Shadow Treasurer, Michael O’Brien
Before the election Daniel Andrews promised to create 100,000 full-time jobs within two years.
(Sources: Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014; Back to Work – Victorian Labor’s Plan for 100,000 Jobs.)
Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show that Victoria’s North West region has lost 16,200 full-time jobs since Daniel Andrews came to office in December.
The number of people in full-time jobs in the North West region has fallen from 51,400 in December 2014 to 35,200 in October 2015.
The unemployment rate in the North West region has risen from 5.2 per cent in December 2014 to 7.9 per cent in October 2015.
Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien;
Daniel Andrews came to office promising to create 100,000 full-time jobs in two years but almost a year on and 16,200 full-time jobs have been lost across the North West region.
Under Daniel Andrews, the growth of the North West has stalled and Labor’s promise of new jobs is all talk and no action.
At a time when we need to be creating jobs in the North West region, Daniel Andrews is too busy releasing glossy brochures, rather than working to create real jobs in regional Victoria.
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