Posted on 08. May, 2014 in News

Victoria’s jobs crisis continues to worsen under Denis Napthine with another 5100 jobs lost last month.

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show Victoria’s unemployment rate at 6.4 per cent.

It has not fallen below 6 per cent since October 2013.

The national average is 5.8 per cent.

More than 50,000 Victorians have lost their job under the Liberal Government.

Under Denis Napthine, Victoria has lost 16,400 jobs this financial year alone.

Quotes attributable to Mr Pallas:

“If you’re a young person looking for work, Victoria is the worst place to be on the Australian mainland.”

“Interstaters used to come here for a job, now our own sons and daughters are moving to Sydney.

“A real Government would be pulling every economic lever to give Victorians a chance, but under Denis Napthine and the Liberals, you’re on your own.”

Key Facts

• More than 50,000 Victorians have lost their job under Napthine Government.
• The participation rate also fell slightly from 64.3 to 64.1 per cent.
• The number of underemployed workers increased by more than 6,000 and the underemployment rate increased from 7.8 per cent to eight per cent.

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