Outlook for Queensland jobs and growth improves
THE Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland says the strong jobs and economic growth figures released this month should be a catalyst for Queensland businesses to invest and employ.
CCIQ general manager of advocacy Nick Behrens said the data would be a big boost to business and consumer confidence and showed the state’s economy was bouncing back. It comes as the state government announced gross state product had risen by 4.0 per cent in 2012-13 – compared to the 2.6 per cent average of the other states – while ABS data showed 16,500 new jobs were created in Queensland in September.
‘‘In the last two days we have seen extremely positive labour force and economic data coming out of Queensland, which suggests the state’s economy has turned a corner,’’ Mr Behrens said.