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Queensland resource sector job losses offset by gains in other industries

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (21.4.16) on Queensland jobs and industry data compiled by the Australia Institute, showing that recent job losses in the resources sector have been outweighed by employment increases in non-primary industries. The research comes ahead of a Jobs Growth Summit, sponsored by the Australia Institute, to be held in Brisbane next week.

‘Queensland services industry has more than compensated for the job losses associated with the resources sector downturn, new research has shown.

‘The research from the Australia Institute, a Canberra-based progressive think tank, found Queensland’s services industry was expected to provide the majority of new jobs over the next decade.

‘It found health and community services, education, professional services and tourism-related services each grew over the past two years.

‘Each one of those sectors, according to the Australia Institute, created more new jobs that were lost from mining in that period.’

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