Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 in News

The Baillieu Government needs to outline how it will grow Victoria’s economy, with new data revealing the number of jobs advertised in the state has plummeted.

Seasonally adjusted data released by the ANZ shows Victoria has experienced a 23.8 per cent drop in job advertisements during the past 12 months, and a 0.9 per cent decrease in December alone.

Shadow Employment Minister Tim Pallas said the Premier could not ignore the latest economic data, which revealed Victoria was the worst performing state when it came to job advertisements.

“These latest figures are an indictment on the Baillieu Government’s inaction and economic management,” Mr Pallas said.

“Month after month more data shows Victoria’s economy is in freefall but the Baillieu Government does nothing.

“The Baillieu Government has failed to give business the confidence to invest and employ Victorians.

“Nothing is more important to Victorians than having a job, and that’s why less jobs available for more people looking for work is bad news for families.”

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures for December 2011 showed 21,500 more people were unemployed in Victoria than when the Baillieu Government came to office.

“How many workers will need to lose their jobs before the Baillieu Government wakes up and starts working to support investment and job creation in Victoria?” Mr Pallas said.

“Mr Baillieu can no longer sit by as Victoria’s unemployment queues get longer and business confidence plummets.

“The Baillieu Government must produce a jobs and infrastructure plan to grow jobs and give business the confidence and certainty it enjoyed under the previous government.”




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