The unemployment rate has decreased in the Riverland, underscoring strong jobs growth across Australia.

The unemployment rate across the Riverland decreased from 6.4 per cent to 4.9 per cent in the 12 months to June 2018, according to the latest Small Area Labour Markets publication.

The figures come as more than 1.1 million jobs have been created since the Liberal and Nationals Government came into office in 2013.

There are more Australians in work than ever before, and more Australians in full-time work than ever before.

“Without a strong economy, Australia won’t have the capacity to deliver the jobs and opportunities we need. I’m pleased to see that the benefits are flowing through to our community,” Mr Pasin said.

“Our plan for a stronger economy is working, but there is more work to do.

“In contrast, Labor doesn’t have a plan to manage Australia’s economy, only a plan for $200 billion worth of higher taxes which would hurt our economy and leave Australians worse off.”

Note: “Riverland” indicates an area including local government areas of The District Council of Loxton Waikerie, Renmark Paringa Council, Berri Barmera Council and the Mid-Murray Council

JUNE 2017 (%) JUNE 2018 (%)
DC Loxton Waikerie 5 3.8
Renmark Paringa Council 7 5.1
Berri Barmera Council 7.9 6.2
Mid-Murray Council 5.8 4.5