Coal essential to combatting Qld's high jobless rate: QRC

QUEENSLAND will increasingly rely on its coal mining industry to help it deal with its 8.8% unemployment rate.

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Coal essential to combatting Qld's high jobless rate: QRC Coal essential to combatting Qld's high jobless rate: QRC Coal essential to combatting Qld's high jobless rate: QRC Coal essential to combatting Qld's high jobless rate: QRC Coal essential to combatting Qld's high jobless rate: QRC

Queensland’s unemployment rate is 8.8% while there are 800 job vacancies in resources and energy across Queensland.

Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane said the industry was seeking an industry development plan to work in partnership with government to seize on the opportunities for investment and jobs