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

    186,400 jobs created by Palaszczuk Government

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

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    186,400 jobs created by Palaszczuk Government

    Queensland’s strong trend jobs growth has continued with 6,000 new jobs created in December, ABS data released today show.

    Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said that new jobs continued to be the priority of the Palaszczuk Government.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to growing jobs and that’s what we’re doing with 186,400 jobs created since we came to Government,” Ms Trad said.

    “In fact, we’ve seen 35,300 jobs created in Queensland in the past year. That’s more than the Newman Government created over their whole term. 

    “The majority of those are full time jobs – ensuring well-paid, secure work and opportunities for working people across the state.

    “People are also feeling more confident about getting into the job market with participation higher than the national average.

    “Our trend unemployment rate remains steady at 6.2% this month.  

    “But we know that we still have more work to do on job creation. Queenslanders elected a Government who will invest in jobs and infrastructure and not cut, sack and sell like the LNP.

    “That’s why we are building $46 billion of infrastructure over the next four years including bringing forward funding key projects like the Townsville Water Pipeline and Works for Queensland to stimulate jobs in regional Queensland.

    “We are also investing in the skills Queensland’s labour force will need for the future through our Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program and the Free TAFE for school leavers initiative.”

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