Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad insists the state government hasn't forgotten about the state's regional areas, as a new report shows tens of thousands out of work.

Labor force data, published by News Corp, indicates 43,000 people have lost their jobs in regional parts of the state over the past year. The figures also show a general softening of the job market, with full-time jobs being replaced with part-time positions. Ms Trad insists they’re already dealing with…