NSW was responsible for 70 per cent of the jobs created nationally last month, the latest labour force figures have confirmed.
A remarkable 50,300 jobs were created in NSW in November, out of the national total of 71,400.
Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has welcomed today’s ABS data, which showed the NSW unemployment rate fell to 5.2 per cent in November, down from 5.5 per cent in October.
In NSW there have been 181,100 jobs created in 2015 so far, while the participation rate rose to a record high of 64.7 per cent in November.
“These are extremely exciting results for NSW – 2015 has truly been an outstanding year for the State’s economy when it comes to breaking records,” Ms Berejiklian said.
The NSW unemployment rate has been at or below the national average for 24 consecutive months – and has been the lowest of the states for six consecutive months.
“This is an impressive milestone – six months with the lowest unemployment rate of all the states,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“This is further proof that NSW has emerged as the nation’s jobs creation capital, thanks to our strong and diverse economy.”
“We know how important it is for the future of NSW to keep growing the economy so new job opportunities keep opening up.”
Since the NSW Liberals & Nationals were elected to Government in 2011, there have been 325,100 jobs created in NSW.