Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has today welcomed the latest Australian job and economic figures.
“The unemployment rate has dropped from 7.5 per cent at its peak to 5.5 per cent in April, showing that our economic recovery plan is working,” Mr Hogan said.
“This marks the seventh consecutive monthly rise in employment, with more people employed today, than before the pandemic.”
“We have also seen youth unemployment fall to its lowest level in 12 years.”
“These numbers all come after the end of JobKeeper.”
“I thank all businesses who have kept trading, employed staff, and remained optimistic.”
“We have more to do but there is no country in the world you would rather be on both a health and economic front right now.”