Tasmania's tentative return to jobs growth continued in May, but weakness in female and full-time employment persisted.
The state gained 200 jobs for the month in trend terms, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated.
It was a second consecutive month of growth and took total jobs to 247,900.
That remained 2400 below the all-time record of 250,300 set it June last year.
Employed males increased by 100 to 130,800 in May and by 600 since December.
Employed females also increased by 100 in May (to 117,100).
However, total female employment was down by 4000 since March 2018.
Full-time jobs decreased by 600 to 151,600 in May, meaning the month's growth came from part-time jobs.
Full-time jobs had decreased in every month after June last year, when they totalled 157,400.
Treasurer Peter Gutwein said Tasmania had the nation's strongest growing economy for the first time in almost 15 years, and the state government had a budget and plan to maintain the momentum.
"Today's Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data for May 2019 shows there are now nearly 13,000 more Tasmanians in work than when the Hodgman Liberal government came to office," Mr Gutwein said.
"The data also shows that 200 additional jobs were created in the month in trend terms, which further demonstrates that the Hodgman Liberal government's economic leadership is working for Tasmanians.
" ... the 2019-20 state budget delivers record investments in infrastructure, health and education, which will underpin the creation of around 10,000 jobs over the next four years."
Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon said the government needed to get serious about reversing Tasmania's "jobs emergency".
"Tasmania's unemployment rate is now firmly entrenched as the worst in the nation at 6.6 per cent, with the unemployment rate for women up to 7.2 per cent and 600 full-time jobs lost in the past month," he said.