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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Livingstone Shire Council area was 4.72%.

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, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.72% 2018 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.07% 2018 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.19% 2018 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.24% 2018 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.40% 2017 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.67% 2017 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.71% 2017 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.82% 2017 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.48% 2016 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.96% 2016 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.87% 2016 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.52% 2016 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 6.39% 2015 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 6.78% 2015 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.74% 2015 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.22% 2014 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.78% 2014 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.66% 2014 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.30% 2014 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 6.14% 2013 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 6.76% 2013 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 6.92% 2013 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 6.45% 2013 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.48% 2012 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.78% 2012 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.40% 2012 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.37% 2012 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 4.74% 2011 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.03% 2011 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.29% 2011 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.40% 2011 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 5.40%
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, Livingstone Shire Council area: 909 people 2018 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 969 people 2018 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 976 people 2018 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 968 people 2018 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 980 people 2017 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,026 people 2017 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,042 people 2017 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,088 people 2017 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,038 people 2016 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 955 people 2016 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 928 people 2016 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,041 people 2016 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,066 people 2015 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,179 people 2015 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,259 people 2015 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,072 people 2015 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 977 people 2014 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 893 people 2014 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 864 people 2014 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 966 people 2014 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,099 people 2013 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,181 people 2013 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,193 people 2013 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 1,101 people 2013 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 930 people 2012 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 816 people 2012 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 755 people 2012 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 750 people 2012 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 817 people 2011 - Dec, Livingstone Shire Council area: 870 people 2011 - Sept, Livingstone Shire Council area: 906 people 2011 - June, Livingstone Shire Council area: 912 people 2011 - Mar, Livingstone Shire Council area: 882 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
Livingstone Shire Council areaRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March90919,253+4.72+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December96919,095+5.07+5.98+6.10+5.00
September97618,805+5.19+6.06+6.20+5.20
June96818,490+5.24+6.02+6.20+5.40
March98018,164+5.40+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December1,02618,083+5.67+6.09+6.00+5.50
September1,04218,263+5.71+6.10+5.90+5.50
June1,08818,692+5.82+6.33+6.10+5.60
March1,03818,931+5.48+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December95519,260+4.96+6.62+6.20+5.80
September92819,056+4.87+6.58+6.00+5.60
June1,04118,860+5.52+6.65+6.20+5.60
March1,06618,702+5.70+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December1,17918,462+6.39+6.71+6.00+5.80
September1,25918,561+6.78+6.97+6.20+6.00
June1,07218,673+5.74+6.90+6.30+6.10
March97718,718+5.22+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December89318,666+4.78+6.52+6.60+6.30
September86418,529+4.66+6.20+6.70+6.20
June96618,218+5.30+6.04+6.30+6.00
March1,09917,908+6.14+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December1,18117,466+6.76+5.96+6.00+5.80
September1,19317,237+6.92+6.08+5.80+5.80
June1,10117,069+6.45+6.07+5.80+5.70
March93016,981+5.48+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December81617,073+4.78+5.98+6.00+5.40
September75517,157+4.40+5.89+6.00+5.30
June75017,151+4.37+5.96+5.70+5.20
March81717,221+4.74+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December87017,282+5.03+6.08+5.50+5.20
September90617,139+5.29+5.97+5.50+5.20
June91216,891+5.40+5.80+5.40+5.00
March88216,339+5.40+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December83215,791+5.27+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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