New data out today brings bad news for Tasmanian job seekers.
Shadow Treasurer David O’Byrne said the Australian Government’s Vacancy Report shows job vacancies are down 11.7% compared to last year.
“To put that in context, there are 16,600 unemployed people in Tasmania, which means on these numbers there’s one job for every 10 job seekers.
“Not only have 2100 full-time jobs been lost since the last election, there are fewer new ones being advertised.”
Mr O’Byrne said the news was particularly bad for people in the north and north-west of the state, with declines of 12.1% and 9.6% respectively.
“People in the regions and people looking for lower-skilled jobs are on the receiving end of this bad news.
“Despite favourable economic conditions, Will Hodgman’s government has failed to deliver the jobs bonanza it promised at the last election.
“The Government’s failure to grow secure jobs is further contributing to Tasmania’s two-speed economy. Not everyone is doing well in Will Hodgman’s Tasmania.”
David O’Byrne MP