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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Ipswich was 6.78%.

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, Greater Brisbane : 6.17% 2018 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 6.21% 2018 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 6.02% 2018 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.95% 2018 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 6.00% 2017 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.99% 2017 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 6.03% 2017 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.95% 2017 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.73% 2016 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.58% 2016 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.65% 2016 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.65% 2016 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.62% 2015 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.75% 2015 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.86% 2015 - June, Greater Brisbane : 6.04% 2015 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 6.18% 2014 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 6.25% 2014 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 6.19% 2014 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.98% 2014 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.82% 2013 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.63% 2013 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.61% 2013 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.68% 2013 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.64% 2012 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 5.50% 2012 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 5.28% 2012 - June, Greater Brisbane : 5.02% 2012 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 4.82% 2011 - Dec, Greater Brisbane : 4.80% 2011 - Sept, Greater Brisbane : 4.93% 2011 - June, Greater Brisbane : 4.93% 2011 - Mar, Greater Brisbane : 5.07% 2019 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 6.78% 2018 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 7.67% 2018 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 8.06% 2018 - June, City of Ipswich: 8.49% 2018 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 8.54% 2017 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 7.98% 2017 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 7.82% 2017 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.49% 2017 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7.62% 2016 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8.42% 2016 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 8.28% 2016 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.85% 2016 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7.47% 2015 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 6.61% 2015 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6.53% 2015 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.24% 2015 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7.88% 2014 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8.97% 2014 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 9.57% 2014 - June, City of Ipswich: 9.29% 2014 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 8.64% 2013 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 7.79% 2013 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 7.10% 2013 - June, City of Ipswich: 7.01% 2013 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 6.63% 2012 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 6.25% 2012 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6.32% 2012 - June, City of Ipswich: 5.41% 2012 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 5.35% 2011 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 5.15% 2011 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 5.09% 2011 - June, City of Ipswich: 5.46% 2011 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 5.62%
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, City of Ipswich: 7,350 people 2018 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8,315 people 2018 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 8,819 people 2018 - June, City of Ipswich: 9,219 people 2018 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 9,222 people 2017 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8,522 people 2017 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 8,264 people 2017 - June, City of Ipswich: 7,827 people 2017 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7,853 people 2016 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8,616 people 2016 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 8,407 people 2016 - June, City of Ipswich: 7,938 people 2016 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7,577 people 2015 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 6,587 people 2015 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6,389 people 2015 - June, City of Ipswich: 7,046 people 2015 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 7,644 people 2014 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 8,752 people 2014 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 9,369 people 2014 - June, City of Ipswich: 9,059 people 2014 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 8,311 people 2013 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 7,421 people 2013 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 6,672 people 2013 - June, City of Ipswich: 6,468 people 2013 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 6,012 people 2012 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 5,622 people 2012 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 5,686 people 2012 - June, City of Ipswich: 4,888 people 2012 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 4,860 people 2011 - Dec, City of Ipswich: 4,655 people 2011 - Sept, City of Ipswich: 4,548 people 2011 - June, City of Ipswich: 4,784 people 2011 - Mar, City of Ipswich: 4,857 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
City of IpswichGreater Brisbane QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March7,350108,461+6.78+6.17+6.00+5.10
2018
December8,315108,401+7.67+6.21+6.10+5.00
September8,819109,382+8.06+6.02+6.20+5.20
June9,219108,559+8.49+5.95+6.20+5.40
March9,222107,970+8.54+6.00+6.20+5.50
2017
December8,522106,750+7.98+5.99+6.00+5.50
September8,264105,743+7.82+6.03+5.90+5.50
June7,827104,479+7.49+5.95+6.10+5.60
March7,853102,991+7.62+5.73+6.30+5.70
2016
December8,616102,377+8.42+5.58+6.20+5.80
September8,407101,548+8.28+5.65+6.00+5.60
June7,938101,130+7.85+5.65+6.20+5.60
March7,577101,462+7.47+5.62+6.10+5.70
2015
December6,58799,696+6.61+5.75+6.00+5.80
September6,38997,868+6.53+5.86+6.20+6.00
June7,04697,325+7.24+6.04+6.30+6.10
March7,64497,017+7.88+6.18+6.40+6.10
2014
December8,75297,614+8.97+6.25+6.60+6.30
September9,36997,922+9.57+6.19+6.70+6.20
June9,05997,513+9.29+5.98+6.30+6.00
March8,31196,246+8.64+5.82+6.10+5.80
2013
December7,42195,271+7.79+5.63+6.00+5.80
September6,67294,009+7.10+5.61+5.80+5.80
June6,46892,332+7.01+5.68+5.80+5.70
March6,01290,622+6.63+5.64+5.70+5.50
2012
December5,62289,881+6.25+5.50+6.00+5.40
September5,68689,906+6.32+5.28+6.00+5.30
June4,88890,305+5.41+5.02+5.70+5.20
March4,86090,902+5.35+4.82+5.50+5.10
2011
December4,65590,422+5.15+4.80+5.50+5.20
September4,54889,356+5.09+4.93+5.50+5.20
June4,78487,639+5.46+4.93+5.40+5.00
March4,85786,395+5.62+5.07+5.50+5.00
2010
December4,64084,304+5.50+5.02+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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