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The economic impact on parts of our State

This pandemic has affected different parts of our State in different ways.

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Reflecting the size of its population, and the need to impose stronger health restrictions, Metropolitan Melbourne saw the greatest falls in employment.

Change in number of JobSeeker recipients by small area, March to September Quarters 2020, Victoria (a)(b)(c)

Jobs map - CHANGE IN NUMBER OF JOBSEEKER RECIPIENTS BY SMALL AREA

Employment declined by 6.5% (175,000 persons) in Melbourne compared with 2% (15,000 persons) in regional Victoria from the March to September quarters 2020.

At the same time, tourism-reliant regional areas such as around the Great Ocean Road, Daylesford, the Alpine Resorts and the Yarra Valley are also affected.

Communities in our State’s east and north have been dealt the double blow of the pandemic and the unprecedented summer of bushfires earlier this year.

This Budget is dedicated to making sure these communities – and every community – has the support they need to rebuild and recover.

Reviewed 22 November 2020

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