Sunshine Coast unemployment jumps as cuts kick in

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New figures have revealed a jump in unemployment on the Sunshine Coast just one week after Annastacia Palaszczuk axed a key jobs program in the region.

ABS statistics showed unemployment climbed from 5.2 per cent to 5.5 per cent on the Sunshine Coast in May. A year ago the rate was 5.0 per cent.

Youth unemployment in the region has jumped from 10.1 per cent to 14 per cent over the last year, according to Treasury figures.

“All Labor is delivering for the Sunshine Coast is more tax, more debt and higher unemployment,” LNP Shadow Treasurer and Deputy Leader Tim Mander said.

“Labor has no plan for the economy and young people on the Sunshine Coast are paying the price.”

Mr Mander said it was staggering that employers on the Sunshine Coast would be excluded from applying for Back to Work SEQ grants from July 1.

The Back to Work program offers grants of up to $20,000 to employers who hire eligible jobseekers.

“The Back to Work program is being kept in Labor heartlands like Ipswich but is being axed on the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Mander said.

“Unlike Labor, I think young people should get the same support regardless of where they live.”

 
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