We’re falling behind
QUEENSLANDERS are earning less under Labor and it’s getting harder and harder to get hours and hold on to a job, according to the latest ABS figures.
Weekly earnings growth in Queensland is the weakest in the nation.
In the last year, average weekly earnings have increased by just 0.5 per cent, compared to the national average of 1.6 per cent.
Staggeringly, Queenslanders would be earning almost $1,200 extra every year if wages growth in Queensland had kept pace with the rest of the country since Labor’s election.
While weekly earnings are barely increasing, Labor has been increasing taxes and fees such as car rego at 3.5 per cent.
All these figures confirm that under Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queenslanders are earning less and falling behind.
And Queensland’s unemployment rate is the second-worst in the country.
We know Queenslanders are not just worried about losing their jobs, but losing work hours.
The number of underemployed people has spiked by around 30,000 in the last 12 months.
It’s just another kick in the guts for Queenslanders struggling to get ahead under this Labor Government.
— Scott Emerson MP