Peter Gutwein,Premier & Treasurer
In a further sign of confidence building, Tasmania recorded the highest increase in payroll jobs in the nation in the first two weeks of November.
Growing 0.7% over the fortnight to 14 November, this is another positive step as we continue our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Payroll jobs also grew 0.2 per cent over the month, which was the second equal highest growth rate of the states.
While two thirds of Tasmanians have returned to work since May, the Government is committed to supporting more jobs and getting more Tasmanians back into work.
That’s why the 2020-21 State Budget includes a landmark $5 billion infrastructure program to support 25,000 jobs, bolster confidence and build the intergenerational infrastructure our State needs. This will increase aggregate demand, lift incomes and create jobs right around our state.
These figures are good news for our State and the Labor Party should be welcoming these latest results, rather than relentlessly talking down our economy.