Labor’s poor jobs performance continues

The latest ANZ Job Ads data released today has revealed more bad news for South Australian jobs.

In the past 12 months, the number of SA weekly newspaper job ads fell by a staggering 57 per cent.

In the month of October 2014 alone, the number of SA weekly newspaper job ads fell by almost 9 per cent.

Even the Northern Territory, with a population of approximately 243,000, recorded a 5.7 per cent increase in job ads for October 2014 and an increase of 19.2 per cent in the past 12 months.

This latest data confirms the extent of South Australia’s deepening employment crisis on Premier Weatherill’s watch,” said Shadow Employment Minister David Pisoni.

“As South Australia continues to experience a dangerous jobs crisis, we are in grave danger of slipping even further behind the rest of the country.

“To create jobs in South Australia we need to lower taxes and reduce red tape to encourage business investment and economic growth.

“The State Liberals highlighted these points during the recent State Election campaign, but Labor has failed to take any action.

“This news will also be of cold comfort to southern suburbs residents in Fisher, where unemployment increased from 5.4 per cent in September 2013 to 6.5 per cent in September 2014.

“Unless we improve business conditions in South Australia by lowering taxes, reducing red tape and encouraging export growth, South Australian businesses will continue to struggle.”