Queensland's economy is growing

Queensland’s economy is continuing to strengthen, leading the nation with forecasted economic growth of four per cent in 2016–17.

Increased investment in housing construction and a surge in exports are both contributing to the strength of the economy and creating more jobs for Queenslanders.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics also shows that domestic spending continues to increase, following the completion of construction of the LNG projects.

Importantly, regional areas are getting the boost they need to tap into growth opportunities. The government’s two-year, $100 million Back to Work regional employment package provides up to $15,000 to businesses that employ eligible job seekers in regions outside South East Queensland.

Visit the website to find out more about the regional employment package or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Did you know?

More homes are being built in Queensland. Dwelling investment increased by 14.3 per cent in 2015–16 compared to the previous year.