SA has the worst job vacancies in the country

South Australia recorded the worst job vacancies of all states and territories in the November 2014 quarter, according to ABS data released today.

The number of job vacancies in South Australia fell by nearly 6 per cent in the November quarter, while job vacancies increased nationally by nearly 3 per cent.

There are now 5,000 fewer job vacancies than when Labor promised to create 100,000 new jobs five years ago.

This ABS data follows ANZ data released earlier this week which also found that South Australia recorded the worst newspaper job advertisements of all states and territories in Australia over the last 12 months.

The ANZ Jobs Ads Report identified South Australia’s performance as being “very weak”. “As South Australia continues to experience a dangerous jobs crisis, we are slipping even further behind the rest of the country,” said Shadow Employment Minister David Pisoni.

“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.

“To create jobs in South Australia we need to lower taxes and reduce red tape to encourage business investment and economic growth. “Right now, the Weatherill Labor Government is not doing enough to create jobs in South Australia.”