Tasmanian wage earners worse off: ABS

The average Tasmanian worker now earns less than they did a year ago - and is $200 a week worse off than their mainland counterparts.

Wages figures released this morning by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the average full-time adult Tasmanian's ordinary time earnings have dropped to $1249.90 a week in trend terms.

This is down from $1262.30 a week at the same time last year.

Comparatively, the average Australian has enjoyed a 2.4 per cent increase over the past 12 months to $1453.90 a week.



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