Tasmania has shed an estimated 3000 jobs in nine months, with full-time workers and women hit the hardest.
March was a ninth successive month of jobs decline, following on from June 2018, for when the ABS estimated an all-time Tasmanian record of 250,300 jobs in trend terms.
It reported the state lost 100 jobs in March, taking employment down to 247,300.
Since June, employed females had decreased by 3400, including a drop of 200 in March.
That left the total of employed females at 117,000.
Employed males were steady at 130,200 in March, and up by 300 since June.
Full-time workers had declined by 3600 since June, with 400 full-time jobs going in March.
Male and female full-time workers had both lost significant numbers.
Full-time male employment was down by 1100 since June to 100,600, with 200 such jobs going in March.
Full-time female workers had declined by 2500 since June to 53,300.
They also decreased by 200 in March.
Franklin Labor MHR Julie Collins described the situation as a growing crisis and teed off at Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
"There is a growing jobs crisis in our state, but just this morning Scott Morrison said Tasmania was 'heading in the right direction', " Ms Collins said.
"Mr Morrison later went on to spruik today's unemployment figures in Launceston, even after it was confirmed that 4200 full-time Tasmanian jobs have been lost on his watch."
Ms Collins was referring to seasonally adjusted figures for the past year, with the trend terms figures estimating 3000 full-time jobs had gone since March 2018.
Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck said 17,000 jobs had been created in Tasmania since the federal government was elected in 2013 and 11,500 since the 2016 election.
His numbers were also correct, in seasonally adjusted terms.
In trend terms, the increases were 17,100 and 11,000
" ... we have a clear plan to create even more jobs if we are re-elected on May 18," he said.
The number of technically unemployed Tasmanians was estimated to have increased by 200 in March and by 1200 since June to a total of 16,900.
That was the most since 2015.
The unemployment rate was up from 6.4 per cent in February to 6.5 per cent in March.
It was 6 per cent in June last year.
The participation rate was steady at 60.3 per cent in March, but down by a full percentage point since June.
The nation added 25,700 jobs in March, in seasonally adjusted terms, with full-time jobs up by 48,300.
The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.9 per cent to 5 per cent.