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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Sunshine Coast Council area was 6.30%.

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, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.30% 2018 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.34% 2018 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.50% 2018 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.80% 2018 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.13% 2017 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.92% 2017 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.92% 2017 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.01% 2017 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.03% 2016 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.76% 2016 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.73% 2016 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 4.93% 2016 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.41% 2015 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.13% 2015 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.67% 2015 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7.03% 2015 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7.31% 2014 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7.41% 2014 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.96% 2014 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.52% 2014 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.07% 2013 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.96% 2013 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.60% 2013 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.64% 2012 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.57% 2012 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.47% 2012 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.93% 2012 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.79% 2011 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.73% 2011 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.96% 2011 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 5.97% 2011 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 6.08%
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, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10,288 people 2018 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10,274 people 2018 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10,477 people 2018 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 9,241 people 2018 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,089 people 2017 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,587 people 2017 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,424 people 2017 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,415 people 2017 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,380 people 2016 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,068 people 2016 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,157 people 2016 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,629 people 2016 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,437 people 2015 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 9,466 people 2015 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10,227 people 2015 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10,679 people 2015 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 11,014 people 2014 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 11,206 people 2014 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 10,508 people 2014 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 9,787 people 2014 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,939 people 2013 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,264 people 2013 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,308 people 2013 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 9,009 people 2013 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,979 people 2012 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,918 people 2012 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,763 people 2012 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,984 people 2012 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,789 people 2011 - Dec, Sunshine Coast Council area: 7,747 people 2011 - Sept, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,115 people 2011 - June, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,118 people 2011 - Mar, Sunshine Coast Council area: 8,263 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
Sunshine Coast Council areaRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March10,288163,235+6.30+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December10,274161,954+6.34+5.98+6.10+5.00
September10,477161,268+6.50+6.06+6.20+5.20
June9,241159,398+5.80+6.02+6.20+5.40
March8,089157,712+5.13+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December7,587154,313+4.92+6.09+6.00+5.50
September7,424150,908+4.92+6.10+5.90+5.50
June7,415147,900+5.01+6.33+6.10+5.60
March7,380146,664+5.03+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December7,068148,336+4.76+6.62+6.20+5.80
September7,157151,377+4.73+6.58+6.00+5.60
June7,629154,606+4.93+6.65+6.20+5.60
March8,437155,919+5.41+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December9,466154,408+6.13+6.71+6.00+5.80
September10,227153,223+6.67+6.97+6.20+6.00
June10,679151,863+7.03+6.90+6.30+6.10
March11,014150,737+7.31+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December11,206151,277+7.41+6.52+6.60+6.30
September10,508151,057+6.96+6.20+6.70+6.20
June9,787150,026+6.52+6.04+6.30+6.00
March8,939147,200+6.07+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December8,264142,582+5.80+5.96+6.00+5.80
September8,308139,328+5.96+6.08+5.80+5.80
June9,009136,506+6.60+6.07+5.80+5.70
March8,979135,290+6.64+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December8,918135,738+6.57+5.98+6.00+5.40
September8,763135,538+6.47+5.89+6.00+5.30
June7,984134,710+5.93+5.96+5.70+5.20
March7,789134,441+5.79+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December7,747135,128+5.73+6.08+5.50+5.20
September8,115136,188+5.96+5.97+5.50+5.20
June8,118136,075+5.97+5.80+5.40+5.00
March8,263135,805+6.08+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December8,056133,334+6.04+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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