Federal Government data released today has revealed that South Australia recorded the lowest growth in online job vacancies of all states over the past 12 months.
South Australia only recorded a 1.6 per cent increase in online job vacancies in the 12 months to October 2014, compared to a 19.6 per cent increase for NSW, an 11.3 per cent increase for Victoria, an 11.2 per cent increase for WA and a 4 per cent increase for Queensland.
Even the ACT recorded an increase of 18.4 per cent!
The data revealed that Adelaide also recorded the lowest growth in internet job vacancies of all state capital cities within the past year.
“The lack of job vacancies in South Australia compared to other states is another worrying sign for the South Australian economy,” said Shadow Employment Minister David Pisoni.
“The Weatherill Labor Government needs to reduce the costs of doing business in South Australia, cut red tape and place a greater focus on exports to increase job opportunities.
“Improving business conditions is the only sustainable means of growing South Australia’s stagnant jobs market.
“The State Liberals highlighted these points during the recent State Election campaign, but Labor has failed to take any action.
“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.”