It is generally not a good idea to look at any one indicator in isolation, but employment-to-population ratios hint towards similar trends, which is a steady rebound in Queensland as the state picks itself up off the mat post mining boom.
New South Wales scores highly on this measure too.
Well, New South Wales has indeed added tens of thousands of jobs, but in recent months many have been part time positions, so all is not quite as amazing as it seems.
As for Queensland, my suspicion is that many of the jobs created have been in or related to residential construction - a cyclical industry - and many have been within the blossoming tourism sector.
As I looked at in more detail here, resources construction in Queensland was some 57 per cent below its peak by September 2015, and it will be a huge relief when this enormous drag is finally fading into the rear view mirror.