.97% 2014 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.34% 2014 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 4.92% 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, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2019 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,472 people 2018 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,615 people 2018 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,622 people 2018 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,606 people 2018 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,620 people 2017 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,680 people 2017 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,621 people 2017 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,653 people 2017 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,463 people 2016 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,170 people 2016 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,072 people 2016 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,233 people 2016 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,210 people 2015 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,318 people 2015 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 2,366 people 2015 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,923 people 2015 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,663 people 2014 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,472 people 2014 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,382 people 2014 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,498 people 2014 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,681 people 2013 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,755 people 2013 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,778 people 2013 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,637 people 2013 - Mar, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,385 people 2012 - Dec, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,301 people 2012 - Sept, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,245 people 2012 - June, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1,313 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, December 2018. 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 %
2019
March2,47234,023+7.27+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December2,61533,754+7.75+5.98+6.10+5.00
September2,62233,257+7.88+6.06+6.20+5.20
June2,60632,732+7.96+6.02+6.20+5.40
March2,62032,204+8.14+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December2,68032,090+8.35+6.09+6.00+5.50
September2,62132,547+8.05+6.10+5.90+5.50
June2,65333,427+7.94+6.33+6.10+5.60
March2,46333,949+7.26+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December2,17034,639+6.26+6.62+6.20+5.80
September2,07234,455+6.01+6.58+6.00+5.60
June2,23334,310+6.51+6.65+6.20+5.60
March2,21034,235+6.46+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December2,31834,061+6.81+6.71+6.00+5.80
September2,36634,393+6.88+6.97+6.20+6.00
June1,92334,710+5.54+6.90+6.30+6.10
March1,66334,882+4.77+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December1,47234,875+4.22+6.52+6.60+6.30
September1,38234,829+3.97+6.20+6.70+6.20
June1,49834,487+4.34+6.04+6.30+6.00
March1,68134,161+4.92+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December1,75533,531+5.23+5.96+6.00+5.80
September1,77833,076+5.38+6.08+5.80+5.80
June1,63732,735+5.00+6.07+5.80+5.70
March1,38532,547+4.26+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December1,30132,711+3.98+5.98+6.00+5.40
September1,24532,963+3.78+5.89+6.00+5.30
June1,31333,058+3.97+5.96+5.70+5.20
March1,50533,293+4.52+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December1,66133,514+4.96+6.08+5.50+5.20
September1,79233,164+5.40+5.97+5.50+5.20
June1,82132,602+5.59+5.80+5.40+5.00
March1,78831,457+5.68+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December1,75030,323+5.77+5.85+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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