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

QLD jobless rate still at GFC levels

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.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au
 



New road rules give Warwick truckies a boost to help farmers

New road rules give Warwick truckies a boost to help farmers

Truckies happy as government bows to industry pressure, relax rules.

Brutal home invasion: 'Why are you doing this to me?'

premium_icon Brutal home invasion: 'Why are you doing this to me?'

Court hears of bizarre threat after sickening attack

Joyful entertainer started with simple suitcase and guitar

premium_icon Joyful entertainer started with simple suitcase and guitar

Check out the soul behind our cultural hub for music, food and art

Local Partners