Youth Unemployment Up

Wide Bay Burnett

Youth Unemployment Up

Youth unemployment across the Wide Bay Burnett is up 5.3% percent on last year

The regional rate now sits at 24.7%.

Nanango MP Deb Frecklington is hitting out at the state government over the increase saying they've let job seekers down in the South Burnett

However Treasurer Curtis Pitt says it highlights the need for some of the policy the states put forward - including its back to work program