Jobs for the future report
Jobs for NSW has a plan to deliver one million new jobs over the next two decades.
Jobs are essential for a stable, prosperous and sustainable society. The NSW economy is delivering the jobs and income we need to invest in our families and communities. Now, while our economy and jobs growth are strong, we are preparing for the future.
That’s a future with jobs and industries we know, and those we cannot yet imagine. Preparing for that future is in our hands, as individuals and as a community.
We are well placed for the future
Since 1996, average wages have risen about 20% faster than inflation. Job numbers have risen at a rate 30% faster than our working-age population, with growth across the State and all demographics. There are now 3.71 million people in paid work.
Our aspiration is simple
Everyone in NSW should have the opportunity for a meaningful working life, today and in the future, leading to one million more jobs by 2036.
Our Jobs for the Future report (PDF 2.3 MB) has four clear strategies:
- Growing exports
- Open doors for entrepreneurs
- Draw on all of our people
- Skill up for the knowledge economy
Two strategies to create more jobs, and two to prepare our people for them – on top of a strong budget and economy without which no other measures are possible.
We are already underway...
Download a snapshot of the report with the Jobs for the Future summary brochure.
Watch the video of the Jobs for the future report launch below.