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Murweh Shire

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Murweh Shire was 7.54%.

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, Murweh Shire: 7.54% 2018 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 7.23% 2018 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 6.83% 2018 - June, Murweh Shire: 6.14% 2018 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 7.48% 2017 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 7.57% 2017 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 7.21% 2017 - June, Murweh Shire: 8.14% 2017 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 7.55% 2016 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 7.87% 2016 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 8.89% 2016 - June, Murweh Shire: 8.36% 2016 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 6.05% 2015 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 4.23% 2015 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 2.95% 2015 - June, Murweh Shire: 2.09% 2015 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 2.78% 2014 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 3.10% 2014 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 2.62% 2014 - June, Murweh Shire: 2.29% 2014 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 1.94% 2013 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 1.86% 2013 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 2.28% 2013 - June, Murweh Shire: 2.74% 2013 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 3.35% 2012 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 3.78% 2012 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 3.94% 2012 - June, Murweh Shire: 4.08% 2012 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 3.87% 2011 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 4.51% 2011 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 4.97% 2011 - June, Murweh Shire: 5.50% 2011 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 5.85%
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, Murweh Shire: 165 people 2018 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 152 people 2018 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 142 people 2018 - June, Murweh Shire: 125 people 2018 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 153 people 2017 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 153 people 2017 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 143 people 2017 - June, Murweh Shire: 168 people 2017 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 157 people 2016 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 168 people 2016 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 195 people 2016 - June, Murweh Shire: 183 people 2016 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 141 people 2015 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 108 people 2015 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 81 people 2015 - June, Murweh Shire: 61 people 2015 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 82 people 2014 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 90 people 2014 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 76 people 2014 - June, Murweh Shire: 66 people 2014 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 53 people 2013 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 49 people 2013 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 58 people 2013 - June, Murweh Shire: 67 people 2013 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 85 people 2012 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 99 people 2012 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 106 people 2012 - June, Murweh Shire: 114 people 2012 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 109 people 2011 - Dec, Murweh Shire: 126 people 2011 - Sept, Murweh Shire: 136 people 2011 - June, Murweh Shire: 146 people 2011 - Mar, Murweh Shire: 154 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
Murweh ShireRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1652,189+7.54+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December1522,101+7.23+5.98+6.10+5.00
September1422,078+6.83+6.06+6.20+5.20
June1252,036+6.14+6.02+6.20+5.40
March1532,046+7.48+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December1532,021+7.57+6.09+6.00+5.50
September1431,984+7.21+6.10+5.90+5.50
June1682,063+8.14+6.33+6.10+5.60
March1572,080+7.55+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December1682,134+7.87+6.62+6.20+5.80
September1952,193+8.89+6.58+6.00+5.60
June1832,190+8.36+6.65+6.20+5.60
March1412,329+6.05+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December1082,552+4.23+6.71+6.00+5.80
September812,748+2.95+6.97+6.20+6.00
June612,922+2.09+6.90+6.30+6.10
March822,954+2.78+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December902,903+3.10+6.52+6.60+6.30
September762,896+2.62+6.20+6.70+6.20
June662,876+2.29+6.04+6.30+6.00
March532,738+1.94+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December492,629+1.86+5.96+6.00+5.80
September582,541+2.28+6.08+5.80+5.80
June672,445+2.74+6.07+5.80+5.70
March852,541+3.35+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December992,620+3.78+5.98+6.00+5.40
September1062,687+3.94+5.89+6.00+5.30
June1142,791+4.08+5.96+5.70+5.20
March1092,815+3.87+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December1262,794+4.51+6.08+5.50+5.20
September1362,738+4.97+5.97+5.50+5.20
June1462,656+5.50+5.80+5.40+5.00
March1542,631+5.85+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December1822,637+6.90+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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