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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Townsville City Council was 7.57%.

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, Townsville City Council: 7.57% 2018 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 8.21% 2018 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 8.84% 2018 - June, Townsville City Council: 8.80% 2018 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 8.19% 2017 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 8.17% 2017 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 8.75% 2017 - June, Townsville City Council: 9.29% 2017 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 10.84% 2016 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 10.75% 2016 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 9.67% 2016 - June, Townsville City Council: 9.17% 2016 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 7.83% 2015 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 7.45% 2015 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 7.86% 2015 - June, Townsville City Council: 8.15% 2015 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 8.07% 2014 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 7.83% 2014 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 7.18% 2014 - June, Townsville City Council: 6.43% 2014 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 5.98% 2013 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 5.63% 2013 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 5.21% 2013 - June, Townsville City Council: 4.45% 2013 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 4.13% 2012 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 4.27% 2012 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 5.23% 2012 - June, Townsville City Council: 6.28% 2012 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 6.39% 2011 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 5.96% 2011 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 5.16% 2011 - June, Townsville City Council: 4.41% 2011 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 4.16%
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, Townsville City Council: 7,363 people 2018 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 8,113 people 2018 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 8,787 people 2018 - June, Townsville City Council: 8,712 people 2018 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 7,949 people 2017 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 7,829 people 2017 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 8,178 people 2017 - June, Townsville City Council: 8,454 people 2017 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 9,754 people 2016 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 9,565 people 2016 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 8,702 people 2016 - June, Townsville City Council: 8,341 people 2016 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 7,277 people 2015 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 7,097 people 2015 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 7,678 people 2015 - June, Townsville City Council: 8,169 people 2015 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 8,073 people 2014 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 7,687 people 2014 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 6,909 people 2014 - June, Townsville City Council: 6,114 people 2014 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 5,833 people 2013 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 5,665 people 2013 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 5,311 people 2013 - June, Townsville City Council: 4,532 people 2013 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 4,115 people 2012 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 4,186 people 2012 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 5,208 people 2012 - June, Townsville City Council: 6,419 people 2012 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 6,698 people 2011 - Dec, Townsville City Council: 6,323 people 2011 - Sept, Townsville City Council: 5,466 people 2011 - June, Townsville City Council: 4,664 people 2011 - Mar, Townsville City Council: 4,339 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
Townsville City CouncilRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March7,36397,275+7.57+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December8,11398,776+8.21+5.98+6.10+5.00
September8,78799,446+8.84+6.06+6.20+5.20
June8,71298,999+8.80+6.02+6.20+5.40
March7,94997,113+8.19+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December7,82995,779+8.17+6.09+6.00+5.50
September8,17893,514+8.75+6.10+5.90+5.50
June8,45491,044+9.29+6.33+6.10+5.60
March9,75490,011+10.84+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December9,56589,008+10.75+6.62+6.20+5.80
September8,70289,947+9.67+6.58+6.00+5.60
June8,34191,007+9.17+6.65+6.20+5.60
March7,27792,935+7.83+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December7,09795,325+7.45+6.71+6.00+5.80
September7,67897,642+7.86+6.97+6.20+6.00
June8,169100,217+8.15+6.90+6.30+6.10
March8,07399,995+8.07+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December7,68798,206+7.83+6.52+6.60+6.30
September6,90996,233+7.18+6.20+6.70+6.20
June6,11495,119+6.43+6.04+6.30+6.00
March5,83397,614+5.98+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December5,665100,612+5.63+5.96+6.00+5.80
September5,311101,897+5.21+6.08+5.80+5.80
June4,532101,750+4.45+6.07+5.80+5.70
March4,11599,534+4.13+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December4,18698,079+4.27+5.98+6.00+5.40
September5,20899,643+5.23+5.89+6.00+5.30
June6,419102,222+6.28+5.96+5.70+5.20
March6,698104,864+6.39+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December6,323106,149+5.96+6.08+5.50+5.20
September5,466106,012+5.16+5.97+5.50+5.20
June4,664105,825+4.41+5.80+5.40+5.00
March4,339104,284+4.16+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December4,731104,154+4.54+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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