Posted on 31/03/2023 by Caitlin Ielasi
South Australia's job market is booming and there are nearly 20,000 more people in work now than at last year's state election.
South Australia's labour market is continuing to break records with more people in work than ever before. The latest Labour Force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for January 2023 shows that a record 927,900 South Australians are now employed, up 4,200 from the previous month, in seasonally adjusted terms. This represents a total employment growth of 3.3 per cent throughout the year, which exceeds the national average of 3.0 per cent.
It's also positive to note that over half of the increase in total employment came from full-time jobs, with 610,900 South Australians now employed full-time, up 2,400 from the previous month. This means there are almost 20,000 more South Australians in work than at the time of the state election in March 2022, with nearly 13,000 of these additional jobs being full-time.
The fact that more people are finding work is a positive indicator of a thriving economy and can have a ripple effect throughout the local community. This growth in employment opportunities can also attract new businesses and investors to the region, contributing to its overall economic development.