October 19, 2017

More Than 280,000 Jobs Since November 2014

Victoria’s jobs boom continues, with jobs growth continuing to climb and the State seeing the highest annual employment surge in the nation.

A total of 114,400 jobs were created in the 12 months to September according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Since the Andrews Labor Government was elected, Victoria’s employment has increased by 281,300 jobs – an increase of nearly 10 per cent – the highest increase of all the states in both percentage and absolute terms.

The vast majority of those jobs – nearly 171,000 – were full time.

Of the 19,800 new jobs created across the country in September, nearly 9,000 of them were created in Victoria.

Victoria’s participation rate continues to be the highest on record, indicating strong confidence in the State’s job market buoyed by strong economic conditions. The participation rate is up 1.1 percentage points over the year to September.

Pleasingly, Victoria’s female participation rate increased 1.8 percentage points over the year to September to reach a new record high of 60.8 per cent.

Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“We’ve created 280,000 jobs since coming into office and the huge investment we are making in infrastructure, health and education continue to drive these figures forward.”

“We are the jobs state, and we’ll continue to deliver the projects and services Victoria needs as it grows.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll

“These numbers once again show that when it comes to jobs this Labor Government keeps delivering – supporting Victorian jobs, and changing people’s lives for the better.”

“We’re putting people first – investing in Victoria, boosting employment and creating opportunities right across the state.”