RISING unemployment in the Adelaide-North region, including Gawler, is being matched by record numbers of jobs being created, according to one Liberal minister.
UNEMPLOYMENT rates in Adelaide’s north rose by 0.2 per cent in August, slightly less than the 0.4 per cent increase seen across South Australia collectively.
SOUTH Australia’s nation-topping unemployment rate of 7.3 per cent has been garnering statewide attention since being revealed last week, but the figure in Adelaide’s north – including Gawler – is still higher.
THE St Vincent de Paul Gawler conference has seen a sharp uptake in its services in the past three months, correlating with a spike in South Australia’s unemployment rate.
UNEMPLOYMENT affects more than just an individual’s financial position, with Regional Development Australia (RDA) Barossa now focusing on supporting people through the mental health impacts of being jobless.