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Employment growth and unemployment (a)(b), Queensland and Australia, 1978–79 to 2013–14

Financial year Employment growth (annual change) Unemployment rate
Queensland  Australia Queensland  Australia
— % —
1978–79 n.a. n.a. 6.9 6.3
1979–80 3.3 2.3 6.6 6.2
1980–81 3.8 2.7 6.0 5.9
1981–82 3.9 1.2 6.0 6.2
1982–83 –0.1 –1.7 9.0 9.0
1983–84 1.8 0.9 9.7 9.6
1984–85 1.5 3.0 10.0 8.6
1985–86 6.2 4.3 9.2 7.9
1986–87 3.8 2.7 9.9 8.3
1987–88 2.7 3.0 9.2 7.8
1988–89 7.2 4.0 7.4 6.6
1989–90 5.4 3.8 7.1 6.2
1990–91 –0.0 –0.6 9.3 8.4
1991–92 0.5 –2.0 10.0 10.3
1992–93 2.5 –0.1 10.5 10.9
1993–94 3.3 1.8 10.0 10.5
1994–95 5.2 3.8 8.7 8.9
1995–96 2.5 2.6 9.2 8.4
1996–97 1.0 0.8 9.5 8.6
1997–98 3.0 1.3 8.6 8.0
1998–99 2.3 1.8 8.0 7.3
1999–00 2.0 2.3 7.7 6.6
2000–01 1.8 2.2 8.0 6.4
2001–02 2.3 1.3 8.0 6.7
2002–03 4.0 2.5 7.2 6.1
2003–04 3.3 1.6 6.1 5.6
2004–05 5.2 2.7 4.9 5.2
2005–06 3.9 2.8 4.8 5.0
2006–07 4.8 2.9 4.0 4.5
2007–08 3.0 3.1 3.7 4.2
2008–09 3.0 1.7 4.4 4.9
2009–10 0.4 0.9 5.6 5.5
2010–11 1.8 2.4 5.4 5.0
2011–12 1.3 1.2 5.5 5.2
2012–13 0.3 1.2 5.9 5.4
2013–14 1.8 0.8 6.0 5.9
n.a. = not available
 
(a) Data are based on 12-month average.
(b) Original series.
 
Source: ABS 6202.0, Labour Force, Australia
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Last reviewed 19 August 2014