Bu­reau statis­tics trend con­cern­ing

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Mem­ber for Lowan Emma Kealy fears lat­est data re­leased by the Aus­tralian Bu­reau of Statis­tics re­flects a con­cern­ing trend in the num­ber of un­em­ployed peo­ple in north-west Vic­to­ria.

She said the num­ber of un­em­ployed peo­ple in north-west Vic­to­ria had risen from 2343 in Septem­ber 2016 to 3561 in Septem­ber 2017, an in­crease of more than 50 per­cent.

“This is an alarm­ing trend,” she said. “We need a gov­ern­ment that sup­ports small busi­ness in re­gional Vic­to­ria, not one that ne­glects th­ese im­por­tant lo­cal em­ploy­ers.

“The gov­ern­ment should be do­ing all it can to sup­port lo­cal peo­ple, small busi­nesses and jobs growth.”

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