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Planning to migrate to Australia? Look for job possibilities in regional Victoria

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The data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that jobs growth is booming in regional Victoria.

In the last decade, Australia has fast emerged as a preferred destination for migration.

In case you are also planning to migrate to Australia or have already migrated, do look at job possibilities in regional areas - especially Victoria!

Victoria's labour market continues to perform strongly.

The data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that jobs growth is booming in regional Victoria.

The figures for the June quarter show that regional Victoria’s three-month average unemployment rate has dropped from 6.7 per cent in March to 5.6 per cent in June.

This is the biggest drop in the country – to now sit below Australia’s regional rate!

Treasurer Tim Pallas says - “These figures confirm that throughout the state, the Andrews Labor Government’s focus on job creation is paying dividends – with more Victorians employed than ever before.”

“We promised Victorians that we’d invest in them, build a strong economy and create jobs – and this is translating to more opportunities for all Victorians,” he added.

 

In the three months to June, an additional 15,800 regional Victorians found employment, with 5100 of those jobs, full time.

Employment growth was particularly good in the Geelong and North West Victorian regions with 9500 people and 4700 people employed respectively.

In the Shepparton region, the three month average unemployment rate was 3.4 per cent, down from 5.6 per cent three months ago, and 8.2 per cent at the same time last year.

The figures come on the back of last week’s ABS data which shows that in the year to June, there were an extra 112,900 people in full-time work across Victoria.

These figures stand in stark contrast to the record of the previous Liberal National Government, which in four years could only create 17,000 full time jobs.

The level of Victorian employment is now 147,400 persons higher than in November 2014.