ABS figures show rise in employment: Nicholls

THERE are 5500 more people employed in Queensland, than before the Newman Government came to power, Treasurer Tim Nicholls said on Thursday.

Mr Nicholls said the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Thursday showed the rise in employment in the sunshine state.

But he said the figures "do jump around from month to month".

The ABS data revealed some 27,000 new jobs were created in Queensland in November, with 9000 of those in full-time work.

"Pleasingly we're also seeing an increase in the participation rate," Mr Nicholls said.

"While we're seeing an increase in the number of people looking for work, we're also seeing an increase in the number of people getting work."


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