House debates

Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Questions without Notice

Consumer Confidence

2:57 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

In February, 64,600 jobs were created. What that means is that more than a quarter of a million jobs have been created since we came to office—more than a quarter of a million. Indeed, that's more jobs created in our first six months in office than were created in the first six months of any government since they started keeping these records.

Senator Cash had this to say on 16 February: 'We gave one challenge in relation to the jobs market, and that was to keep unemployment in Australia as low as possible.' Well, we've done that. That is a key to people's living standards. We acknowledge that many people are doing it tough because of the inflationary circumstances.


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