More jobs in regional Victoria means stronger communities and more choice for locals, who aren’t forced to move to Melbourne in search of work
Employment figures remaining strong across regional Victoria
EMPLOYMENT in Victoria’s regions continues to boom.
The regional unemployment rate has fallen even further in the three months to November to just 4.4 per cent – the equal lowest rate on record.
Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate is now the lowest in the nation – 0.6 percentage points below the national average of 5.1 per cent.
A total of 12,200 new jobs were created in the three months to November in Victoria’s regional areas. This amount is more than anywhere else in Australia.
By comparison, employment throughout the rest of regional Australia fell during the same period.
jobs in regional Victoria means stronger communities and more choice for locals, who aren’t forced to move to Melbourne in search of work,” Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said. “The Victorian Government’s record investment in regional Victoria – in transport, hospitals, schools and other vital services – is delivering services and jobs for our local rural towns and cities.”
During the first term of the Victorian Government, almost a quarter of all regional jobs created in the nation were in regional Victoria.
Statewide a total of nearly 427,000 jobs were created in the first four years of the current Labor Government – with nearly 300,000 of these fulltime roles.
“Four years ago, we said we’d get Victorians back to work no matter where they live – and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula said.
“Today’s figures show sustained job growth, supported by our record investments throughout regional Victoria, benefiting all Victorians.”