Victoria worst hit by job losses

July employment figures released by the ABS today have confirmed that since the start of the COVID pandemic, Victoria has now lost more jobs than any other state.

The figures show that since March, over 145,000 Victorians have lost their jobs, compared to New South Wales where less than 132,000 jobs have been lost.

In the last month alone, Victoria shed over 21,000 full-time jobs. The figures relate to July, which is the month before crippling Stage 4 restrictions were introduced in Melbourne to try and curb the hotel quarantine-caused second wave of coronavirus.

Victorian business owners and sole traders are suffering because of Labor’s incompetence. And yet, Premier Daniel Andrews refuses to provide support for thousands of people who are struggling.

Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer, Louise Staley:

“Today’s employment figures show that since the start of this pandemic, more Victorians have lost their jobs than in any other state.

“Over 145,000 jobs have been lost, which means thousands of families are now struggling to make ends meet.

“Victoria’s economy was in recession before the outbreak and the state budget was already in deficit. Now, thanks to the complete mess Daniel Andrews and Labor have made of the hotel quarantine program, the news on jobs will only get worse from here.”

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