More jobs have been created in regional NSW in the last two years than Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania combined.
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows NSW is leading the nation in the number of jobs being created in regional areas, up by 54,600 in the last 20 months.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state has become a powerhouse for regional jobs.
“We have the strongest economy in the nation and our government will ensure every community receives its fair share,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the figures showed regions in NSW provide employment, housing and lifestyle opportunities for families. Coinciding with the new ABS data Mr Barilaro announced a new employment and skills portal that uses jobs vacancy data to identify where regional jobs are located. The portal includes links to the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled website where job seekers can find accredited training courses to help them develop their skills.
There have been 5,114 job advertisements listed across regional NSW in the past month.