The youngest and oldest members of Tasmania's community are the hardest hit by job losses as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show Tasmania still has the second highest rate of payroll job loss in Australia followed very closely by the Australian Capital Territory, with Victoria being the worst impacted.
Those most affected were people aged 70 or over, followed by those in the 20 to 29 age bracket.
More than 10 per cent of the job loss was experienced by older people, with those in the under 29 age bracket accounting for 6.6 per cent loss.
Youth Network of Tasmania chair Simone Zell said more than 5000 young Tasmanians are relying on Youth Allowance as they look for work, which was an increase of almost 50 per cent.
She said tackling the barriers to employment meant taking action informed by the experiences of young people across the state, local communities and businesses.
"For every job available in Tasmania there are 25 job seekers," Ms Zell said.
"We're hearing firsthand that young people are concerned about their future and lack of secure employment and training opportunities post-Covid-19.
"We need to ensure we listen to voices of young people as we rebuild systems...Covid-19 has shown us, without question, that an economy that relies on casual and precarious positions is not robust. In order to rebuild a stronger and more resilient Tasmania, we must invest in a wide range of industries, particularly those that provide more reliable, secure working arrangements."
Most of the employment loss occurred in the hospitality and food service sector with 21 per cent recorded job loss.
This was followed by arts and recreation sector with a 14.3 per cent loss, agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors with a 10.3 per cent job loss, and the hiring and real estate sector.
Jobs were lost across all sectors but other significant losses were found in the media and communications, administration and support service and construction sectors.
The payroll data counted jobs, not people, it excluded employers and the self-employed and double counted people with two or more jobs.
In May Premier Peter Gutwein said more than 27,000 Tasmanians had lost their jobs due to Covid-19, and a further 8700 jobs were lost in April.
It was not all doom and gloom however, with new jobs being created at the same time.
ABS labour statistics head Bjorn Jarvis said accommodation and food industries remained hard hit but there was recovery trends occurring.
"Across Australia, payroll jobs in the Accommodation and food services and the Arts and recreation services industries have suffered the largest losses during the COVID-19 period," he said.
"While Accommodation and food services and Arts and recreation services have recovered close to half (40 per cent and 49 per cent) of payroll jobs lost since the low point in mid-April, they remain 21 per cent and 14 per cent lower than mid-March."