Employment growth in most of Queensland

EMPLOYMENT grew in most regions around Queensland, except the Sunshine Coast, regional labour force data from the Australia of Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday.

The number of people employed on the Sunshine Coast fell from its highest figure this year - 162,600 people in October - back down to 156,400 in November, marginally above the September figure.

Meanwhile, most other regions saw a rise in employment figures, with West Moreton's labour force growing from 35,500 people in October to 40,100 in November.

In the Wide-Bay Burnett region, the figure remained fairly stead, at 126,600 in November, up slightly from 126,000 in October.

Going north, the Mackay-Fitzroy-Central West region working population grew from 223,500 in October to 228,700 in November.

The number of people employed on the Darling Downs also grew; reaching 142,800 in November, up from 141,000 in October.


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