Tasmania has now lost 4300 jobs since September and 15 Tasmanians a day are quitting the labour force.
Nanjing Night Net

Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon described the latest numbers as alarming.

“The Liberals’ one-line slogans are clearly not working,” Mr Bacon said.

“We need a government that is prepared to implement real change to encourage employment growth.”

Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon.

The dire numbers were in Australian Bureau of Statistics trend terms data showing the unemployment rate unchanged in June at 6.5 per cent, while total employment was unchanged at 237,100 since May.

However, that total was 4300 jobs down on September.

A month earlier, the ABS estimated 3900 jobs had gone since September.

It revised total May employment down by 100.

Its measure of the labour force (employed people plus those formally recognised as unemployed) showed a decline of 4100 people (about15 per day) since September.

That would include people retiring -potentially including a wave of retiring Baby Boomers -plus those quitting the formal hunt for work.

The figures showed 2800jobs held by males had gone since September, and1400 jobs held by females.

Full-time employment was down by 1000 to 155,300.

The participation rate (people in work or looking) was flat in June at 59.7 per cent, but 1.3 per cent down since August.

Acting Treasurer Rene Hidding said: “Tasmania’s unemployment rate remains steady at 6.5 per cent; a full 1per cent lower than it was at the election, and nearly 2per cent lower than the 8.4 per cent peak reached under Labor and the Greens.”

“More than 2000 jobs have been created since the election …”

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