Tasmanian News

Tas jobless falls again

Unemployment's fallen again in Tasmania for February, with new ABS figures putting the state at 5.8% in trend terms.

Senator Eric Abetz notes that at the height of the state's jobless problem during the previous Labor Green Federal government it was 8.1%, meaning it's dropped by 2.3%.

"You've got to ask the question why, the reason is effective policies of a federal and state Liberal government working together to achieve results, so I am delighted with the result but in no way do I believe that means there isn't more to be done."

The result's been driven by strong growth in part-time employment. Full time jobs, however, have been shrinking, with 3600 hundred lost since the start of the financial year.

Tasmania has a lower trend rate figure than Victoria (6%), Queensland (6.4%), South Australia (6.6%) and Western Australia (6.4%)

The national jobless figure has risen to 5.9% seasonally adjusted.

You may also like...

Dark MOFO petition passes 15,000

Dark MOFO petition passes 15,000

A petition seeking to ban a controversial Dark MOFO performance has passed 15,000 signatures. Animal Liberation Tasmania is trying to prevent an '...

Tas could become

Tas could become "battery of Australia" PM announces

  Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull today announced feasibility work which will look into doubling the capacity of Tasmania’s hydropower...

Public debate rages on 'Australian values'

Public debate rages on 'Australian values'

Having a laugh, drinking a beer, wearing shorts and wandering around in public without a bodyguard. These are the great Australian values,...

Tas could become

Tas could become "battery to Australia" PM announces

  Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull today announced feasibility work which will look into doubling the capacity of Tasmania’s hydropower...