The number of jobs supported by the resources industry in Queensland, Australia has now reached 420,000, following the release of new data showing an extra 50,000 jobs have been created by the sector in the past financial year.


The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has released industry figures confirming mining, gas and energy companies added a record A$82.6 billion to the state economy in 2019-20, representing a A$5 billion increase on the year before.


And the number of Queensland businesses directly supported by mining, gas and energy companies rose by 5% since June last year from 14,400 to reach 15,199, with companies reporting a 19% increase in spending during this period.


According to the latest data shows one in every five dollars in the state economy and one in six jobs are due to the Qld mining and gas industry.The overall number of jobs supported by resources in Queensland has risen by 13% since June last year, increasing from 372,000 to 420,000-plus people now working across our sector,” the QRC Chief Executive said.


This is more important than ever as Queensland businesses continue to battle the headwinds of covid,” QRC Chief Executive added.


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