Tasmania has more job opportunities than SA

Following the announcement of 20 job losses at Mount Gambier company, Be-Ray Cabinets, South Australia has once again recorded the worst newspaper job advertisements of all states and territories in Australia over the last 12 months.

According to the latest ANZ jobs data released today, there were 184 jobs advertised in South Australia per week on average last month, compared to 193 in Tasmania – a state with just one third of South Australia’s population.

The ANZ Jobs Ads Report identifies South Australia’s performance as being “very weak”.

Over the last year, the number of newspaper job advertisements in South Australia dropped by more than half – the largest drop of all states and territories.

In November 7,800 South Australians lost their full-time job. Unemployment queues have actually grown by more than 16,000 since Labor promised to create 100,000 new jobs five years ago.

“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.”