The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force are a ringing endorsement of the Coalition Government’s economic plan.
That economic plan is delivering for all Australians.
A record number of Australians are in work, with seasonally-adjusted employment increasing by over 39,000 in January 2019 to stand at a record high of over 12,751,000 people.
Full-time employment is also at a record high of 8,743,100 after growing by 65,400 in January 2019 and 236,100 over the year.
Full-time employment growth has accounted for 87 per cent of the total increase in employment over the last 12 months.
Encouragingly, female total employment, female full-time employment, and the female participation rate are all at record highs. Male total employment and male full-time employment are also at record highs.
Three of every four working age Australians are in work.
The gender pay gap has come down to a record low of 14.2 per cent, down from 17.2 per cent under the previous Labor Government.
Importantly, the unemployment rate has remained steady.
There are more than 1.2 million new jobs that have been created since the Coalition came into government.