Media | State News

Labor’s shocking unemployment record gets worse

18th July 2019

New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today show Queensland’s unemployment rate has increased.

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said Queensland has the second worst unemployment rate in the country.

“The job numbers released today are outrageous and shows Labor isn’t working,” Mr Mander said.

“In June, seasonally adjusted unemployment increased from 6.2% to 6.5%, at the same time Labor dropped new taxes on the Queensland economy.

“8200 people lost their jobs in just one month and the unemployment queue is now more than 174,000.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk has introduced nine new or higher job-destroying taxes since the last election and business confidence is in freefall.

“You can’t trust the Palaszczuk Labor Government to create jobs.

“Queensland still has one of the worst unemployment rates in the country and Annastacia Palaszczuk has no plan to fix it.

“Only the LNP has an economic plan to create jobs, build the congestion busting infrastructure a growing state needs and support our regions.

“Labor thinks they can tax their way to growth.

“LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has ruled out introducing any new taxes if elected Premier next year, but Annastacia Palaszczuk can’t give the same guarantee to Queenslanders.

“When Labor run out of money, they come after yours.

“Under Labor all you get is higher taxes, more debt, less jobs and less infrastructure.”