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Rural jobs boom spells good news for property investors

New jobs are being created outside of Australia's biggest towns and cities, a new report notes.
The number of new jobs being created and filled outside of Australia's biggest towns and cities continues to grow, spelling good news for both rural communities and property investors keen to expand their portfolios.

According to a new report from the News Limited website, Queensland in particular is benefiting from this upturn in 'jobs in the bush'.

Indeed, small communities such as Taroom, McKinley Shire and Tambo have all seen their unemployment rate drop markedly over recent months, with towns and villages located close to areas of agriculture or mining and gas production particularly likely to be bucking the global downward trend.

Speaking to the website, the head of the Queensland Farmers Federation Dan Galligan explained that, contrary to the popular view, agriculture is still providing jobs for people of all ages, breathing new life into many rural communities.

"There are tremendous opportunities for careers in regional Queensland and there remains a very strong demand for both skilled and unskilled workers to help keep Queensland's farms and associated industries operating," he said.

Meanwhile, Australian finance minister Penny Wong has stressed that job creation will be one of the government's top priorities for 2013.

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