Queensland Job Vacancies Remain Subdued Despite 'Green Shoots'

Thursday 27 September, 2018 | By: Colin Fruk

Queensland’s improving economy has not materialised into an improved jobs picture as the state contends with an unemployment rate of 6.3% that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says will only come down if the private sector is encouraged to hire more workers.

Finding a job in Queensland is proving to be difficult with the median duration of job search in Queensland is 22 weeks. This compares unfavourably to the 18 weeks required to find a job nationally – essentially an extra month.

Conditions for job seekers vary quite markedly across the state with a median job search duration of 18 weeks in Greater Brisbane, which contrasts with the 27 weeks required to find a job in regions such as Cairns and Townsville.

CCIQ calls on the government to take more action to help stimulate jobs growth in the private sector.

CCIQ Head of Industry, Dan Petrie said that the government’s fondness for levies acts like a ‘sledgehammer’ to business confidence.

“Businesses have been telling us that payroll taxes – a tax on jobs and high electricity prices are two of their biggest constraining factors stopping their businesses from growing and employing more Queenslanders.

“Cutting ribbons might provide a nice photo but the material that needs to be slashed is tape! Red tape,” Mr Petrie said.

The vast majority of job vacancies are in the private sector with 32,000 vacancies compared to only 3,000 jobs available in the public sector.

The number of job vacancies in Queensland were 35,000 during August, this level is unchanged from a year ago.Job Vacancies

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