Thursday, 19 October 2017
Victoria’s Unemployment Worst in the Nation – Again
Victoria’s jobs crisis is continuing with latest ABS jobs figures showing Victoria leads the nation in unemployment for the second consecutive month.
Victoria’s unemployment rate of 6 per cent is the highest of all the states and higher than the national average of 5.5 per cent.
New South Wales, our northern neighbour and economic competitor, has the country’s lowest unemployment rate at 4.6 per cent.
Under Labor, Victoria’s unemployment rate has exceeded the national average for 13 consecutive months.
With the Andrews Labor government giving Victoria the highest tax burden in the nation and the largest number of days lost through strikes, it is no wonder our jobs figures are the worst in Australia.
Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien:
“Daniel Andrews has again delivered Victoria the worst jobs record in Australia.
“Labor’s 11 new taxes and high energy prices are seeing Victoria fall further behind NSW.
“Labor’s high tax, high cost policies are hurting local business and costing Victorians jobs.
“With NSW having an unemployment rate massively lower than Victoria’s, it is clear that Labor’s economic policies are failing.
“Daniel Andrews is more interested in pandering to rogue union bosses than working with business to create new jobs.”