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Staley - Andrews’ disastrous jobs record in Shepparton

Friday, 28 February 2020

Figures released yesterday show that unemployment is rising right across regional Victoria.

In the last month, the unemployment rate in Shepparton has risen by 0.7 per cent since December2018, with almost 2000 fewer people with a job in that time.

Labor loves to talk up how it’s delivering for Victorian families, especially across regional Victoria, but the only thing we’ve seen Labor deliver is new taxes and no new jobs.

Andrews loves to boast, but he has neglected to create job opportunities for regional Victorians for too long. The figures in Shepparton demonstrate this clearly.

In a bitter blow to Victorian job seekers, our unemployment rate is now 5.4 per cent, this is higher than the Australian rate. Victoria’s unemployment rate compares badly to that of NSW which is only 4.5 per cent.

Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer, Louise Staley:

“Daniel Andrews’ jobs record is unravelling, leaving thousands of job seekers unable to get the jobs they so desperately desire.

“At a time when every Victorian is being taxed through the roof to pay for Labor’s budget bugger up, they need a government that creates jobs so that people can get on with living their lives, safe in the knowledge of where their next pay check is coming from.

“Andrews has neglected regional Victoria, he doesn’t care about families in Shepparton and it shows.”