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Qld unemployment rate 7.3%
4BC Drive: Australia's unemployment rate has risen to 5.4 per cent as the economy battles against slowing global growth with an additional 16,600 people joining the ranks of the jobless.
A sharp fall in the number of full-time employed in December was offset by a rise in part time employment as Australian companies scaled back their expansion plans.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics data revealed the nation's unemployment rate rose to 5.4 per cent in December from 5.3 per cent in November.
Total employment fell 5,500 to 11.539 million in the month while the number of jobless rose to 656,500 with the participation rate steady at 65.1 per cent.
Tasmania and Queensland continue to have the highest levels of unemployment at 7.3 per cent and 6.2 per cent seasonally adjusted.
Michael Workman, a senior economist with the Commonwealth Bank has told Gary Hadgrave why Queensland is in such a bad way.
Yes the common denominators in all of this is Bligh and Labor at state and federal levels. Newman has certainly gave jobs that did not exist to skew the unemployment rates. Why don't you tell us Steve how in 2011 Gillard gave Bligh $1Bil for flood relieve straight away and with no strings attached, and why the hoops for federal support this time although it is agreed to be a National Disaster. Gillard even managed to give Indonesia and other countries aide in times of disaster in a timely manner, but not Qlder's not Australians, why because she and labor hate us, just like your ilk do Steve. Why is Gillard withholding and reneging on millions as agreed in Qld Health budgets because she is a hater not a leader and certainly not a PM.mick Wednesday 6 February, 2013 - 12:15 AM
Can't believe there were that many public servants on the payroll.
Must be all unemployable and have sought welfare as an easy out.
Labor really stuffed things up for future generations.Rich Tuesday 5 February, 2013 - 8:30 AM
Pre Newman = 5.2%, Post Newman = 7.3%.
Not that difficult to work out really. I thought even Mick could understand the common denominator here.........Steve Monday 4 February, 2013 - 6:43 PM
My heart goes out to you and your son. Maybe people in your area may have odd jobs he could do around your area. I am sorry I live outside Ipswich.BELLA Thursday 31 January, 2013 - 1:23 PM
i know how hard it is now the unemployment rate is so high but think of how hard it is for those who are disabled.
My son is 25, Autistic and is not able to drive and has been unemployed for 4 years. All he wants is a job. He is a good communicator, great sense of humour, loyal and when shown a task is pedantic to the extreme.
He is with an agency who are supposed to help these people gain employment. He has jumped through every hoop they have put before him, attended courses, attended monthly sessions at their office. They have found him ONE job in the last 2 1/2 years which fell through after 2 weeks but they keep offering him a TROLLEY BOB JOB. I won't let him do this because of insurance issues. People dont put these people on because they may be high maintenance. Every month I watch my son sink deeper and deeper into depression..... Its not fair. Why can't someone give him a go?
These agencies receive funding from the federal government to have these people on their books....that seems to be rediculous....we should be giving them the money WHEN THEY FIND THEM A JOB....NOT WHEN THEY SIGN THEM UP.
sorry, my son has just been sacked and i needed to vent, but if there is anyone out there who would be willing to give him a go, round the Burpengary/Caboolture/Redcliffe area I would appreciate it
thanks GaryDebby Friday 18 January, 2013 - 4:20 PM
A figure of 7.3 per cent unemployment for Queensland does not surprise me. However, what scares me is what the unemployment rate must be for 'women' in Queensland, 8%? 10%?Vila Reality Friday 18 January, 2013 - 10:39 AM