Queensland wins jobs wooden spoon under Labor

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Employment & Training Political Queensland Government


"In a terribly sad result for Queensland, the latest ABS figures have cemented Queensland as having the worst unemployment rate in Australia on both trend and seasonally adjusted measures.

"Queensland's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.0% stands an entire 1.0% above the national average and the trend unemployment rate of 6.1% stands 0.9% above the national unemployment rate.

"When it comes to winning the unemployment State of Origin, Queensland's high unemployment rate easily comes in above NSW's 4.4% unemployment rate

"With business confidence down, the highest unemployment rate in the nation, and an economy that has practically flat lined, it is clear that Labor has no plan for Queensland's economy.

"The Palaszczuk Labor Government's economic mismanagement has led to five new taxes, the worst unemployment in the nation and debt set to soar to $83 billion.

"Worse still 11,600 Queenslanders lost their jobs in the last month and over 23,000 gave up looking for work in the last month alone.

"Only the LNP, with our commitment to no new taxes, cheaper electricity and backing small business can bring Queensland back to the top of the economic ladder."

· On trend terms, Queensland is tied with WA with the highest rate with an unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent.
      o This is compared to Australia's rate of just 5.2 per cent.
· On seasonally adjusted terms, Queensland is also tied at the bottom with WA with a rate of 6.0 per cent.
      o This is compared to Australia's rate of just 5.0 per cent.

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