Employment in Northern Tasmania is slightly below 2009 levels, according to a detailed analysis of the nation's local government areas released on Sunday.
However, there has been a substantial increase in overall employment levels in the region from five years ago with growth in particular in the agriculture, fishing and forestry sectors.
The Australian Local Government Association's State of the Regions 2019 report showed that mining and manufacturing jobs had declined since 2014, though there was growth in construction jobs and in retail trade and accommodation and food services.
There were 66,684 people who lived in Northern Tasmania in employment in 2019 - an increase from 63,892 in 2014.
This was still slightly short of the 66,971 employed in 2009, however.
Northern residents in receipt of Youth Allowance payments was more than double the national average, at 9.6 per cent of the region's population aged between 16 and 21 years old.
Those on Youth Allowance benefits who were either in study or on an apprenticeship was 10.1 per cent of the age cohort's population, compared to the national average of 9.1 per cent.
Residents on Newstart accounted for 8.8 per cent of the region's population, compared to the national average of 4.9 per cent.
For those residents more than 65 years old, 68.3 per cent received the aged pension compared to a national average of 59 per cent.
The region's headline unemployment rate was measured at 7 per cent in 2019, which was up from 6.1 per cent last year.
The unemployment rate was down from 7.9 per cent in 2014.
Statewide, the report said there had been a surge in growth in Tasmania due to increased interest from tourists and in the state's real estate market.
It said average incomes declined most in the North-West out of the state's three regions, by a rate of 4.1 per cent.
For the North, personal and business incomes have risen gradually each year since 2014 as well as taxes paid.
There has also been an increase in the amount of disposable income for Northern Tasmanian households.
The Break O'Day and West Coast municipal areas were identified as the state's two poorest local government areas, where more than 15 per cent of households were classed as "very poor".