Labor’s unemployment crisis hits Queensland hard

Thursday 20 February, 2020

New ABS data released today shows Queensland has the worst unemployment rate in the country, after 17,000 people were added to the unemployment queue last month.

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said while Labor are more concerned about their own jobs, Queensland is the jobless capital of Australia.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk’s higher taxes and job-destroying policies are hurting Queenslanders,” Mr Mander said.

“At 6.3% Queensland has the worst unemployment rate in the nation and is the only state above 6%.

“171,500 Queenslanders are on the unemployment queue.

Integrity issues have embroiled the Palaszczuk Labor Government and they can’t be trusted to create new jobs.

“Only the LNP has a plan to build a strong economy to create more local jobs and get Queensland working again.

“Queenslanders can’t afford another four years of Labor.”

January Unemployment Figures

  • Seasonally adjusted Queensland has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 6.3% (increase by 0.6% since December)
  • On trend Queensland has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 6.1%
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