This is from last july 2014.
South Australia’s job figures have thrust it into a special place – the worst in the nation and with little or no prospect of change.
For the families of 64,500 unemployed, it makes for a dark and cold winter.
Blaming international currency trends, federal Budget cuts or statistical anomalies doesn’t wash either when the official figures show that every other state is doing better than SA.
Reflecting on June’s unemployment figures, leading economic analyst Michael O’Neil said “the medium to longer-term outlook is in our hands” while the short-term reality of the unemployment rate shows SA is in need of immediate stimulus.
O’Neil and his Adelaide University-based think tank, the SA Centre for Economic Studies, have been warning about structural deficiencies in the local economy for several years.
The State Government, meanwhile, points to the prospect of some new shops opening in Kilburn as an example of job creation...........................