Queensland Unemployment Rate 1978 to 2015


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Queensland Unemployment Rate for 15 year old and over.

During 1978 to 2015 unemployment rates for Adults in Queensland have varied between a high of 11.0% in July 1983, and a low of 3.3% in August 2008.

The was a very sharp rise in 1982-83 when the rate jumped from 6.2% to 11% between July 1982 and July 1983.

However, this was not just related to Queensland, as the overall Australian unemployment rate for this period also had a large increase from 7.0% to 10.6%.

The political parties in power during those years were:

1983

Federal Government:
Liberal Party from 1975 to 1983
ALP from 11 March 1983


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Queensland Government:
Country/National party 1957 to 1989
ALP from 2 December 1989

2008

Federal Government:
Liberal Party 1993 to 2007
ALP from 2007 to 2013

Queensland Government:
ALP from 1989 to 2012
Liberal party from 24 March 2012

QLD Unemployment Rate 15+ 1978-2016
The above chart is based on the following data from the ABS Labour Force Survey Jan 2016

7.2 % Feb-78
7.3 % Mar-78
6.9 % Apr-78
7.2 % May-78
7.1 % Jun-78
7.2 % Jul-78
7.3 % Aug-78
7.1 % Sep-78
6.4 % Oct-78
7.0 % Nov-78
6.8 % Dec-78
7.3 % Jan-79
7.0 % Feb-79
7.0 % Mar-79
6.9 % Apr-79
6.5 % May-79
6.6 % Jun-79
6.5 % Jul-79
6.2 % Aug-79
6.2 % Sep-79
6.4 % Oct-79
6.4 % Nov-79
6.5 % Dec-79
6.5 % Jan-80
6.5 % Feb-80
6.6 % Mar-80
7.1 % Apr-80
6.9 % May-80
6.9 % Jun-80
6.5 % Jul-80
6.5 % Aug-80
6.5 % Sep-80
6.3 % Oct-80
6.0 % Nov-80
6.2 % Dec-80
6.2 % Jan-81
5.6 % Feb-81
5.8 % Mar-81
5.7 % Apr-81
5.5 % May-81
5.5 % Jun-81
5.9 % Jul-81
6.2 % Aug-81
5.7 % Sep-81
6.1 % Oct-81
5.8 % Nov-81
6.0 % Dec-81
5.9 % Jan-82
6.1 % Feb-82
5.8 % Mar-82
5.8 % Apr-82
6.2 % May-82
6.3 % Jun-82
6.2 % Jul-82
6.9 % Aug-82
7.3 % Sep-82
7.7 % Oct-82
8.3 % Nov-82
9.5 % Dec-82
9.8 % Jan-83
10.2 % Feb-83
10.0 % Mar-83
10.4 % Apr-83
10.4 % May-83
10.3 % Jun-83
11.0 % Jul-83
10.5 % Aug-83
10.2 % Sep-83
9.9 % Oct-83
9.6 % Nov-83
9.0 % Dec-83
9.5 % Jan-84
9.0 % Feb-84
9.5 % Mar-84
9.6 % Apr-84
9.5 % May-84
9.6 % Jun-84
9.8 % Jul-84
10.1 % Aug-84
9.8 % Sep-84
10.2 % Oct-84
10.4 % Nov-84
9.8 % Dec-84
10.0 % Jan-85
10.0 % Feb-85
10.0 % Mar-85
10.0 % Apr-85
9.8 % May-85
10.0 % Jun-85
9.7 % Jul-85
9.3 % Aug-85
9.3 % Sep-85
9.2 % Oct-85
9.1 % Nov-85
8.8 % Dec-85
8.8 % Jan-86
