ANZ Job Ads data released today has revealed that South Australia has recorded the worst performance of all states and territories in Australia on Premier Weatherill’s watch.
In the month of July, South Australia experienced a drop of 18.4 per cent in the number of weekly newspaper job ads in seasonally adjusted terms.
In the 12 months to July, the number of weekly newspaper job ads fell by a staggering 57.6 per cent.
In both trend and seasonally adjusted figures, South Australia recorded the worst performance for the month of July 2014 and the year to July 2014 of all states and territories in the nation.
“Premier Jay Weatherill must explain why Labor has delivered the worst job opportunities in Australia after 12 years of his Government,” said Shadow Employment Minister David Pisoni.
“It doesn’t matter what data set you look at – South Australia has recorded declines in every category.
“Today’s figures confirm the extent of South Australia’s deepening employment crisis on Premier Weatherill’s watch.
“In June, South Australia’s 7.4 per cent unemployment rate was the highest in Australia and South Australia’s highest since 2001.
“It is clear that South Australian businesses have no confidence in this Labor Government and jobseekers are paying the price.
“Under the Weatherill Labor Government, South Australia has the highest taxes in the nation, the worst performing workers’ compensation scheme in the nation and low consumer and business confidence.
“The Weatherill Labor Government simply fails to understand the need to create an environment that encourages and supports business growth in our state.
“After 12 years of Labor, South Australians deserve better.”