Sunshine Coast unemployment rises as Labor's jobs crisis worsens

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New Australian Bureau of Statistics data release today has revealed a surge in unemployment across Queensland, as the Palaszczuk Labor Government fails to reveal a budget or a plan to create new jobs.

1700 jobs have been lost on the Sunshine Coast in June, which makes the region the third worst performer in Queensland.

For youth unemployment, 2800 locals lost their jobs in just 12 months.

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said it is a damning indictment of Annastacia Palaszczuk's economic credibility.

"Under Labor, there are now 11,400 unemployed locals on the Sunshine Coast and unfortunately these figures are real people who face an uncertain economic future," Mr Mander said.

"Well before Coronavirus hit, Queensland had some of the worst unemployment figures in the country, business confidence was in freefall and we had the most amount of bankruptcies across the nation.

"We know Labor's failure to deliver a budget or economic plan to support Queensland is costing jobs on the Sunshine Coast.

"Queensland now had the longest unemployment queue in our history.

"The LNP has the best plan to stimulate the economy and create a decade of secure jobs to drag Queensland out of this recession.

"Our vision is to make Queensland Australia's economic powerhouse again; the best place to get a job and get ahead and raise a family.

"AN LNP government will implement our economic plan to create a decade of secure jobs, to get Queenslanders working again and drag ourselves out of this recession.

"The foundations of the LNP's plan for a stronger economy and secure jobs are investing for growth, unleashing Queensland industry, supercharging the regions and securing our children's future.

"Our bold plans to build the drought-busting New Bradfield Scheme, the second M1, one billion dollars in the South East Queensland congestion busting program, slash elective surgery wait times and improve education results will secure Queensland's future for the next generation."

 Sunshine Coast

  • 1,700 jobs lost MoM – third worst region in the state
  • 2,800 youth lost their jobs YoY
  • There are now 11,400 unemployed locals
 
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