Tasmania's North is showing early signs of a return to jobs growth, while the North-West is continuing to shed jobs.
Australian Bureau of Statistics original terms figures showed Launceston and the North-East averaged 600 fewer employed people per month in the year to September (67,600) than in the previous year (68,200).
However, the regional employment average in the 12 months to September had edged up by 100 from a monthly average of 67,500 in the year to August.
The combined North-West and West Coast averaged an estimated 49,600 employed people per month in the year to September.
That was down by 500 compared to the previous year.
The decline had worsened from 300 fewer employed people in the year to August and 100 fewer in the year to July.
Employment growth in Hobart and the South-East appeared be be accelerating again after a slowdown.
That region averaged an estimated 131,400 employed people per month in the year to September.
That was an improvement of 800 compared to the previous year, and ahead of an improvement of 400 in the year to August.
The South's employment growth was much lower than its peaks of recent years, such as a monthly average increase of 4200 in the year to September 2018.
Meanwhile, Tasmanian businesses continue to express concerns about the availability of skilled workers.
Responding to CommSec's latest State of the States report ranking Tasmania's relative economic performance the nation's second strongest, Master Builders Tasmania executive director Matthew Pollock said it was a great result, but it came with challenges for the construction industry.
"There are emerging capacity constraints in the economy, particularly in access to skilled workers," Mr Pollock said.
He said the economy was expected to grow by a little more than 10 per cent in the next four years, but the construction sector was expected to expand by more than 30 per cent.
"To deliver this pipeline of work, we are going to need to attract more than our fair share of workers into the construction industry," he said.