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LNP slams Qld jobs meeting as 'talkfest'

AAP logoAAP 17/11/2016 Stuart Layt

A special cabinet meeting set up to boost employment in Queensland has been criticised as a "talkfest" by the Liberal National Party opposition.

Friday's meeting of the Working Queensland Cabinet Committee was called to carry out a stocktake of major projects being carried out by the government ahead of the release of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Review, due in January.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged members of the committee to work hard to ensure the job market improves.

"So I need everyone to work hard, I need everyone to redouble their efforts," Ms Palaszczuk told the committee before the start of the meeting on Friday.

"It's really important, because Queensland families are depending on it."

The Liberal National Party has called the meeting a waste of time, with Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls pointing to the falling participation rate and high youth unemployment as signs the government doesn't know what to do about jobs.

"That's a real concern, and the government seems to be having just another talkfest in George Street instead of working with people to support job growth," Mr Nicholls told reporters in Cairns.

The latest jobs figures this week showed Queensland's unemployment rate fell from 6.2 per cent to 5.8 per cent in October; however, fewer people were looking for work.

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