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Improving employment figures welcome

  • Labor welcomes the latest employment figures  
  • Full-time employment recovering after horror year
  • Tasmania’s business sector showing resilience

Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon has welcomed today’s employment update from the ABS and praised Tasmania’s business sector.

“Today’s employment statistics are promising,” Mr Bacon said.

“Thankfully we’ve seen an increase in both full-time employment and the participation rate which have been our biggest concerns.

“Both are still too low but at least they have improved from the crisis levels a few months ago.

“We are still unfortunately 3000 full-time jobs worse off than we were 12 months ago.

“These improved figures are due to the hard work of Tasmania’s business sector.

“Tasmanian businesses, both large and small, are very resilient.”