From February 2020 to June 2023, the number of government jobs increased by 11.8 per cent compared to only 3.3 per cent in the private sector.
private sector growth
Since February 2020, government employment has increased by 9.4 per cent compared to just 0.4 per cent for the private sector.
In businesses that only produce services, labour productivity increased by 38 per cent compared to 12 per cent in the government sector.
More big deficits of $9.7 billion and $7.2 billion are projected for the next two years.