The Hodgman Liberal Government’s number one priority is jobs.

Today’s ABS data shows unemployment is down by 1 per cent since the election and the gap between the national and Tasmanian unemployment rate is steady at 0.3 per cent.

The number of people with a job in Tasmania is 240,400, and employment numbers this year are at the highest level they have been at in six years whilst the unemployment queue is the shortest since December 2011.

While there is still a long way to go, and more work to be done the latest figures are encouraging as they show we are holding onto the gains that have been made.

Our long-term Plan is all about creating jobs and growing the economy and today’s results show we are heading in the right direction.