Labor won’t even acknowledge Tasmania’s jobs crisis

“If you needed any further proof that Labor is refusing to address the chronic unemployment situation in Tasmania then it’s worth noting that despite Tasmania having the highest level of unemployment in the country, Federal Labor’s Employment spokesman, Minister Shorten failed to even mention Tasmania in his media conference following the release of the latest unemployment figures today,” Senator Abetz said today.

“Tasmania’s unemployment rate is at 7.8%, the second highest level in the last twelve months and almost a whole percentage point higher than this time last year as well as a significant increase on last month.”

“Under Labor Tasmania has consistently had the highest level of unemployment of anywhere in Australia,” Senator Abetz said.

“Of most concern is that Tasmania’s youth unemployment rate is the worst in the country by more than 5%. The unemployment rate for young Tasmanians is 25.7% whereas those in Victoria and the ACT are at 20%.”

“This devastating trend is due to the continuing fascination with social agendas by Labor/Green Governments in Tasmania and Canberra.”

“A Coalition Government will address the real agenda and that’s reducing unemployment, creating jobs and growing the Tasmanian economy,” Senator Abetz said.

About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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