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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region was 6.21%.

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, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.21% 2018 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.24% 2018 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.39% 2018 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.70% 2018 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.05% 2017 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.85% 2017 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.86% 2017 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.97% 2017 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.99% 2016 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.73% 2016 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.70% 2016 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 4.93% 2016 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.40% 2015 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.12% 2015 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.66% 2015 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 7.00% 2015 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 7.29% 2014 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 7.39% 2014 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.95% 2014 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.53% 2014 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.09% 2013 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.85% 2013 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.03% 2013 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.70% 2013 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.75% 2012 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.69% 2012 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.58% 2012 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.03% 2012 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.90% 2011 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 5.83% 2011 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.05% 2011 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.05% 2011 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 6.15%
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, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 11,924 people 2018 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 11,899 people 2018 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 12,125 people 2018 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10,695 people 2018 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,366 people 2017 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8,807 people 2017 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8,640 people 2017 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8,647 people 2017 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8,613 people 2016 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8,256 people 2016 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8,382 people 2016 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 8,972 people 2016 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,932 people 2015 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 11,146 people 2015 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 12,030 people 2015 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 12,546 people 2015 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 12,960 people 2014 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 13,199 people 2014 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 12,404 people 2014 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 11,575 people 2014 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10,596 people 2013 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,852 people 2013 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,938 people 2013 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10,818 people 2013 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10,809 people 2012 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10,743 people 2012 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 10,556 people 2012 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,618 people 2012 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,395 people 2011 - Dec, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,329 people 2011 - Sept, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,754 people 2011 - June, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,744 people 2011 - Mar, RDA Sunshine Coast Region: 9,899 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
RDA Sunshine Coast RegionRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March11,924192,150+6.21+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December11,899190,642+6.24+5.98+6.10+5.00
September12,125189,834+6.39+6.06+6.20+5.20
June10,695187,633+5.70+6.02+6.20+5.40
March9,366185,648+5.05+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December8,807181,647+4.85+6.09+6.00+5.50
September8,640177,649+4.86+6.10+5.90+5.50
June8,647174,118+4.97+6.33+6.10+5.60
March8,613172,674+4.99+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December8,256174,653+4.73+6.62+6.20+5.80
September8,382178,301+4.70+6.58+6.00+5.60
June8,972182,170+4.93+6.65+6.20+5.60
March9,932183,784+5.40+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December11,146182,069+6.12+6.71+6.00+5.80
September12,030180,713+6.66+6.97+6.20+6.00
June12,546179,153+7.00+6.90+6.30+6.10
March12,960177,867+7.29+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December13,199178,547+7.39+6.52+6.60+6.30
September12,404178,360+6.95+6.20+6.70+6.20
June11,575177,212+6.53+6.04+6.30+6.00
March10,596173,943+6.09+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December9,852168,555+5.85+5.96+6.00+5.80
September9,938164,735+6.03+6.08+5.80+5.80
June10,818161,427+6.70+6.07+5.80+5.70
March10,809160,016+6.75+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December10,743160,574+6.69+5.98+6.00+5.40
September10,556160,375+6.58+5.89+6.00+5.30
June9,618159,431+6.03+5.96+5.70+5.20
March9,395159,150+5.90+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December9,329160,000+5.83+6.08+5.50+5.20
September9,754161,292+6.05+5.97+5.50+5.20
June9,744161,192+6.05+5.80+5.40+5.00
March9,899160,906+6.15+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December9,661158,014+6.11+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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