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February job figures good news for Tassie
FEBRUARY’s Labour Force report gave some positive employment news for our state.
Read the highlights from the ABS monthly report below.
From January to February the unemployment rate dropped marginally from 7.5 to 7.4%.
The participation rate during this same period increased slightly to 59.8 to 59.9%
EMPLOYED TOTAL PERSONS
From January to February the total number of employed persons increased from 231, 700 to 232,400.
EMPLOYED FULL TIME – TOTAL PERSONS
The number of Tasmanians employed full time rose during this time from 149,100 to 149,700.
UNEMPLOYED – TOTAL PERSONS
During the same period the total number of unemployed persons in Tasmania fell from 18,800 to 18,500.
During this time the release also shows the civil population in Tasmania increased from 418,700 to 418,800.
Australia wide, the unemployment rate remained at 6%.
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