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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Toowoomba 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: 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, Toowoomba: 5.47% 2018 - Dec, Toowoomba: 5.81% 2018 - Sept, Toowoomba: 5.42% 2018 - June, Toowoomba: 5.00% 2018 - Mar, Toowoomba: 5.21% 2017 - Dec, Toowoomba: 5.27% 2017 - Sept, Toowoomba: 5.22% 2017 - June, Toowoomba: 5.32% 2017 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4.85% 2016 - Dec, Toowoomba: 4.28% 2016 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4.16% 2016 - June, Toowoomba: 3.98% 2016 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4.37% 2015 - Dec, Toowoomba: 4.74% 2015 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4.78% 2015 - June, Toowoomba: 4.94% 2015 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4.51% 2014 - Dec, Toowoomba: 4.05% 2014 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4.56% 2014 - June, Toowoomba: 4.51% 2014 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4.67% 2013 - Dec, Toowoomba: 4.87% 2013 - Sept, Toowoomba: 5.27% 2013 - June, Toowoomba: 6.00% 2013 - Mar, Toowoomba: 5.98% 2012 - Dec, Toowoomba: 6.05% 2012 - Sept, Toowoomba: 5.26% 2012 - June, Toowoomba: 4.53% 2012 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4.20% 2011 - Dec, Toowoomba: 4.40% 2011 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4.26% 2011 - June, Toowoomba: 4.18% 2011 - Mar, Toowoomba: 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: 4,686 people 2018 - Dec, Toowoomba: 5,057 people 2018 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4,656 people 2018 - June, Toowoomba: 4,256 people 2018 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4,396 people 2017 - Dec, Toowoomba: 4,489 people 2017 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4,485 people 2017 - June, Toowoomba: 4,499 people 2017 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4,013 people 2016 - Dec, Toowoomba: 3,475 people 2016 - Sept, Toowoomba: 3,321 people 2016 - June, Toowoomba: 3,194 people 2016 - Mar, Toowoomba: 3,546 people 2015 - Dec, Toowoomba: 3,793 people 2015 - Sept, Toowoomba: 3,755 people 2015 - June, Toowoomba: 3,826 people 2015 - Mar, Toowoomba: 3,485 people 2014 - Dec, Toowoomba: 3,164 people 2014 - Sept, Toowoomba: 3,606 people 2014 - June, Toowoomba: 3,631 people 2014 - Mar, Toowoomba: 3,752 people 2013 - Dec, Toowoomba: 3,898 people 2013 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4,246 people 2013 - June, Toowoomba: 4,784 people 2013 - Mar, Toowoomba: 4,848 people 2012 - Dec, Toowoomba: 4,937 people 2012 - Sept, Toowoomba: 4,277 people 2012 - June, Toowoomba: 3,671 people 2012 - Mar, Toowoomba: 3,312 people 2011 - Dec, Toowoomba: 3,400 people 2011 - Sept, Toowoomba: 3,278 people 2011 - June, Toowoomba: 3,214 people 2011 - Mar, Toowoomba: 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
ToowoombaRegional 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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