Tasmanian businesses seek to hire more people

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Job vacancies in Tasmania have increased over the month by 12.8 per cent, according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

The figure represents a 108 per cent increase compared to pre-COVID levels and marks a stark contrast to the national average, which saw a decrease of 5.2 per cent. 

Michael Ferguson, Tasmania’s acting premier and treasurer, said this shows increasing confidence in Tasmanian businesses as they continue to look to employ more workers. 

“This comes off the back of ABS Labour Force data for the same period, which shows our State employing a record 290,000 Tasmanians, with the highest participation rate on record,” Ferguson said. 

Ferguson added that the data shows there is still strong demand among Tasmanian businesses for more workers as more jobs are being made available. 

“This is very positive news and once again reflects the confidence businesses have in our nation-leading economy and in the direction of our State as we look to the future with optimism,” the acting premier said. 

“It demonstrates that the Rockliff Liberal Government’s clear plan to build a strong economy and deliver jobs growth is working and we will continue to do all we can to keep this momentum going.”