Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

23 October 2019

Peter Gutwein, Treasurer

Delivering more jobs for Tasmanians and a stronger economy

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s top priority is to grow the economy and create jobs. New data released today shows that the state’s vibrant economy remains the strongest in Australia for jobs vacancy growth.

The Commonwealth Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has released data that shows that the number of internet job vacancies in September 2019 is 5.9 per cent higher than a year ago, in trend terms.

This result puts Tasmania at the top of the states and has been achieved while job vacancies have actually declined across the nation.

Job vacancies are an indication that businesses are confident and looking to hire more people, providing opportunities for Tasmanians to take part in our strong economy.

While there is always more to do, it’s clear our Plan is working. Under the Hodgman Liberal majority Government 15,000 jobs have been created since we came to Government and our economy is the fastest growing in the nation – under Labor and the Greens 10,000 jobs were lost.

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