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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region was 8.18%.

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 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: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 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% 2018 - Dec, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - Sept, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2017 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Queensland: 5.90% 2017 - June, Queensland: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Queensland: 6.30% 2016 - Dec, Queensland: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Queensland: 6.10% 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: 6.60% 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% 2018 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2018 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.15% 2018 - June, Regional QLD : 6.09% 2018 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.02% 2017 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.14% 2017 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.15% 2017 - June, Regional QLD : 6.37% 2017 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.63% 2016 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.58% 2016 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.53% 2016 - June, Regional QLD : 6.62% 2016 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.57% 2015 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.72% 2015 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.99% 2015 - June, Regional QLD : 6.90% 2015 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.75% 2014 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.53% 2014 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.20% 2014 - June, Regional QLD : 6.04% 2014 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.02% 2013 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2013 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.10% 2013 - June, Regional QLD : 6.11% 2013 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.92% 2012 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2012 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.89% 2012 - June, Regional QLD : 5.94% 2012 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2011 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2011 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.99% 2011 - June, Regional QLD : 5.83% 2011 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.83% 2018 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.18% 2018 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.77% 2018 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.59% 2018 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.16% 2017 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.01% 2017 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.09% 2017 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.64% 2017 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.43% 2016 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.60% 2016 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.92% 2016 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.90% 2016 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.85% 2015 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.14% 2015 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.12% 2015 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.30% 2015 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.03% 2014 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.59% 2014 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.72% 2014 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.66% 2014 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.39% 2013 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.47% 2013 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.82% 2013 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.45% 2013 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.10% 2012 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.06% 2012 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.22% 2012 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.98% 2012 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8.22% 2011 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.55% 2011 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.83% 2011 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.98% 2011 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 6.97%
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 2018 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9,981 people 2018 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,786 people 2018 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,836 people 2018 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,182 people 2017 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,015 people 2017 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,016 people 2017 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,523 people 2017 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,634 people 2016 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11,874 people 2016 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,964 people 2016 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,865 people 2016 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,693 people 2015 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,088 people 2015 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,999 people 2015 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,789 people 2015 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 12,488 people 2014 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,823 people 2014 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,004 people 2014 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,137 people 2014 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9,971 people 2013 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,237 people 2013 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,918 people 2013 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,750 people 2013 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,389 people 2012 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,425 people 2012 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9,263 people 2012 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,025 people 2012 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10,065 people 2011 - Dec, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8,949 people 2011 - Sept, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9,265 people 2011 - June, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8,319 people 2011 - Mar, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 8,373 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 Wide Bay Burnett RegionRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
December9,981121,949+8.18+6.07+6.20+5.00
September10,786123,010+8.77+6.15+6.20+5.20
June11,836123,443+9.59+6.09+6.20+5.40
March11,182122,127+9.16+6.02+6.10+5.50
2017
December11,015122,264+9.01+6.14+6.00+5.50
September11,016121,140+9.09+6.15+5.90+5.50
June10,523121,839+8.64+6.37+6.10+5.60
March11,634123,405+9.43+6.63+6.30+5.80
2016
December11,874123,644+9.60+6.58+6.10+5.80
September10,964122,848+8.92+6.53+6.10+5.70
June10,865122,014+8.90+6.62+6.20+5.60
March10,693120,811+8.85+6.57+6.10+5.70
2015
December12,088119,225+10.14+6.72+6.00+5.80
September12,999116,899+11.12+6.99+6.20+6.00
June12,789113,174+11.30+6.90+6.30+6.10
March12,488113,226+11.03+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December10,823112,875+9.59+6.53+6.60+6.30
September10,004114,736+8.72+6.20+6.60+6.20
June10,137117,030+8.66+6.04+6.30+6.00
March9,971118,812+8.39+6.02+6.10+5.80
2013
December10,237120,867+8.47+5.98+6.00+5.80
September10,918123,781+8.82+6.10+5.80+5.80
June10,750127,254+8.45+6.11+5.80+5.70
March10,389128,332+8.10+5.92+5.70+5.50
2012
December10,425129,304+8.06+5.98+6.00+5.40
September9,263128,286+7.22+5.89+6.00+5.30
June10,025125,665+7.98+5.94+5.70+5.20
March10,065122,470+8.22+6.07+5.50+5.10
2011
December8,949118,593+7.55+6.07+5.50+5.20
September9,265118,402+7.83+5.99+5.50+5.20
June8,319119,102+6.98+5.83+5.40+5.00
March8,373120,154+6.97+5.83+5.50+5.00
2010
December8,486122,103+6.95+5.89+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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