jobs crisis worsens under Labor

Official figures show that Ripon has lost 4,745 full-time jobs since Daniel Andrews came to office in December 2014.

Australian Bureau of Statistic data released today reveals the number of people in full-time jobs in North West Victoria has fallen from 51,378 to 46,633.

The unemployment rate has risen alarmingly from 4.8 per cent in November 2016 to 7.3 per cent in February 2017.

“These figures show that Daniel Andrews has no jobs plan for regional Victoria. Towns like Ararat, Charlton, and Donald, will suffer due to his mismanagement and Melbourne – centric government,” Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien said.

“Daniel Andrews and his Labor Government has had over two years to come up with a plan to create more jobs locally,” Mr O’Brien said.

Local Ripon MP Louise Staley slammed Daniel Andrews’ failure to create jobs. “At a time when we need to be creating jobs in Ripon; the unemployment rate sits well above the state average of 6.1 per cent,” Ms Staley said.

“Daniel Andrews will run a protection racket around Labor MPs who rorted thousands of dollars from the taxpayer, but he won’t stand up for regional Victorians who need jobs,” said Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien.”