Again, the regional data here is not seasonally adjusted and there are clear seasonal fluctuations particularly prominent in the Balance of Queensland numbers. A simple 12 month moving average has been added to smooth the trends.
While 'The Bush' unemployment rate jumped in June the most significant trend is the convergence in the 12 month moving averages over the past year or so with Brisbane the main contributor to the higher Queensland unemployment rate. Possibly the public sector cuts have been at least partly responsible for this but something to watch.
Note: For the purposes of this graph I allowed The Bush to stay maroon while Brisbane becomes blue.
Update: Queensland Economy Watch has also posted on this today: Largest unemployment rate increases over 2012-13 in metro Brisbane and Central Qld