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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Acting Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    143,900 jobs created in Queensland since January 2015

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Acting Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    143,900 jobs created in Queensland since January 2015

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed news that 143,900 jobs have been created in Queensland since January 2015.

    Ms Palaszczuk said the trend unemployment rate was 5.9% and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6%.

    “As the ABS has stated today, ‘the highest annual employment growth rates were in Queensland and Australian Capital Territory (4.6 per cent), followed by New South Wales (3.5 per cent)’,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “Since becoming Premier, I have made sure that we have had a strong focus on supporting economic opportunity and jobs growth,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “That’s why we have a four year, $44 billion infrastructure program and why we have successful programs like Skilling Queenslanders for Work and our very successful Back to Work program.

    “With a strong stable government, we will continue to deliver economic opportunity and jobs growth for Queensland.”

    Acting Treasurer Grace Grace said the figures reinforced the need for strong economic management.

    “The LNP have no plans for growing Queensland’s economy. The LNP's only record is one of massive job cuts and spiralling unemployment,” she said.

    Under the LNP, the unemployment rate in Queensland reached a record rate of 6.7% and they left Queensland with an unemployment rate of 6.6% when Deb Frecklington was Campbell Newman’s Assistant Treasurer.

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