Jobs crisis in Southern Adelaide continues on Weatherill’s watch

Southern Adelaide’s jobs crisis has continued on Premier Weatherill’s watch, with 21,300 jobs lost in the region in the past 12 months.

The jobless rate jumped from 4.2 per cent to a staggering 7.9 per cent during this period.

This follows ABS data released last week that revealed the number of jobless South Australians has now increased by 33 per cent since the Weatherill Labor Government promised to create 100,000 new jobs.

This is the worst performance in the nation during this period – even worse than Tasmania.

“This latest data for the Southern Adelaide region is extremely concerning,” said Shadow Employment Minister David Pisoni.

“The Weatherill Labor Government must do more to support job growth, not only in the Southern Adelaide region, but across South Australia.

“For 12 years, the Weatherill Labor Government has failed to create an environment that encourages and supports business growth in South Australia.

“South Australia is suffering under the highest taxes in the nation, the worst performing workers’ compensation scheme in the nation and the worst small business conditions and small business confidence in the nation.

“The State Liberals understand the pressures facing South Australian families and businesses – the Weatherill Labor Government does not.

“After 12 years of Mr Weatherill and Labor, South Australians deserve better.”