Senator Eric Abetz

Liberal Senator for Tasmania

Tasmanian Employment Rate

The Labour Force figures, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, show that there has been a 2.2 point reduction in the Tasmanian unemployment rate since the Federal Liberal Government was elected in 2013.

“I am pleased to see the Tasmanian unemployment rate again fall to 5.9% - this is something that will benefit not only those Tasmanians now in work but also their families and the community as a whole,” Senator Abetz said.

“Whilst the figures do bounce around, the trend is clear.”

“This positive result comes as a result of the strong partnership between the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team and the State Liberal Government which is delivering real dividends for Tasmanians. The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team will continue to work hand-in-glove with Will Hodgman and the State Liberal Government, to continue this positive trend.”

“While Labor continue their negativity, the Liberals' positive record speaks for itself. When Bill Shorten was the federal Employment Minister with a State Labor Government, the Tasmanian unemployment rate was 8.1%."

"The greatest risk to further job creation is a Labor/Green/Lambie/Wilkie Government which would unleash chaos and destroy jobs," Senator Abetz concluded.

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