The latest ABS Labour Force stats for September released today show that the trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.6 per cent while the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 per cent.
“Today’s figures again show that the South Australian economy is robust and growing, as business confidence and consumer confidence in SA remains strong, but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” said Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni.
“The Marshall Government remains focused on lowering costs for businesses and households, and delivering policy settings that encourage industry to invest and create more jobs.
“Payroll tax cuts for small business, ESL savings for households, and the $202 million Skilling South Australia initiative are all geared towards growing our economy and ensuring more jobs can be created across South Australia.
“While the trend unemployment rate is the third lowest of all states, we are not satisfied and will continue to work with SA industry to ensure the level of employment in our state continues to grow, so that we can retain our young people and attract investment from interstate and overseas.
“It’s disappointing that the Labor Opposition is not supporting the Marshall Government’s shop trading deregulation legislation which would result in greater job opportunities in the retail and services sectors here in SA.
“We remain steadfast in implementing our policy agenda to lower costs, create more jobs and deliver better services for all South Australians.”