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More Than Half A Million Jobs For Victorians Under Labor

17 October 2019

More than half a million jobs have been created under the Andrews Labor Government.

The latest ABS data shows 503,300 Victorians have found work across the state since the Government was first elected in November 2014.

Close to 330,000 of these jobs were full-time.

More people have found a job in Victoria over the past five years than in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania combined.

Victoria’s jobs growth rate since November 2014 of 17.2 per cent is the highest in the nation and outpaced the national average by more than 5 percentage points.

Over the year to September, a total of 103,200 people found a job in Victoria – the largest increase in jobs of all the states.

In September alone, 8,600 people found a job – 7,800 of these were full-time positions.

Victoria’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points in September to just 4.7 per cent, well below the national unemployment rate of 5.2 per cent.

Since the Labor Government was first elected, Victoria’s unemployment rate has dropped from 6.7 per cent.

Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“With the economy continuing to soften due to national and global factors, this is a great result.”

“Every one of these jobs provides stability, dignity and opportunity.”

“Since 2014, more people have found a job in Victoria than in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania combined.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula

“Victoria has a solid record when it comes to creating jobs – and reaching the half-million mark is a welcome milestone.”

“Since November 2014 we’ve accounted for more than 40 per cent of all full-time positions created across the nation.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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