EMPLOYMENT FIGURES STRONG IN MORETON BAY REGION
Local MPs are encouraged by the July employment figures for the region, but remain focused on the task ahead to reduce unemployment to four percent within six years.
The July 2013 unemployment figure for the North BSD statistical region is 5.1 percent, compared to a statewide figure of 6.0 percent.
"Statistically our region has the third lowest unemployment rate in the state," Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, Member for Kallangur, said.
"The annual change in the unemployment rate in our region has been a decrease of 0.5 percent which represents an additional 4,600 people in work - a very positive result."
Mr Seath Holswich, Member for Pine Rivers, reaffirmed the Newman Government's commitment to supercharging the Queensland economy through growing four key economic pillars.
"Tourism, construction, resources and agriculture are the four critical pillars to ensure Queensland's economy grows in the years to come," Mr Holswich said.
"Pine Rivers and Kallangur stand to benefit significantly from the emphasis on these pillars."
In spite of the positive result, both MPs agree that unemployment rates are still too high.
"There is still a lot more that needs to be done to reach the Newman Government's target of four percent unemployment," Mr Ruthenberg said.
"Youth unemployment, mature aged unemployment and Indigenous unemployment are all sectors of our community where unemployment is still too high," Mr Holswich added.
"Mr Ruthenberg and I remain committed to working with employers, business groups, jobseekers and community organisations to build a stronger local economy."