Tasmanian jobs are sliding again, reversing an earlier encouraging pushback against the coronavirus crash.
The state shed 0.5 per cent of jobs in each of the weeks ending on July 4 and July 11, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates based on payrolls data.
In mid-July, the ABS estimated Tasmanian jobs increased by 0.6 per cent between June 20 and June 27.
The ABS estimates the state has now lost 6.8 per cent of jobs between March 14 (when the nation's 100th coronavirus case was confirmed) and July 11.
Only pandemic-riddled Victoria had fared worse, shedding 7.3 per cent of jobs.
Jobs were down by 5.6 per cent since mid-March nationally.
The ABS estimated three of the 19 Tasmanian jobs sectors had actually increased employment since the week ending on March 14.
They were mining (12.7 per cent), electricity, gas, water and waste services (1.8 per cent) and professional, scientific and technical services (1.9 per cent).
Accommodation and food services was the hardest hit sector, losing 18.6 per cent of jobs.
The ABS estimated 18.4 per cent of administrative and support services jobs had gone and 14.3 per cent in arts and recreation services.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing jobs were down by 16.5 per cent.
Premier Peter Gutwein on Monday said the state government had recently announced a record construction blitz over two years, underpinning about 15,000 jobs.
"The package builds on our current infrastructure package of $1.8 billion over the next two years, and in total will support an estimated construction value of $3.1 billion across the next two years."