Tasmania Unemployment Rate Down To 5.8 % February 2017

Tasmania Unemployment Rate Down To 5.8 % February 2017

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein

Unemployment Rate Falls Again, Now Equal With National Average

Victor P Taffa

Tasmania’s unemployment rate has fallen again to 5.8 %, equal with the national average.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that we have delivered on our pre-election commitment to match the national unemployment rate, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said.

“Under Labor the unemployment rate reached 8.1 %. Under us, the rate is a massive 2.3 % lower than when we came to Government when it was 7.6 %.”

Tasmania’s unemployment rate is now the second lowest of any State in the country, only behind New South Wales, the only other Liberal State.

“Since the election of the Hodgman Government in March 2014, 4,400 jobs have been created.” Treasurer Gutwein said.