Jobs data shows our Plan is working

Peter Gutwein,Premier & Treasurer

Our Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania is working and there is a cautious optimism and confidence in Tasmania.

The latest ABS statistics show job vacancies have rebounded strongly following the height of the pandemic’s impacts in May, and Tasmania had the second highest rebound of any State.

Pleasingly, the private sector is leading the rebound, with job vacancies growing 82 per cent over the three months to August.

This follows labour force data which shows that in August, nearly 16,000 jobs have returned since May.

Our Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania includes our $3.1 billion Construction Blitz and follows our economic and social support measures totalling more than $1 billion which was the largest support package in the country, as a proportion of our economy.

As we recover, the Government is focused on doing everything we can to support investment and create jobs and get Tasmanians into work.

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