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It’s Official: More Than A Quarter Of A Million Jobs

20 July 2017

More than a quarter of a million jobs have been created in Victoria under the Andrews Labor Government, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today, with almost 70 per cent of them full time.

The latest ABS data shows 250,100 jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014, with 172,900 of them full time. In the last month alone, an additional 18,800 full time jobs were created.

Victoria’s unemployment rate has also dropped – now sitting at 5.9 per cent, compared to 6.7 per cent in November 2014 under the former Liberal Government.

During the year to June 2017, Victorian employment rose by 97,800 persons (+3.2 per cent), which is more than any other state, and the highest in absolute and percentage terms.

Victoria’s excellent June employment result was also the state’s fifth consecutive monthly increase in employment.

Victoria’s participation rate is also strong at 66.0 per cent, which is well above the national average of 65.0 per cent and reflects a high degree of confidence in the Victorian job market.

Quotes attributable to Acting Treasurer Gavin Jennings

“Today’s job numbers show that there are more Victorians employed than ever before, and with more than 250,000 jobs create since we were elected, the Labor Government is getting Victorians back to work.”

“Our strong economy and solid pipeline of infrastructure projects such as the Metro Tunnel and the level crossing removal program is delivering thousands of jobs, as well as giving apprentices the start they need in work.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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