South Australia was the only State to record a decline in job vacancies over the past year, with vacancies growing in every other state and territory, according to the latest internet jobs vacancy report from the Federal Department of Employment
The biggest increases were recorded in New South Wales (19.7 per cent) and Victoria (12.7 per cent) – South Australia was the only state to offer fewer job opportunities, with vacancies declining by 0.7 per cent.
South Australia was also the only mainland state to have offered fewer jobs in June, with vacancies declining by 0.5 per cent.
“Premier Weatherill has failed South Australia’s growing army of unemployed,” said Shadow Minister for Employment David Pisoni.
“The most concerning fact is these figures mirror the trending increase in South Australia’s unemployment rate over the last 27 months, now at 7.4 per cent, the highest rate of unemployment in Australia.
“Under Premier Weatherill, Labor have borrowed heavily and repeated deficits to “create jobs”, yet these latest statistics show that Labor’s strategy has only delivered more unemployed and fewer jobs.
“In fact, SA’s jobless rate has jumped from 5.2 per cent to 7.4 per cent since Mr Weatherill became Premier.”
“South Australia’s jobless rate has also risen from 4.8 per cent to 7.4 per cent since Labor made its 100,000 jobs promise.”
This week, in Parliament, Minister Gago confirmed Labor had broken yet another election promise stating that it was unlikely that they would deliver on their 100,000 new jobs promise.