South Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August remained steady at 5.7 per cent.
Today’s ABS unemployment figures for August indicate there is still a great deal of work to be done to provide South Australians with the employment opportunities they need and want,” said Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni.
“The Marshall Government was elected on an unashamedly pro-growth, pro-jobs platform and we are determined to deliver the policies necessary to generate long-term employment growth
“Today’s figures indicate that more hours are being worked which matches the surveys that indicate increased business confidence in South Australia.
“The Marshall Government’s payroll tax cuts, household tax cuts and $202 million Skilling South Australia initiative are designed to stimulate the state’s economy and deliver the future workforce South Australia needs to prosper.
“Today’s ABS jobs figures highlight the importance of the Labor Opposition supporting the Marshall Government’s first State Budget.
“The election of the Marshall Government has delivered a sharp increase in business confidence in South Australia, which is vital for ongoing jobs and economic growth.”