Regional NSW strong off the blocks

29 February 2016

Informational graphic showing a map of Australia, with NSW shaded and text: Regional NSW - Australia's strongest growing regional area for jobs

Regional NSW is bucking the national trend with strong jobs growth recorded in the past 12 months across the State.

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this week shows that regional jobs grew by 59,000 over the last 12 months.

This is an increase of 5.1 percent, demonstrating higher growth than the strong Sydney metropolitan area which is up by 4.3 percent for the same period.

Investing in our regions

The strong regional jobs growth is linked to the NSW Government’s investment in regional areas, driving job creation and generating more opportunity for regional NSW.

Investments being delivered in our regional areas include:

Regional jobs boost

Regional jobs will be further boosted by the Jobs for NSW initiative which is allocating at least 30 percent of its $190 million funding to attract and grow businesses in regional areas.