Queensland unemployment now highest in nation

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Queensland now has the highest unemployment rate of any state in Australia, according to ABS figures released today.

The state's unemployment rate rose to 6.6% (trend) in September – leaving a record 178,000 Queenslanders out of work (see ABS September table below).

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said Queensland's jobs crisis was proof of five years of economic failure by the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

"Labor is squeezing the life out of our economy and Queenslanders are paying the price with their jobs," Mr Mander said.

"In the last two years Labor has hit Queenslanders with 10 new and increased taxes – taxes which are toxic for jobs and growth.

"The Palaszczuk Labor Government is not working and nor are 178,000 Queenslanders.

"All Annastacia Palaszczuk is delivering is higher taxes, more debt, less jobs and less infrastructure.

"Only the LNP has a plan to create the jobs that Queensland is crying out for.

"The LNP plan will create jobs by delivering new infrastructure, cheaper electricity, faster project approvals and no new taxes."


 

 
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