State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall has today announced an emergency Jobs Stimulus Package to start fixing South Australia’s dire unemployment situation.
The decision by TAFE SA to cut its Certificate lll Jewellery Manufacturing course despite being the sole provider under the Weatherill Government’s WorkReady program will hurt the local jewellery industry and cut jobs for young South Australians.
The loss of up to 30 jobs from the Kilburn manufacturer Korvest is another warning that the Weatherill Government needs to bring down an emergency mini-budget to deal with South Australia’s escalating unemployment crisis.
CommSec’s latest State of the States Report for the October 2015 quarter has highlighted the need for the Weatherill Labor Government to immediately bring forward job-creation measures to stimulate South Australia’s economy.
Today’s Australian Government Department of Employment labour force figures show that unemployment in South Australia has sky rocketed by 23.2 per cent in the past 12 months, with 13,100 people joining unemployment lines in that time.
Yesterday’s ABS labour force figures show that the percentage of South Australians in the workforce has fallen to just 57.3 per cent, the lowest figure since January 2003.
South Australia’s unemployment crisis continues unabated with the latest ABS seasonally adjusted data showing the loss of 8,400 jobs in the month of September.
The latest job losses at SANTOS has increased pressure on Mineral, Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis to justify his promise to create 5000 jobs in the mining sector by 2017.
In another worrying sign for job seekers, South Australia has recorded the largest fall in the number of online job vacancies for the past 12 months in Australia.
The latest Labour Force data has revealed that there are now 20,000 unemployed people in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.