Queensland's rising unemployment should serve as a warning to the government that it needs to do more to boost the state's economy, a business lobby group says.

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show Queensland’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly in June to 6.5 per cent – a 0.1 per cent increase compared to May. The state’s jobless rate is still far higher than the national average of 5.8 per cent, which also rose by 0.1 percentage points….