Queenslanders are less fussed about the standard of their public transport than the rest of Australia.
That is according to national research by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, which was due to be released on Friday.
The Community Pulse 2018: the economic disconnect report showed Queenslanders placed less relative importance on high quality and accessible public transport compared with the whole of Australia.
More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of Queensland workers were satisfied with their travel time to and from work, compared with 63 per cent nationally.
Queensland workers were better off when it came to commuting times, with 85 per cent reporting their trip to work took less than an hour, compared with 81 per cent nationally.
People living in the Sunshine State were more likely to drive to work, at 73 per cent compared with 67 per cent.
However, they were least satisfied with the flexibility to work from home.
Queensland workers were less satisfied with their current level of pay (46 per cent satisfied versus 53 per cent nationally) and conditions in the workplace (65 per cent versus 69 per cent).
When looking for a job, conditions in the workplace were the most important factor for Queensland workers.
However, Queenslanders were much more likely to rank 'opportunities for career progression' as very important.
In addition to the top national issues across the population — public hospitals, limiting foreign ownership, aged care and increased pensions — Queenslanders placed increased importance on tough criminal laws and protection of national parks.
CEDA chief executive Melinda Cilento said that despite 27 years of uninterrupted economic growth, many Australians said they did not feel like they were getting ahead — and that feeling was stronger in Queensland.
"Stagnant wages and cost of living pressures are likely factors but regardless, we need to do better at connecting communities' expectations and aspirations with economic benefits," she said.
Meanwhile, the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed Queensland had the second-largest increase in employment in June — up 14,800 people seasonally adjusted.
The Queensland unemployment rate dropped from 6.2 per cent to 5.9 per cent.
Treasurer Jackie Trad welcomed the unemployment figures as coming off the back of the recent budget.
But LNP deputy leader Tim Mander said Queensland continued to lag behind other states, with the second-worst unemployment rate in the nation.
"We should be up there with NSW but instead Queensland is at the bottom of the pack, fighting off only Western Australia for the wooden spoon," he said.