Total full time employment hasn't increased in South Australia since 2007, while Adelaide's unemployment rate hit an alarming 8 per cent in February.
The small areas labour market figures for December 2015 showed that the unemployment rate in Elizabeth is out of control, rising yet further over every quarter of 2015 to hit a seriously depressing 33.6 per cent.
Davoren Park is following the same trajectory and now has an unemployment rate of well over 20 per cent, while the unemployment rate in Elizabeth north rose above 24 per cent.
It goes without saying that something needs to be done about this.
Possibly the weakest performing labour market in New South Wales was Cessnock, where the unemployment rate increased through 2015 to 17.4 per cent, with youth unemployment has remained a concern.