Tasmania Unemployment Rate Now Lowest In 6 Years

Tasmania Unemployment Rate Now Lowest In 6 Years

Tasmania Treasurer Peter Gutwein

Jobs Figure Soars To Record High Under Hodgman Government

Victor P Taffa

Treasurer Peter Gutwein said there is now more Tasmanians in work than at any other time in the State’s history.

“Hodgman Government’s number one priority is jobs and today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) employment figures show that we are well and truly delivering.”

Since the election, 8,400 jobs have been created and importantly, 2,300 of those jobs have been full time jobs. In fact, in the month of May alone, 800 full time jobs were created.

“Our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 6 years and, pleasingly, the participation rate continues to rise as more Tasmanians look for work and find a job.” Treasurer Gutwein said.

Hodgman Government has focussed on creating the right environment for job creation, by reforming the planning system and simplifying the building code. We’ve cut red and green tape and we have backed industry to get on with the job.

“We’ve supported major projects like the Cradle Mountain development, the development of new university facilities in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart and the rebuild of the Royal Hobart Hospital.”

“There is more to do. That’s why we’ve rolled out an economic stimulus package available to all Tasmanian councils and that’s why we have rolled out a package to incentivise Tasmanian businesses to employ more apprentices, trainees and young Tasmanians.” Treasurer Gutwein said.