Victoria’s annual employment growth is the best in the nation with more than 12,000 full time jobs created in March alone, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today.
ABS figures also show Victoria’s employment passed 3.1 million for the first time in March this year, with 216,500 new jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected in November 2014.
Over the year to March 2017, Victorian employment rose by 95,300 people – nearly double the number of jobs created throughout the rest of Australia. More than half these jobs – 53,400 – were full time jobs, reaffirming Victoria’s position as the leading state for jobs growth.
Compared with other states, Victoria’s annual employment result is the highest in Australia in both absolute and percentage terms.
The latest figures also show Victoria continues to build job momentum with nearly 28,000 jobs created in the past two months alone.
Victoria’s unemployment rate now sits at 6.1 per cent - compared to 6.9 per cent in October 2014 under the previous Liberal Government.
Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas
“We have jobs, we have an infrastructure pipeline unparalleled in the state’s history, and we have momentum. These figures show the Andrews Labor Government has returned Victoria to its rightful place as the jobs state.”
“With a triple-A credit rating, employment growth that is the envy of the nation and record funding for schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure, we’re ensuring Victorians get the services and support they deserve.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan
“At the heart of our Government is a drive to support Victorian jobs – and we are changing people’s lives for the better.”
“Today’s data shows we are delivering on the things that matter most to people – bringing new investment to our great state and creating jobs."
Reviewed 19 August 2020