Labour and employment State

Statistical releases relating to labour and employment in Queensland. These include average weekly earnings, employment growth, unemployment and employment by industry and occupation.

Key statistics

  • Trend employment in Queensland rose in January 2024, up 0.2% (or 6,000 persons).

Interactive charts

Employment

Persons - employed

Employment - persons
(Queensland trend)

Persons - monthly change

Employment growth - persons
(Queensland trend, monthly percentage change)

Persons - annual change

Employment growth - persons
(Queensland trend, annual percentage change)

Males - employed

Employment - males
(Queensland trend)

Males - monthly change

Employment growth - males
(Queensland trend, monthly percentage change)

Males - annual change

Employment growth - males
(Queensland trend, annual percentage change)

Females - employed

Employment - females
(Queensland trend)

Females - monthly change

Employment growth - females
(Queensland trend, monthly percentage change)

Females - annual change

Employment growth - females
(Queensland trend, annual percentage change)

Unemployment

Persons - unemployed

Unemployment - persons
(Queensland trend)

Persons - monthly change

Change in unemployment - persons
(Queensland trend, monthly change)

Persons - annual change

Change in unemployment - persons
(Queensland trend, annual change)

Males - unemployed

Unemployment - males
(Queensland trend)

Males - monthly change

Change in unemployment - males
(Queensland trend, monthly change)

Males - annual change

Change in unemployment - males
(Queensland trend, annual change)

Females - unemployed

Unemployment - females
(Queensland trend)

Females - monthly change

Change in unemployment - females
(Queensland trend, monthly change)

Females - annual change

Change in unemployment - females
(Queensland trend, annual change)

Unemployment rate

Persons

Unemployment rate - persons
(Queensland trend)

Males

Unemployment rate - males
(Queensland trend)

Females

Unemployment rate - females
(Queensland trend)

Note: Large month-to-month changes occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in multiple trend breaks. The ABS recommends caution when using trend estimates between April 2020 and March 2022.

Featured releases


Current Releases

Labour force (report)

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The labour force brief summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the monthly trends in employment, labour supply, the participation rate and the unemployment rate, released in the monthly Australian Bureau of Statistics publication, Labour force: Australia. The brief also includes an interstate comparison of employment growth, labour force growth and unemployment rates in Queensland and Australia. Both the brief and the ABS publication are generally released on the third Thursday of every month.

January 2024
pdf (177.78 KB)

Employment, unemployment and unemployment rate, Queensland, Feb 1978 to Jan 2024 (table)

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Employment, unemployment and unemployment rate, Queensland, Feb 1978 to Jan 2024
csv (102.79 KB)

Employment by industry (report)

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This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly. It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by industry and proportion of employed persons by industry.

December quarter 2023
pdf (133.84 KB)

Employment by occupation (report)

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This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly. It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by occupation and proportion of employed persons by occupation.

December quarter 2023
pdf (130.8 KB)

Employment status by sex and employment growth, Queensland and Australia, 1978–79 to 2022–23 (table)

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This table provides a time series of employment status by sex, employment growth and unemployment for Queensland and Australia.

Employment status by sex and employment growth, Queensland and Australia, 1978–79 to 2022–23
csv (5.31 KB)

Employed persons by industry, Queensland, 1985–86 to 2022–23 (table)

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This table provides a time series of employment by industry (ANZSIC) division for Queensland.

Employed persons by industry, Queensland, 1985–86 to 2022–23
csv (5.69 KB)

Employed persons by occupation, Queensland, 1991–92 to 2022-23 (table)

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This table provides a time series of employment by occupation (ANZSCO) division for Queensland.

Employed persons by occupation, Queensland, 1991–92 to 2022-23
csv (2.94 KB)

Occupation and industry in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on the occupations of Queenslanders, and the industries they work in, using data from 2016 and earlier censuses. The proportion of Queenslanders by industry employed are presented by work status, sex and annual full-time median income. Key occupations are identified for men and women and young and older workers. Changes over time to the proportion of the Queensland population in key occupations are also highlighted.

Occupation and industry in Queensland, Census 2016 Snapshot
pdf (112.77 KB)

Employment characteristics of Queenslanders, Census 2016 Snapshot (report)

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This statistical snapshot presents information on the employment characteristics of Queensland’s working age population using second release census data from 2016 and earlier censuses. The hours worked, median age, and industry and occupations of employed persons are featured, in addition to differences in labour force participation between men and women.

Employment characteristics of Queenslanders, Census 2016 Snapshot
pdf (40.49 KB)

Past Releases

The content in past releases may contain data for historical periods that have been revised in the latest release. For this reason, data should always be accessed from the latest release. Past releases are provided for reference purposes only.

Labour force (report)

Last reviewed

The labour force brief summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the monthly trends in employment, labour supply, the participation rate and the unemployment rate, released in the monthly Australian Bureau of Statistics publication, Labour force: Australia. The brief also includes an interstate comparison of employment growth, labour force growth and unemployment rates in Queensland and Australia. Both the brief and the ABS publication are generally released on the third Thursday of every month.

December 2023
pdf (175.43 KB)
November 2023
pdf (174.42 KB)
October 2023
pdf (176.03 KB)
September 2023
pdf (349.35 KB)
August 2023
pdf (150.39 KB)
July 2023
pdf (212.8 KB)
June 2023
pdf (207.5 KB)
May 2023
pdf (131.31 KB)
April 2023
pdf (137.71 KB)
March 2023
pdf (128.91 KB)
February 2023
pdf (173.85 KB)
January 2023
pdf (180.33 KB)

Employment by industry (report)

Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly. It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by industry and proportion of employed persons by industry.

September quarter 2023
pdf (133.25 KB)
June quarter 2023
pdf (132.64 KB)
March quarter 2023
pdf (129.35 KB)
December quarter 2022
pdf (203.68 KB)

Employment by occupation (report)

Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publication Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly. It summarises and compares for Queensland and Australia the quarterly employment changes by occupation and proportion of employed persons by occupation.

September quarter 2023
pdf (133.92 KB)
June quarter 2023
pdf (135.22 KB)
March quarter 2023
pdf (59.02 KB)
December quarter 2022
pdf (125.72 KB)
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