Jobs back to pre-pandemic levels

first_imgJobs back to pre-pandemic levels Peter Gutwein,PremierToday’s ABS Labour Force data has once again confirmed the strength in our economic recovery with employment now back to pre-pandemic levels, similar to January last year, and the lowest unemployment rate of any State.Three thousand Tasmanians returned to work in January with the number of jobs growing by 1.2 per cent, the second highest monthly growth rate in the country, and higher than national growth.Of the 257,100 jobs in Tasmania right now, there are almost 4000 more full-time jobs than January last year, and pleasingly of this increase, around 1000 of these are female full-time jobs.Importantly, our unemployment rate fell significantly by over 1 percentage point in the month, and at 5.9 per cent is now the lowest of all the states, and has returned to levels seen in January last year.More Tasmanians returning to work means our economy will continue to grow and recover, underpinned by growing consumer and business confidence, retail trade, and housing investment across the State supported by our successful HomeBuilder program.These results do not happen by accident and are evidence that our Plan is clearly working. But we know we have more to do. That’s why we will continue to focus on growing our economy while managing this pandemic and getting more Tasmanians back into work as we rebuild a stronger Tasmania. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ABS, accident, AusPol, Australia, business, Economy, employment, Force, full-time, Government, HomeBuilder, Investment, jobs, pandemic, Premier, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, trade, unemploymentlast_img read more