QLD jobless rate still at GFC levels

Looking for a job in the Morning Bulletin My Career section.
Looking for a job in the Morning Bulletin My Career section. Chris Ison

QUEENSLAND'S jobless rate is continuing to hover at levels not seen since the global financial crisis.

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Queensland's seasonally adjusted jobless rate for October eased to 6.2 per cent from 6.3 per cent in September.

Unemployment in the state peaked during the global financial crisis at 6.3 per cent in September 2009.

Opposition treasury spokesman Curtis Pitt said the employment figures had taken a king hit from the Newman government's first budget, which detailed 10,600 redundancies in the public service.

Mr Pitt said the state's unemployment rate had gone up only after the Liberal National Party government was elected in March.


Topics:  abs gfc jobless rate unemployment

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