9.2 % Feb-86
9.0 % Mar-86
8.8 % Apr-86
9.7 % May-86
9.3 % Jun-86
9.9 % Jul-86
9.8 % Aug-86
9.8 % Sep-86
10.0 % Oct-86
9.7 % Nov-86
10.1 % Dec-86
9.6 % Jan-87
9.8 % Feb-87
10.1 % Mar-87
9.8 % Apr-87
10.0 % May-87
9.8 % Jun-87
9.6 % Jul-87
9.7 % Aug-87
9.7 % Sep-87
9.8 % Oct-87
9.6 % Nov-87
9.5 % Dec-87
9.9 % Jan-88
9.1 % Feb-88
9.0 % Mar-88
8.8 % Apr-88
8.0 % May-88
8.3 % Jun-88
7.4 % Jul-88
7.6 % Aug-88
8.2 % Sep-88
7.6 % Oct-88
7.6 % Nov-88
7.6 % Dec-88
7.7 % Jan-89
7.6 % Feb-89
6.8 % Mar-89
6.9 % Apr-89
6.8 % May-89
6.6 % Jun-89
6.7 % Jul-89
6.9 % Aug-89
7.0 % Sep-89
7.2 % Oct-89
6.7 % Nov-89
6.6 % Dec-89
6.9 % Jan-90
7.2 % Feb-90
7.2 % Mar-90
7.5 % Apr-90
7.7 % May-90
7.9 % Jun-90
8.1 % Jul-90
8.5 % Aug-90
8.4 % Sep-90
8.9 % Oct-90
9.0 % Nov-90
9.4 % Dec-90
9.1 % Jan-91
9.7 % Feb-91
10.3 % Mar-91
10.6 % Apr-91
10.5 % May-91
9.6 % Jun-91
10.1 % Jul-91
9.7 % Aug-91
9.7 % Sep-91
9.7 % Oct-91
9.4 % Nov-91
10.0 % Dec-91
10.1 % Jan-92
10.3 % Feb-92
10.1 % Mar-92
9.8 % Apr-92
10.2 % May-92
10.6 % Jun-92
10.9 % Jul-92
9.9 % Aug-92
10.5 % Sep-92
10.3 % Oct-92
10.6 % Nov-92
10.8 % Dec-92
10.6 % Jan-93
10.6 % Feb-93
10.5 % Mar-93
10.2 % Apr-93
10.3 % May-93
10.6 % Jun-93
10.5 % Jul-93
10.7 % Aug-93
10.8 % Sep-93
10.2 % Oct-93
10.5 % Nov-93
10.1 % Dec-93
9.9 % Jan-94
9.9 % Feb-94
9.8 % Mar-94
9.7 % Apr-94
9.1 % May-94
9.0 % Jun-94
9.1 % Jul-94
8.8 % Aug-94
8.9 % Sep-94
8.6 % Oct-94
8.7 % Nov-94
8.3 % Dec-94
8.3 % Jan-95
8.5 % Feb-95
8.8 % Mar-95
8.5 % Apr-95
9.2 % May-95
8.9 % Jun-95
8.8 % Jul-95
8.7 % Aug-95
9.2 % Sep-95
9.5 % Oct-95
9.2 % Nov-95
9.2 % Dec-95
9.3 % Jan-96
8.9 % Feb-96
9.1 % Mar-96
9.3 % Apr-96
9.3 % May-96
9.5 % Jun-96
9.5 % Jul-96
9.6 % Aug-96
9.3 % Sep-96
9.7 % Oct-96
9.0 % Nov-96
9.4 % Dec-96
9.9 % Jan-97
9.5 % Feb-97
9.9 % Mar-97
9.7 % Apr-97
9.6 % May-97
9.0 % Jun-97
9.1 % Jul-97
9.5 % Aug-97
8.8 % Sep-97
8.6 % Oct-97
8.9 % Nov-97
8.7 % Dec-97
8.4 % Jan-98
8.6 % Feb-98
8.2 % Mar-98
8.2 % Apr-98
8.0 % May-98
8.6 % Jun-98
9.0 % Jul-98
8.4 % Aug-98
8.6 % Sep-98
8.4 % Oct-98
8.0 % Nov-98
8.0 % Dec-98
7.6 % Jan-99
7.5 % Feb-99
7.4 % Mar-99
7.3 % Apr-99
7.8 % May-99
7.7 % Jun-99
7.6 % Jul-99
7.6 % Aug-99
7.9 % Sep-99
8.2 % Oct-99
7.5 % Nov-99
7.9 % Dec-99
7.9 % Jan-00
7.7 % Feb-00
7.8 % Mar-00
7.7 % Apr-00
7.4 % May-00
7.2 % Jun-00
7.2 % Jul-00
7.4 % Aug-00
7.4 % Sep-00
7.4 % Oct-00
7.8 % Nov-00
7.8 % Dec-00
7.7 % Jan-01
8.3 % Feb-01
