The latest official retail sales and industrial disputation data confirms NSW as the number one state to live, work and do business.
Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian said the ABS figures showed NSW retail sales growing at the fastest rate in the nation in through the year terms while staying above the national average for 24 consecutive months.
“This impressive result is a great sign of the confidence NSW consumers have in the state of our economy,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“NSW has had the strongest retail trade figures of all the states for the third consecutive month and has topped the chart for 11 out of the last 13 months.”
Meanwhile, a separate ABS release revealed NSW industrial dispute rates remaining near record lows with the state losing just 0.7 days to strikes for every thousand workers in the June quarter.
“The NSW Government has delivered the golden trifecta of labour force outcomes: the strongest jobs growth in the country, low rates of strikes and moderate public sector wage rises,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“During Labor’s 16 years in office, industrial disputes were out of control in NSW with an average of more than 51 days being lost each year for every thousand workers.
“At the same time, for a decade under Labor, NSW had the lowest employment growth of any mainland state.”
The policies of the Liberals & Nationals Government have helped to create 251,800 jobs since April 2011.