Tasmanian jobs are starting to boom, just as national employment starts to drop.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated Tasmanian total employment reached an all-time record of 250,900 in October in trend terms.
The ABS estimated the state added 800 jobs in October and had gained 3600 in seven months of expansion after March.
Full-time employment - a recent Tasmanian weakness - increased by 1000 to 154,800 in a fourth consecutive month of growth.
Employed males increased by 500 to 131,000, which was the highest total since 2009.
Employed females increased by 300 to 119,900.
The number of technically unemployed Tasmanians was estimated to have fallen by 200 in October to 16,600.
That was the fewest since December.
The unemployment rate edged down from 6.2 per cent to 6.1 per cent.
Tasmania was the only state or territory where the unemployment rate fell in October.
The Tasmanian participation rate increased from 60.3 per cent to 60.4 per cent.
State Treasurer Peter Gutwein said 15,800 jobs had been created under the Hodgman Government and more Tasmanians were in work than ever before.
"In October 2019, 800 jobs were created, representing the fastest growth rate in the country at 0.3 per cent, and our unemployment rate continued to fall to 6.1 per cent," he said.
"This is great news for Tasmanian workers as we come into the busy summer season, but the government knows that more needs to be done.
"We are working to maintain our extraordinary economic momentum by investing record amounts in infrastructure right around the state to support the creation of 10,000 more jobs."
Shadow Treasurer David O'Byrne said it was good to see some improvement in Tasmania's jobs figures, but much more needed to be done for jobseekers.
" ... more than 2000 full-time jobs have been lost since the last election," Mr O'Byrne said.
"(Premier) Will Hodgman promised before the last election to deliver the lowest jobless rate in the country, and we're a long way from achieving that.
"The government shouldn't be crowing about the transfer of secure jobs to tenuous casual and part-time employment."
While Tasmania recorded a virtual clean sweep of positive numbers for October, the national figures were extremely weak.
The ABS estimated the nation shed 19,000 jobs in October in seasonally adjusted terms,
Full-time employment dropped by 10,300 and total hours worked in all jobs fell by a thumping 2.8 per cent.
The national unemployment rate increased from 5.2 per cent to 5.3 per cent.
CommSec market analyst Steven Daghlian said the national results were well short of market expectations.
Bloomberg was now factoring in a 25 per cent chance of another interest rate cut in December.
The national figures were another blow to hopes of faster wages growth.
The Tasmanian figures worked in the other direction.
In comments accompanying a monthly economic analysis, former state Labor minister Julian Amos said Tasmania's economic indicators continued to be positive, although exports and imports had slowed.