The Baird government's big ticket infrastructure projects have helped NSW maintain the lowest unemployment rate in the country, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian says.

A strong housing construction sector and healthy consumer confidence have also contributed to the state’s nine-month unemployment record, she said. The latest Bureau of Statistics figures show the state’s jobless rate fell to 5.3 per cent in February. That figure is lower than the national rate of 5.8 per cent…