Record number of Queenslanders unemployed under Labor

Thursday, 16th July 2020

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have today revealed that a record number of Queenslanders are unemployed.

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said that 201,700 Queenslander were currently looking for work, with a further 1400 added to the unemployment queue in the last month.

Queensland has the highest youth unemployment rate in the country at 15.2%

“This is a damning indictment of Annastacia Palaszczuk’s economic credibility,” Mr Mander said.

“We know Labor has no budget and no plan to support workers and provide economic security for Queensland families.

“Today’s damning unemployment figures confirms that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has no plan to recover and drag Queensland out of recession.

“Well before Coronavirus hit, Queensland had some of the worst unemployment numbers in the country, business confidence was in freefall and we had the most bankruptcies nationwide.

“The LNP has the best plan to stimulate the economy and create a decade of secure jobs to drag Queensland out of this recession. 

“Our vision is to make Queensland Australia’s economic powerhouse again; the best place to get a job and get ahead and raise a family.

“The foundations of the LNP’s plan for a stronger economy and secure jobs are investing for growth, unleashing Queensland industry, supercharging the regions and securing our children’s future.

“Our bold plans to build the drought-busting New Bradfield Scheme, the congestion-busting second M1, slash elective surgery wait times and improve education results will secure Queensland’s future for the next generation.”

Source: 6202.0 Labour Force, Australia, June 2020.

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