A sharp fall in unemployment rates is boosting the unemployment rate in Queensland to 8.6 per cent, according to a national survey released on Wednesday.
Key points:The unemployment rate fell from 8.9 per cent in July to 8 per cent todayThe number of unemployed fell from 14.6 million to 14.5 millionIn July, Queensland recorded its lowest unemployment rate since April 2009The Queensland Bureau of Statistics said the rate fell in July from 8,835.8 to 8,802.3.
It was down from 8 for the month of April, the lowest since March 2009, but the rate is down from its peak of 9,934.6 in August 2009.
The latest figures also showed that the number of Queensland job vacancies fell by 11,000 in the month to July.
There were 1,918 vacant vacancies in Queensland, compared to 2,569 in July.
In the previous month, there were 4,534 vacancies, which is down on July.
The unemployment figures are based on the latest available data from the Queensland Bureau Of Statistics.
The unemployment survey is conducted every three months, and is conducted on a rolling basis.
The survey is based on responses from 4,000 people, so it can fluctuate from month to month.