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CCIQ December 2022 quarter Pulse Report out now

Businesses are facing a new set of challenges in a post-COVID environment, with attracting and retaining employees, insurance costs and interest rates listed as the most significant impacts in a major shake-up of business growth constraints in Queensland in the past year.

  • General business conditions in the December quarter decreased slightly, but remained satisfactory, largely as a consequence of solid sales.  

  • Operating costs continued to significantly rise, decreasing on half a point from the September quarter.

  • Labour costs continued to increase significantly as well. The labour costs index is expected to remain at high levels in the March 2023 quarter.

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