Jobs crisis now a jobs emergency

first_imgJobs crisis now a jobs emergency Tasmanian LaborUnemployment out of control at 8.2%Worst jobless rate in the nationGutwein Government doesn’t have a plan for jobsPremier and Treasurer Peter Gutwein must finally acknowledge the shocking collapse in Tasmanian jobs under his Government.Figures released today reveal a jobs emergency for Tasmania which is suffering the worst jobless rate in the nation.Unemployment has soared to an alarming 8.2 percent.Labor Leader Rebecca White said this makes Tasmania’s unemployment rate by far the worst in the country, followed by Queensland with 7.7 percent and a national average of 7 percent.“This is shocking and Peter Gutwein has to face up to the jobs emergency that has occurred under his watch,” Ms White said.“This is the first time since the GFC that unemployment in Tasmania has been above 8 percent and it’s terrible news for the state and the thousands of people who’ve lost their jobs – 3,700 of them in the past two months, 10,000 since February.“There are now close to 40,000 Tasmanians on some form of unemployment benefit. Our fear is these numbers will only get worse when JobKeeper is withdrawn in March.”The unemployment rate for women has increased significantly from 6.8% to 8.5%, while the rate for men has declined from 8.4% to 7.9%.“Peter Gutwein does not have a plan for jobs, only a plan for unemployment.“Peter Gutwein has no vision on how to restore jobs for the thousands of people who’ve been thrown out of work and his recent Budget has fallen totally flat in when it comes to creating jobs for these thousands of Tasmanians.“Only Labor has a plan for jobs.”Rebecca White MPLabor Leader /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:crisis, Emergency, Government, JobKeeper, jobs, Premier, Queensland, Tasmania, Tasmanian Labor, Tassie, unemploymentlast_img read more