Qld jobless rate drops

Queensland's treasurer says a drop in the state's unemployment rate is a good sign but admits monthly figures are "volatile."

The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell from 6.1 to 6.0 per cent in November, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show.

Treasurer Tim Nicholls says more than 27,000 jobs were created in the state last month, including 9000 full-time positions.

He said there were an extra 5500 plus people with a job than when the Newman government came into power.

"These figures are volatile," he told reporters.

"They do jump around from month to month.

"I think at this time of the year we are seeing a return to positive activity."

He said it was also a sign the government's red-tape and cost of living reductions were restoring confidence in the economy.

Queensland opposition treasury spokesman Curtis Pitt says the figures don't look as good when compared to the "bus-loads" of people who end up on the unemployment queue, with about 60 people a day losing their jobs.

He's doubtful the government will meet its four per cent unemployment target over six years.

"We have seen an average of 24 jobs per day created under the LNP," Mr Pitt told AAP.

"That is a long way off the more than 190 jobs per day that is required to meet the 420,000 job target the premier has set."

Mr Nicholls said the government was focussed on meeting its target.

The government has a budget plan to slash 14,000 public service positions with the latest job cuts happening at the Royal Children's Hospital.

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