Qld unemployment rate lowest on record

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Queensland's unemployment rate has dipped to its lowest percentage since records began in 1978, Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows.

Treasurer Cameron Dick says the current rate of 3.2 per cent passed the previous record of 3.3 per cent set in August 2008.

Unemployment fell by 0.5 per cent from July to August while an extra 1400 jobs were created in August.

"There are now 214,700 more Queenslanders in work than there were in March 2020," Mr Dick said.

"Pleasingly, 178,700 of those jobs, or 83 per cent, are full time."

The July data shows Brisbane east had the lowest unemployment rate of regions across the state at 2.3 per cent.

Queensland's outback region recorded the highest at 11.7 per cent.

Queensland's state final demand rose by one per cent in June quarter 2022 to be four per cent higher over the year.

This was 9.1 per cent above the pre-COVID-19 level in the March quarter and remains stronger than other Australian states.

Queensland merchandise exports were $123 billion in the year to July 2022, a doubling from the previous year to be the highest on record.