Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

16 August 2018

Peter Gutwein, Treasurer

ABS figures confirm more Tasmanians in work

More Tasmanians than ever before are in work according to today’s ABS Labour Force figures.

Almost a quarter of a million Tasmanians are now employed, confirming our long-term plan is delivering and getting more Tasmanians into the workforce.

Importantly, the participation rate in Tasmania has also grown to 61.5 per cent – an increase from last month and the highest level in nearly four years.  This reflects the increased confidence that Tasmanians now have when looking for work as businesses take advantage of our strong economy and favourable business conditions.

The unemployment rate has also remained steady at 6.2 per cent- well below the peak of 8.6 experienced under Labor and the Greens.

The ABS figures show that 14,700 jobs have been created since the 2014 election, and we will continue to put in place the right economic conditions to create even more jobs for Tasmanians.

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