The benefits of a stronger economy are flowing to the Gold Coast, with the unemployment rate falling from 5.7% in September 2013 to 4.3%.
Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, welcomed the news.
“While Australians work hard to provide for their families, the Coalition Government is getting on with the job of helping to deliver a stronger economy,” Minister Andrews said.
“More Australians are now in work than ever before and I’m very pleased we are seeing the benefits on the Gold Coast, with more local jobs.”
More than 1.2 million jobs have been created since the Coalition came to office in 2013.
“The Coalition Government is determined to continue to put in place the right conditions to ensure we have a strong economy and more jobs,” Minister Andrews said.
“By contrast, Bill Shorten and Labor would risk it all with their $200 billion worth of taxes on electricity, workers, housing, savings, investments and retirement hitting millions of Australians,” she said.
“The Australian economy has gained momentum, but we must be wary of global head winds and risks posed by taking a different approach.”