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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Unemployment

In the 2017 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area was 2.43%.

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 2017 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.30% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.90% 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: 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: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.10% 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: 5.00% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.29% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.33% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.33% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.57% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.79% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.08% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.54% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.05% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.30% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.33% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.14% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.75% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.49% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.27% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.17% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.99% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.88% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.86% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.66% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.50% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.41% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.37% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.49% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2017 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.43% 2017 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.48% 2017 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.22% 2017 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.17% 2016 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.97% 2016 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.91% 2016 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.01% 2016 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.96% 2015 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.90% 2015 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.76% 2015 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.68% 2015 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.06% 2014 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.68% 2014 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.92% 2014 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.90% 2014 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.59% 2013 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.94% 2013 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.76% 2013 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.82% 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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 840 people 2017 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 825 people 2017 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 724 people 2017 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 710 people 2016 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 656 people 2016 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 647 people 2016 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 687 people 2016 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 664 people 2015 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 644 people 2015 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 596 people 2015 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 563 people 2015 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 689 people 2014 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 885 people 2014 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 945 people 2014 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 926 people 2014 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 831 people 2013 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 632 people 2013 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 590 people 2013 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 628 people 2013 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 595 people 2012 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 502 people 2012 - Sept, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 506 people 2012 - June, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 450 people 2012 - Mar, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 430 people 2011 - Dec, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 404 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, June 2017. 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 %
2017
December84034,603+2.43+5.29+4.80+5.50
September82533,307+2.48+5.33+4.70+5.50
June72432,657+2.22+5.33+4.80+5.60
March71032,659+2.17+5.45+5.00+5.70
2016
December65633,252+1.97+5.57+5.10+5.70
September64733,892+1.91+5.79+5.00+5.70
June68734,146+2.01+6.08+5.10+5.70
March66433,871+1.96+6.54+5.20+5.70
2015
December64433,828+1.90+7.05+5.30+5.80
September59633,840+1.76+7.30+5.70+6.10
June56333,431+1.68+7.33+5.90+6.10
March68933,436+2.06+7.14+6.00+6.10
2014
December88533,034+2.68+6.75+6.10+6.20
September94532,376+2.92+6.49+5.90+6.30
June92631,956+2.90+6.27+5.70+6.00
March83132,089+2.59+6.17+5.50+5.90
2013
December63232,572+1.94+5.99+5.70+5.90
September59033,498+1.76+5.88+5.80+5.80
June62834,449+1.82+5.86+5.60+5.70
March59534,845+1.71+5.66+5.40+5.50
2012
December50234,882+1.44+5.50+5.10+5.40
September50634,842+1.45+5.41+5.10+5.30
June45034,773+1.29+5.37+5.00+5.20
March43034,655+1.24+5.35+5.00+5.10
2011
December40434,574+1.17+5.39+5.20+5.20
September37334,174+1.09+5.49+5.30+5.20
June39233,729+1.16+5.45+5.20+5.00
March46233,240+1.39+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December61032,446+1.88+5.77+4.90+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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