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Andrews’ lockdowns cost jobs as Victoria gets left behind

Victoria has become the most unemployed state in the nation as Daniel Andrews’ harsh lockdowns continue to leave Victoria behind.

New data today from the ABS shows Victoria has lost roughly the equivalent to the population of Shepparton or Mildura of employed people over recent weeks.

Over this period, over 49,000 Victorian jobs were lost as Daniel Andrews’ sixth lockdown stretched from seven to 77.

Furthermore, existing casual and part time workers continue to lose as more than 1 in 10 want more hours but cannot get them, the highest rate in the nation.

113,000 fewer Victorians are in work or actively seeking a job over the last six months as Victoria remains the only state with a negative population growth.

Whilst other states continue to recover and rebuild from COVID, Victoria is being left behind.

Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer, David Davis:

“Daniel Andrews’ harsh lockdowns are costing Victorians jobs and livelihoods.

“Whilst Australia gets on with re-opening and rebuilding – Victoria continues to go backwards.

“Daniel Andrews has no plan to fix the damage he has caused. Why would Victorians trust the man who got us into this mess to get us out of it?”

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