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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Gold Coast City was 4.65%.

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 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, Gold Coast City: 4.65% 2018 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 4.34% 2018 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 4.32% 2018 - June, Gold Coast City: 4.42% 2018 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 4.63% 2017 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 4.97% 2017 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 4.80% 2017 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.15% 2017 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.33% 2016 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.47% 2016 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.49% 2016 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.37% 2016 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.56% 2015 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.27% 2015 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.60% 2015 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.83% 2015 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.84% 2014 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 6.03% 2014 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.83% 2014 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.61% 2014 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.73% 2013 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.68% 2013 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.73% 2013 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.78% 2013 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.50% 2012 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 5.59% 2012 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 5.62% 2012 - June, Gold Coast City: 5.83% 2012 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 6.08% 2011 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 6.16% 2011 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 6.14% 2011 - June, Gold Coast City: 6.01% 2011 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 5.97%
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, Gold Coast City: 16,241 people 2018 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 14,931 people 2018 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 14,600 people 2018 - June, Gold Coast City: 14,877 people 2018 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 15,396 people 2017 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 16,243 people 2017 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 15,420 people 2017 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,343 people 2017 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 16,835 people 2016 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 17,373 people 2016 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,707 people 2016 - June, Gold Coast City: 17,360 people 2016 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 17,845 people 2015 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 16,710 people 2015 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,450 people 2015 - June, Gold Coast City: 17,933 people 2015 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 17,761 people 2014 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 18,227 people 2014 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,379 people 2014 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,377 people 2014 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 16,583 people 2013 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 16,328 people 2013 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 16,338 people 2013 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,550 people 2013 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 15,709 people 2012 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 15,944 people 2012 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 16,148 people 2012 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,857 people 2012 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 17,577 people 2011 - Dec, Gold Coast City: 17,642 people 2011 - Sept, Gold Coast City: 17,361 people 2011 - June, Gold Coast City: 16,713 people 2011 - Mar, Gold Coast City: 16,479 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
Gold Coast CityRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March16,241348,925+4.65+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December14,931343,980+4.34+5.98+6.10+5.00
September14,600338,243+4.32+6.06+6.20+5.20
June14,877336,438+4.42+6.02+6.20+5.40
March15,396332,465+4.63+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December16,243326,972+4.97+6.09+6.00+5.50
September15,420321,349+4.80+6.10+5.90+5.50
June16,343317,525+5.15+6.33+6.10+5.60
March16,835315,958+5.33+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December17,373317,491+5.47+6.62+6.20+5.80
September17,707322,429+5.49+6.58+6.00+5.60
June17,360323,206+5.37+6.65+6.20+5.60
March17,845321,116+5.56+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December16,710316,970+5.27+6.71+6.00+5.80
September17,450311,494+5.60+6.97+6.20+6.00
June17,933307,589+5.83+6.90+6.30+6.10
March17,761304,008+5.84+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December18,227302,342+6.03+6.52+6.60+6.30
September17,379298,063+5.83+6.20+6.70+6.20
June16,377291,957+5.61+6.04+6.30+6.00
March16,583289,507+5.73+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December16,328287,575+5.68+5.96+6.00+5.80
September16,338285,045+5.73+6.08+5.80+5.80
June16,550286,416+5.78+6.07+5.80+5.70
March15,709285,392+5.50+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December15,944285,197+5.59+5.98+6.00+5.40
September16,148287,388+5.62+5.89+6.00+5.30
June16,857289,106+5.83+5.96+5.70+5.20
March17,577288,973+6.08+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December17,642286,237+6.16+6.08+5.50+5.20
September17,361282,638+6.14+5.97+5.50+5.20
June16,713278,006+6.01+5.80+5.40+5.00
March16,479276,059+5.97+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December16,927274,278+6.17+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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