Victoria’s regional unemployment is the lowest in the nation, with more and more people finding work outside Melbourne.
New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows, an extra 10,200 people found a job in regional Victoria in the three months to February 2019, more than double the number of jobs created in regional NSW.
Victoria’s regional unemployment rate is 4.6 per cent – the lowest regional unemployment rate in Australia.
Areas that experienced the highest employment growth in regional Victoria in the three months to February 2019 were Geelong, and Warrnambool and South West.
Since the Victorian Government was elected in November 2014, 68,500 jobs have been created in regional Victoria – 84 per cent of them full time.
Source: Vic Government