8.2 % Mar-01
8.8 % Apr-01
8.9 % May-01
8.4 % Jun-01
8.2 % Jul-01
8.2 % Aug-01
8.2 % Sep-01
8.4 % Oct-01
8.3 % Nov-01
8.2 % Dec-01
8.1 % Jan-02
7.9 % Feb-02
7.5 % Mar-02
7.5 % Apr-02
7.6 % May-02
7.7 % Jun-02
7.4 % Jul-02
7.3 % Aug-02
7.4 % Sep-02
7.4 % Oct-02
7.2 % Nov-02
7.3 % Dec-02
7.0 % Jan-03
7.0 % Feb-03
7.5 % Mar-03
7.0 % Apr-03
6.7 % May-03
6.8 % Jun-03
6.7 % Jul-03
6.5 % Aug-03
6.4 % Sep-03
6.4 % Oct-03
6.0 % Nov-03
6.0 % Dec-03
5.9 % Jan-04
6.1 % Feb-04
6.0 % Mar-04
5.8 % Apr-04
5.5 % May-04
5.6 % Jun-04
5.5 % Jul-04
5.2 % Aug-04
5.2 % Sep-04
4.5 % Oct-04
4.9 % Nov-04
4.9 % Dec-04
4.8 % Jan-05
4.5 % Feb-05
4.4 % Mar-05
5.1 % Apr-05
5.3 % May-05
4.6 % Jun-05
4.9 % Jul-05
5.0 % Aug-05
4.6 % Sep-05
4.9 % Oct-05
4.6 % Nov-05
4.9 % Dec-05
4.9 % Jan-06
5.0 % Feb-06
4.7 % Mar-06
4.6 % Apr-06
4.7 % May-06
4.5 % Jun-06
4.4 % Jul-06
4.5 % Aug-06
4.5 % Sep-06
3.9 % Oct-06
4.2 % Nov-06
4.1 % Dec-06
4.0 % Jan-07
4.1 % Feb-07
4.0 % Mar-07
3.5 % Apr-07
3.4 % May-07
3.6 % Jun-07
3.6 % Jul-07
3.6 % Aug-07
3.7 % Sep-07
3.8 % Oct-07
3.8 % Nov-07
3.6 % Dec-07
3.5 % Jan-08
3.7 % Feb-08
3.6 % Mar-08
3.8 % Apr-08
3.8 % May-08
3.7 % Jun-08
3.6 % Jul-08
3.3 % Aug-08
3.7 % Sep-08
3.8 % Oct-08
3.8 % Nov-08
3.9 % Dec-08
4.5 % Jan-09
4.5 % Feb-09
4.8 % Mar-09
5.0 % Apr-09
5.4 % May-09
5.6 % Jun-09
5.6 % Jul-09
5.4 % Aug-09
6.2 % Sep-09
5.8 % Oct-09
5.9 % Nov-09
5.7 % Dec-09
5.5 % Jan-10
5.6 % Feb-10
5.5 % Mar-10
5.7 % Apr-10
5.6 % May-10
5.3 % Jun-10
5.4 % Jul-10
5.2 % Aug-10
5.2 % Sep-10
5.4 % Oct-10
5.4 % Nov-10
5.8 % Dec-10
5.6 % Jan-11
5.5 % Feb-11
5.5 % Mar-11
5.4 % Apr-11
5.2 % May-11
5.2 % Jun-11
5.5 % Jul-11
6.1 % Aug-11
5.2 % Sep-11
5.5 % Oct-11
5.6 % Nov-11
5.2 % Dec-11
5.5 % Jan-12
5.7 % Feb-12
5.5 % Mar-12
5.3 % Apr-12
5.8 % May-12
5.2 % Jun-12
5.8 % Jul-12
5.9 % Aug-12
6.2 % Sep-12
6.0 % Oct-12
6.0 % Nov-12
6.1 % Dec-12
5.6 % Jan-13
5.8 % Feb-13
5.9 % Mar-13
5.6 % Apr-13
5.8 % May-13
6.3 % Jun-13
5.8 % Jul-13
5.8 % Aug-13
5.8 % Sep-13
5.8 % Oct-13
5.7 % Nov-13
6.1 % Dec-13
6.1 % Jan-14
6.0 % Feb-14
6.1 % Mar-14
6.3 % Apr-14
6.2 % May-14
6.3 % Jun-14
6.6 % Jul-14
6.6 % Aug-14
6.4 % Sep-14
7.1 % Oct-14
6.9 % Nov-14
6.3 % Dec-14
6.4 % Jan-15
6.6 % Feb-15
6.6 % Mar-15
6.7 % Apr-15
6.3 % May-15
6.1 % Jun-15
6.4 % Jul-15
6.4 % Aug-15
6.2 % Sep-15
6.2 % Oct-15
5.9 % Nov-15
5.9 % Dec-15
6.4 % Jan-16

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