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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Toowoomba Regional Council area was 5.47%.

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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.47% 2018 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.81% 2018 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.42% 2018 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.00% 2018 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.21% 2017 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.27% 2017 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.22% 2017 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.32% 2017 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.85% 2016 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.28% 2016 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.16% 2016 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3.98% 2016 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.37% 2015 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.74% 2015 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.78% 2015 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.94% 2015 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.51% 2014 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.05% 2014 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.56% 2014 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.51% 2014 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.67% 2013 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.87% 2013 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.27% 2013 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 6.00% 2013 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.98% 2012 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 6.05% 2012 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.26% 2012 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.53% 2012 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.20% 2011 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.40% 2011 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.26% 2011 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.18% 2011 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4.19%
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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,686 people 2018 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5,057 people 2018 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,656 people 2018 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,256 people 2018 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,396 people 2017 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,489 people 2017 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,485 people 2017 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,499 people 2017 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,013 people 2016 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,475 people 2016 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,321 people 2016 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,194 people 2016 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,546 people 2015 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,793 people 2015 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,755 people 2015 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,826 people 2015 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,485 people 2014 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,164 people 2014 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,606 people 2014 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,631 people 2014 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,752 people 2013 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,898 people 2013 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,246 people 2013 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,784 people 2013 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,848 people 2012 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,937 people 2012 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 4,277 people 2012 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,671 people 2012 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,312 people 2011 - Dec, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,400 people 2011 - Sept, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,278 people 2011 - June, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,214 people 2011 - Mar, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3,223 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
Toowoomba Regional Council areaRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March4,68685,742+5.47+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December5,05787,033+5.81+5.98+6.10+5.00
September4,65685,917+5.42+6.06+6.20+5.20
June4,25685,054+5.00+6.02+6.20+5.40
March4,39684,304+5.21+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December4,48985,118+5.27+6.09+6.00+5.50
September4,48585,970+5.22+6.10+5.90+5.50
June4,49984,648+5.32+6.33+6.10+5.60
March4,01382,702+4.85+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December3,47581,194+4.28+6.62+6.20+5.80
September3,32179,924+4.16+6.58+6.00+5.60
June3,19480,349+3.98+6.65+6.20+5.60
March3,54681,070+4.37+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December3,79380,089+4.74+6.71+6.00+5.80
September3,75578,529+4.78+6.97+6.20+6.00
June3,82677,375+4.94+6.90+6.30+6.10
March3,48577,293+4.51+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December3,16478,072+4.05+6.52+6.60+6.30
September3,60679,126+4.56+6.20+6.70+6.20
June3,63180,568+4.51+6.04+6.30+6.00
March3,75280,381+4.67+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December3,89880,103+4.87+5.96+6.00+5.80
September4,24680,495+5.27+6.08+5.80+5.80
June4,78479,715+6.00+6.07+5.80+5.70
March4,84881,059+5.98+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December4,93781,617+6.05+5.98+6.00+5.40
September4,27781,276+5.26+5.89+6.00+5.30
June3,67181,001+4.53+5.96+5.70+5.20
March3,31278,810+4.20+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December3,40077,206+4.40+6.08+5.50+5.20
September3,27876,899+4.26+5.97+5.50+5.20
June3,21476,845+4.18+5.80+5.40+5.00
March3,22376,926+4.19+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December2,72977,176+3.54+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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