Creating jobs and securing Tasmania’s future

Peter Gutwein,Premier

Today’s ABS data has once again confirmed our economic recovery is well underway, with employment in Tasmania growing by 1800 people in May.

This brings the total number of people employed in Tasmania to 259,600 – higher than before the pandemic hit in March last year.

Importantly, our unemployment rate also fell by 0.5 per cent to 5.7 percent, and our participation rate grew, as Tasmanians start getting out and filling the job opportunities available.

Today’s data confirms our plan to secure Tasmania’s future is working with businesses confident, investing, hiring, and our economy growing.

Since the Tasmanian Liberal Government came to Office in 2014, 25,000 jobs have been created, but we know there is more work to do.

That’s why we will continue to deliver the strong plan we took to the election that will create more jobs for Tasmanians and secure Tasmania’s future.

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