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    Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Palaszczuk Government delivers almost 6,000 Queensland jobs for Christmas

    Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Palaszczuk Government delivers almost 6,000 Queensland jobs for Christmas

    The Palaszczuk Government delivered almost 6,000 Queensland jobs in November, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

    The ABS data show that 5,900 Queensland jobs were added across the month, taking total job creation in Queensland under the Palaszczuk Government to 236,200, including 123,800 full‑time jobs.

    Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Jackie Trad, said that the number of jobs created under the Palaszczuk Government stood in stark contrast to the record of the LNP.

    “Eight times more Queensland jobs have been created so far under the Palaszczuk Government than were created under the LNP,” Ms Trad said.

    “Labor has proudly added 123,800 full-time Queensland jobs, while the LNP presided over a net decline in full‑time employment – helped along by the LNP sacking 14,000 Queensland workers.”

    Ms Trad said the ABS figures supported the Palaszczuk Government’s plan to create more jobs in more industries.

    “The Palaszczuk Government has restored frontline services after workers were sacked by the LNP.  And our job creation initiatives are having ripple effects right across the state," Ms Trad said.

    “Today’s data show that, for every job created directly by the Palaszczuk Government since 2015 – whether as a nurse, a teacher, an ambulance officer, or a police officer – another six jobs have been created by employers in other sectors, across all parts of Queensland. 

    “Over the past year alone, more than half of new jobs created in Queensland have been in regions outside Greater Brisbane.”

    Today’s figures also show that the Palaszczuk Government’s job creation plan is encouraging more Queenslanders to enter the labour force, with the participation rate rising to 66.2%, its highest rate in close to 7 years.

    “The Palaszczuk Government has a determined focus on creating more jobs for Queenslanders,” Ms Trad said.

    “This month’s figures endorse the Palaszczuk Government’s plan to create more jobs in more industries.  We are looking forward to even more Queenslanders joining the workforce in the new year.”

    Media Contact: Geoff Breusch 0417 272 875