Monday 29th July 2019

Regional unemployment in Latrobe-Gippsland is currently sitting at 3.0 percent in the three months to June 2019, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

This is down from 3.5 percent three months ago, and down from 7.7 percent at the same time last year.

This is well below the regional Australian average of 5.3 percent.

Over the year to June 2019, employment grew by 2.2 percent.

Since November 2014, employment in the Latrobe-Gippsland region has increased by 7,700 people

Under the Andrews Labor Government, regional Victoria is benefiting from thousands of new jobs with regional unemployment the lowest among the states at 3.8 percent.

Since November 2014, Victoria’s regional unemployment has fallen by 2.8 percent– the largest decrease among the states.

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering unprecedented investment into the region through the Gippsland regional rail line upgrade, rebuilding local TAFEs and the establishment of the GovHub and Hi-Tech Precinct in the Latrobe Valley.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Since 2014 we’ve invested intensively across the region to generate jobs, provide pathways to skills and training in growth industries, and reduce unemployment across the board – these latest figures show that this work having a real and positive impact.”

“We’ll continue to make it easier for regional businesses to find the right local workers, and to ensure that people across our communities have access to the right training and employment opportunities in new and emerging industries.”