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Components of labour demand and supply, Queensland, 1971 to 2017

Year (a) Employment Unemployment Vacancies Total labour demand (b) Total labour supply (c) Unemployment rate (d) Vacancy rate (e) Excess supply ratio (f) Unemployment/vacancy ratio
—  number  — — % — — ratio —
1971 742,800 15,300 3,374 746,174 758,100 2.02 0.45 1.02 4.53
1972 765,200 18,200 3,879 769,079 783,400 2.32 0.50 1.02 4.69
1973 795,900 15,000 8,625 804,525 810,900 1.85 1.06 1.01 1.74
1974 821,300 21,800 3,793 825,093 843,100 2.59 0.45 1.02 5.75
1975 840,000 42,300 2,475 842,475 882,300 4.79 0.28 1.05 17.09
1976 847,300 48,100 1,958 849,258 895,400 5.37 0.22 1.05 24.57
1977 876,000 57,400 2,114 878,114 933,400 6.15 0.23 1.06 27.15
1978 881,500 63,000 1,935 883,435 944,500 6.67 0.20 1.07 32.56
1979 902,479 64,361 3,800 906,279 966,840 6.66 0.39 1.07 16.94
1980 936,655 65,723 3,900 940,555 1,002,378 6.56 0.39 1.07 16.85
1981 971,699 60,402 2,800 974,499 1,032,101 5.85 0.27 1.06 21.57
1982 998,216 73,158 3,100 1,001,316 1,071,374 6.83 0.29 1.07 23.60
1983 986,569 110,799 1,300 987,869 1,097,368 10.10 0.12 1.11 85.23
1984 1,016,411 109,363 5,150 1,021,561 1,125,774 9.71 0.46 1.10 21.24
1985 1,051,275 111,794 7,775 1,059,050 1,163,069 9.61 0.67 1.10 14.38
1986 1,110,605 116,658 6,950 1,117,555 1,227,262 9.51 0.57 1.10 16.79
1987 1,133,719 122,751 5,950 1,139,669 1,256,470 9.77 0.47 1.10 20.63
1988 1,197,340 108,146 8,850 1,206,190 1,305,486 8.28 0.68 1.08 12.22
1989 1,278,532 95,744 12,375 1,290,907 1,374,277 6.97 0.90 1.06 7.74
1990 1,315,884 114,541 8,950 1,324,834 1,430,425 8.01 0.63 1.08 12.80
1991 1,299,539 142,164 6,250 1,305,789 1,441,703 9.86 0.43 1.10 22.75
1992 1,328,601 153,043 6,400 1,335,001 1,481,644 10.33 0.43 1.11 23.91
1993 1,359,901 159,060 7,550 1,367,451 1,518,961 10.47 0.50 1.11 21.07
1994 1,425,474 143,931 11,600 1,437,074 1,569,406 9.17 0.74 1.09 12.41
1995 1,485,208 145,051 10,600 1,495,808 1,630,259 8.90 0.65 1.09 13.68
1996 1,505,439 154,635 11,075 1,516,514 1,660,074 9.31 0.67 1.09 13.96
1997 1,528,256 156,140 19,525 1,547,781 1,684,396 9.27 1.16 1.09 8.00
1998 1,574,161 143,681 19,800 1,593,961 1,717,842 8.36 1.15 1.08 7.26
1999 1,609,594 133,807 15,025 1,624,619 1,743,400 7.68 0.86 1.07 8.91
2000 1,643,500 134,359 15,275 1,658,775 1,777,859 7.56 0.86 1.07 8.80
2001 1,662,106 150,106 14,800 1,676,906 1,812,212 8.28 0.82 1.08 10.14
2002 1,723,066 139,933 17,900 1,740,966 1,862,998 7.51 0.96 1.07 7.82
2003 1,787,720 127,997 21,875 1,809,595 1,915,717 6.68 1.14 1.06 5.85
2004 1,854,038 106,827 24,975 1,879,013 1,960,865 5.45 1.27 1.04 4.28
2005 1,956,913 98,308 31,950 1,988,863 2,055,221 4.78 1.55 1.03 3.08
2006 2,025,831 95,817 36,925 2,062,756 2,121,648 4.52 1.74 1.03 2.59
2007 2,116,821 81,932 37,525 2,154,346 2,198,753 3.73 1.71 1.02 2.18
2008 2,178,968 83,352 40,100 2,219,068 2,262,320 3.68 1.77 1.02 2.08
2009 2,206,877 124,651 27,900 2,234,777 2,331,528 5.35 1.20 1.04 4.47
2010 2,238,546 130,035 32,725 2,271,271 2,368,581 5.49 1.38 1.04 3.97
2011 2,271,206 131,422 41,975 2,313,181 2,402,628 5.47 1.75 1.04 3.13
2012 2,285,991 139,775 36,175 2,322,166 2,425,766 5.76 1.49 1.04 3.86
2013 2,302,563 142,536 27,325 2,329,888 2,445,098 5.83 1.12 1.05 5.22
2014 2,324,878 159,079 27,400 2,352,278 2,483,957 6.40 1.10 1.06 5.81
2015 2,347,272 156,867 28,150 2,375,422 2,504,139 6.26 1.12 1.05 5.57
2016 2,360,501 153,508 27,875 2,388,376 2,514,009 6.11 1.11 1.05 5.51
2017 2,416,381 156,785 31,700 2,448,081 2,573,166 6.09 1.23 1.05 4.95
(a)  Employment and unemployment data based on 12 month averages. Vacancies are based on a 4-quarter average. 2008 vacancies are based on a 2-quarter 2008 average and 2009 vacancies are based on the December quarter 2009 as data were not available between the September quarter 2008 and September quarter 2009.
(b)  Employment plus vacancies.
(c)  Employment plus unemployment.
(d)  Unemployment / total labour supply * 100.
(e)  Vacancies / total labour supply.
(f)  Total labour supply / total labour demand.
 
Source: ABS, 6202.0, Labour Force, Australia (labour force); ABS 6354.0 (vacancies)
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