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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Tablelands was 5.40%.

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, Tablelands: 5.40% 2018 - Dec, Tablelands: 6.44% 2018 - Sept, Tablelands: 6.70% 2018 - June, Tablelands: 6.73% 2018 - Mar, Tablelands: 6.35% 2017 - Dec, Tablelands: 6.17% 2017 - Sept, Tablelands: 5.97% 2017 - June, Tablelands: 6.67% 2017 - Mar, Tablelands: 7.79% 2016 - Dec, Tablelands: 8.22% 2016 - Sept, Tablelands: 9.04% 2016 - June, Tablelands: 9.26% 2016 - Mar, Tablelands: 8.85% 2015 - Dec, Tablelands: 8.70% 2015 - Sept, Tablelands: 8.91% 2015 - June, Tablelands: 8.57% 2015 - Mar, Tablelands: 8.28% 2014 - Dec, Tablelands: 8.81% 2014 - Sept, Tablelands: 8.44% 2014 - June, Tablelands: 8.83% 2014 - Mar, Tablelands: 8.68% 2013 - Dec, Tablelands: 8.35% 2013 - Sept, Tablelands: 8.84% 2013 - June, Tablelands: 8.93% 2013 - Mar, Tablelands: 9.40% 2012 - Dec, Tablelands: 9.70% 2012 - Sept, Tablelands: 9.57% 2012 - June, Tablelands: 8.65% 2012 - Mar, Tablelands: 8.45% 2011 - Dec, Tablelands: 8.11% 2011 - Sept, Tablelands: 7.08% 2011 - June, Tablelands: 7.02% 2011 - Mar, Tablelands: 7.15%
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, Tablelands: 601 people 2018 - Dec, Tablelands: 703 people 2018 - Sept, Tablelands: 727 people 2018 - June, Tablelands: 730 people 2018 - Mar, Tablelands: 698 people 2017 - Dec, Tablelands: 677 people 2017 - Sept, Tablelands: 651 people 2017 - June, Tablelands: 717 people 2017 - Mar, Tablelands: 827 people 2016 - Dec, Tablelands: 864 people 2016 - Sept, Tablelands: 944 people 2016 - June, Tablelands: 970 people 2016 - Mar, Tablelands: 926 people 2015 - Dec, Tablelands: 905 people 2015 - Sept, Tablelands: 924 people 2015 - June, Tablelands: 896 people 2015 - Mar, Tablelands: 866 people 2014 - Dec, Tablelands: 927 people 2014 - Sept, Tablelands: 899 people 2014 - June, Tablelands: 946 people 2014 - Mar, Tablelands: 946 people 2013 - Dec, Tablelands: 935 people 2013 - Sept, Tablelands: 1,018 people 2013 - June, Tablelands: 1,043 people 2013 - Mar, Tablelands: 1,089 people 2012 - Dec, Tablelands: 1,104 people 2012 - Sept, Tablelands: 1,070 people 2012 - June, Tablelands: 955 people 2012 - Mar, Tablelands: 948 people 2011 - Dec, Tablelands: 919 people 2011 - Sept, Tablelands: 809 people 2011 - June, Tablelands: 811 people 2011 - Mar, Tablelands: 833 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
TablelandsRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March60111,129+5.40+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December70310,918+6.44+5.98+6.10+5.00
September72710,847+6.70+6.06+6.20+5.20
June73010,841+6.73+6.02+6.20+5.40
March69810,996+6.35+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December67710,975+6.17+6.09+6.00+5.50
September65110,910+5.97+6.10+5.90+5.50
June71710,747+6.67+6.33+6.10+5.60
March82710,620+7.79+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December86410,511+8.22+6.62+6.20+5.80
September94410,442+9.04+6.58+6.00+5.60
June97010,472+9.26+6.65+6.20+5.60
March92610,462+8.85+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December90510,400+8.70+6.71+6.00+5.80
September92410,369+8.91+6.97+6.20+6.00
June89610,453+8.57+6.90+6.30+6.10
March86610,457+8.28+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December92710,524+8.81+6.52+6.60+6.30
September89910,658+8.44+6.20+6.70+6.20
June94610,710+8.83+6.04+6.30+6.00
March94610,899+8.68+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December93511,192+8.35+5.96+6.00+5.80
September1,01811,514+8.84+6.08+5.80+5.80
June1,04311,681+8.93+6.07+5.80+5.70
March1,08911,581+9.40+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December1,10411,382+9.70+5.98+6.00+5.40
September1,07011,185+9.57+5.89+6.00+5.30
June95511,043+8.65+5.96+5.70+5.20
March94811,217+8.45+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December91911,336+8.11+6.08+5.50+5.20
September80911,433+7.08+5.97+5.50+5.20
June81111,559+7.02+5.80+5.40+5.00
March83311,653+7.15+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December90511,768+7.69+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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