South Australian Unemployment Rates Surge

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More than 4000 South Aussies have lost their job since the Marshall Liberal Government was elected last year.

That’s according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week.

The unemployment rate currently sits at 5.9 percent -- with 13.2 percent of youths jobless.

Shadow Minister for Employment Tom Koutsantonis says South Australia continues to lag behind the national trend.

Port Pirie Mayor Leon Stephens says regional councils are doing what they can to provide jobs.

“Anything with a high unemployment rate around most of the regional councils and that sort of stuff is very, very significant to us to worry about but it's also a two-way street,” he said.

“People who are involved with that really need to commit and when you commit you will actually get a job at the end of it.”

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