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Victorian credits big build for jobs boost

The Victorian Government has credited its Big Build as one of the drivers of its job creation boom.

The Victorian Government has credited its Big Build as one of the drivers of its job creation boom.

More than half a million jobs have been created in Victoria since 2014, with 20,300 jobs created in August, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data, more than any other state in the country.

The ABS also found that Victoria contributed more than half of all jobs created across Australia.

Victoria’s Big Build is the name of the state’s transport construction boom, with 119 road and rail projects in the pipeline for construction.

Around $57 billion worth of projects are being delivered, with more than 12,000 jobs to be created.

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Over the year to August, Victoria’s employment increased by 3.6 per cent (around 117,600 jobs), the largest increase during that period compared with other states.

Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, said since November 2014, nearly half a million Victorians have found work – each with their own story, each with their own unique contribution to this state.

“This extraordinary jobs growth is testament to our unprecedented infrastructure build and our work to make it easier for small businesses to expand and hire,” he said.

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