Federal public sector growth 'tepid' as state government jobs surge

Doug Dingwall
Updated November 22 2019 - 6:57am, first published November 19 2019 - 12:00pm

Growth in state and local government job numbers is surging ahead of "tepid" federal public sector employment figures in a new economic snapshot.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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