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Paroo Shire

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Paroo Shire was 10.11%.

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, 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, Paroo Shire: 10.11% 2018 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 9.76% 2018 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 9.11% 2018 - June, Paroo Shire: 7.89% 2018 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 9.25% 2017 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 9.00% 2017 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 8.34% 2017 - June, Paroo Shire: 9.30% 2017 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 8.33% 2016 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 8.82% 2016 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 9.81% 2016 - June, Paroo Shire: 9.14% 2016 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 6.57% 2015 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 4.49% 2015 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 3.14% 2015 - June, Paroo Shire: 2.33% 2015 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 3.06% 2014 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 3.53% 2014 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 3.20% 2014 - June, Paroo Shire: 2.97% 2014 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 2.75% 2013 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 2.68% 2013 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 2.96% 2013 - June, Paroo Shire: 3.37% 2013 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 3.91% 2012 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 4.06% 2012 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 4.14% 2012 - June, Paroo Shire: 4.07% 2012 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 3.94% 2011 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 5.01% 2011 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 5.83% 2011 - June, Paroo Shire: 6.57% 2011 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 7.38%
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, Paroo Shire: 84 people 2018 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 78 people 2018 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 72 people 2018 - June, Paroo Shire: 61 people 2018 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 72 people 2017 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 69 people 2017 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 63 people 2017 - June, Paroo Shire: 73 people 2017 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 66 people 2016 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 72 people 2016 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 83 people 2016 - June, Paroo Shire: 78 people 2016 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 60 people 2015 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 45 people 2015 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 34 people 2015 - June, Paroo Shire: 27 people 2015 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 36 people 2014 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 41 people 2014 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 37 people 2014 - June, Paroo Shire: 34 people 2014 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 30 people 2013 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 28 people 2013 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 30 people 2013 - June, Paroo Shire: 33 people 2013 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 40 people 2012 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 43 people 2012 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 45 people 2012 - June, Paroo Shire: 46 people 2012 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 45 people 2011 - Dec, Paroo Shire: 57 people 2011 - Sept, Paroo Shire: 65 people 2011 - June, Paroo Shire: 71 people 2011 - Mar, Paroo Shire: 79 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
Paroo ShireRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March84831+10.11+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December78799+9.76+5.98+6.10+5.00
September72790+9.11+6.06+6.20+5.20
June61773+7.89+6.02+6.20+5.40
March72778+9.25+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December69767+9.00+6.09+6.00+5.50
September63755+8.34+6.10+5.90+5.50
June73785+9.30+6.33+6.10+5.60
March66792+8.33+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December72816+8.82+6.62+6.20+5.80
September83846+9.81+6.58+6.00+5.60
June78853+9.14+6.65+6.20+5.60
March60913+6.57+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December451,003+4.49+6.71+6.00+5.80
September341,083+3.14+6.97+6.20+6.00
June271,157+2.33+6.90+6.30+6.10
March361,175+3.06+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December411,162+3.53+6.52+6.60+6.30
September371,157+3.20+6.20+6.70+6.20
June341,146+2.97+6.04+6.30+6.00
March301,090+2.75+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December281,044+2.68+5.96+6.00+5.80
September301,012+2.96+6.08+5.80+5.80
June33979+3.37+6.07+5.80+5.70
March401,023+3.91+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December431,059+4.06+5.98+6.00+5.40
September451,088+4.14+5.89+6.00+5.30
June461,131+4.07+5.96+5.70+5.20
March451,142+3.94+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December571,137+5.01+6.08+5.50+5.20
September651,114+5.83+5.97+5.50+5.20
June711,081+6.57+5.80+5.40+5.00
March791,071+7.38+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December911,072+8.49+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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