LOCAL women have found themselves more likely to lose their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic than men, after new statistics revealed 500 females lost employment last month.
MORE than 16,000 people are now on social welfare payments in the Playford Council region as the COVID-19 pandemic sees thousands in the north join the unemployment line.
MEMBER for Spence Nick Champion wants to see the Newstart allowance permanently increased to the current JobSeeker rate, after it was revealed his seat was receiving the highest amount of unemployment benefits in Australia.
AFTER more than two years of living on social welfare payments, Munno Para West woman Rita McDonald says she has recently rediscovered what being “human” feels like.
LOCAL unemployment has risen once again, with new figures showing around 1000 people lost their job last month.
MORE than $11 million will be taken out of the local economy if the Federal Government’s declines to extend its Job Seeker payment, according to a local MP.
THE Gawler region is bracing for another jump to the local jobless rate, after South Australia became the state with the worst unemployment numbers in the country last week.
AROUND 500 people became unemployed in the north last month, as the region’s unemployment figures once again climbed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.