28 April, 2024

Moving economy creates jobs

Queensland Government statistics have confirmed that unemployment across the Somerset Regional Council area fell from 6.1% in June 2023 to 5.1% in September 2023, which was confirmed on the website of the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office (QGSO).

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Somerset Mayor Jason Wendt said Council was committed to getting the economy moving.

“Council is working hard during a time of huge cost of living pressures to get the economy moving, jobs created and get projects delivered for the community,” Cr Wendt said.

“Food industries are the backbone of the Somerset economy, with 15.5% of local employment being in either food production or food processing.

“We are working through a $58 million flood restoration program to fix roads and bridges that allow our food producers to get their products to market.”

“The latest employment numbers are a huge confidence boost which brings our unemployment rate a lot closer to the state average of 3.8%.”

It is anticipated that the December 2023 quarter unemployment statistics will be released by the QGSO in July 2024


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