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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area was 2.37%.

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, NSW: 4.30% 2018 - Dec, NSW: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, NSW: 4.50% 2018 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, NSW: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, NSW: 4.70% 2017 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 5.10% 2019 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.14% 2018 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2018 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.61% 2018 - June, Regional NSW : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.42% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.26% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.52% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.76% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.06% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.53% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.08% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.35% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.38% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.19% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.76% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.45% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.19% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.09% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.94% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.84% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.81% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.59% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.44% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.48% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.43% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.51% 2019 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.37% 2018 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.53% 2018 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.46% 2018 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.37% 2018 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.23% 2017 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.44% 2017 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.49% 2017 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.23% 2017 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.20% 2016 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.00% 2016 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.93% 2016 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.04% 2016 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.98% 2015 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.93% 2015 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.78% 2015 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.71% 2015 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.09% 2014 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.71% 2014 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.95% 2014 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.92% 2014 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.60% 2013 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.95% 2013 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.76% 2013 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.83% 2013 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.71% 2012 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.44% 2012 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.45% 2012 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.29% 2012 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.24% 2011 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.17% 2011 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.09% 2011 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.16% 2011 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.39%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 817 people 2018 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 869 people 2018 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 850 people 2018 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 831 people 2018 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 782 people 2017 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 837 people 2017 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 822 people 2017 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 721 people 2017 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 708 people 2016 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 654 people 2016 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 645 people 2016 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 685 people 2016 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 662 people 2015 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 642 people 2015 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 594 people 2015 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 562 people 2015 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 688 people 2014 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 883 people 2014 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 943 people 2014 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 924 people 2014 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 829 people 2013 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 631 people 2013 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 588 people 2013 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 626 people 2013 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 593 people 2012 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 500 people 2012 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 505 people 2012 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 448 people 2012 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 429 people 2011 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 403 people 2011 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 373 people 2011 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 392 people 2011 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 462 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council areaRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March81734,439+2.37+5.14+4.30+5.10
2018
December86934,328+2.53+5.56+4.30+5.00
September85034,519+2.46+5.61+4.50+5.20
June83135,060+2.37+5.63+4.80+5.40
March78235,080+2.23+5.42+4.90+5.50
2017
December83734,282+2.44+5.26+4.80+5.50
September82232,954+2.49+5.28+4.70+5.50
June72132,265+2.23+5.28+4.80+5.60
March70832,225+2.20+5.39+5.00+5.70
2016
December65432,757+2.00+5.52+5.10+5.80
September64533,386+1.93+5.76+5.00+5.60
June68533,635+2.04+6.06+5.00+5.60
March66233,367+1.98+6.53+5.20+5.70
2015
December64233,331+1.93+7.08+5.30+5.80
September59433,353+1.78+7.35+5.70+6.00
June56232,958+1.71+7.38+5.80+6.10
March68832,972+2.09+7.19+5.90+6.10
2014
December88332,588+2.71+6.76+6.10+6.30
September94332,017+2.95+6.45+5.90+6.20
June92431,667+2.92+6.19+5.60+6.00
March82931,866+2.60+6.09+5.50+5.80
2013
December63132,413+1.95+5.94+5.80+5.80
September58833,335+1.76+5.84+5.80+5.80
June62634,294+1.83+5.81+5.60+5.70
March59334,700+1.71+5.59+5.40+5.50
2012
December50034,747+1.44+5.44+5.10+5.40
September50534,719+1.45+5.35+5.00+5.30
June44834,659+1.29+5.35+5.00+5.20
March42934,574+1.24+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December40334,527+1.17+5.39+5.20+5.20
September37334,150+1.09+5.48+5.30+5.20
June39233,729+1.16+5.43+5.20+5.00
March46233,240+1.39+5.51+5.10+5.00
2010
December61032,446+1.88+5.70+5.00+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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