Fleurieu & Murray Mallee Hardest Hit by Worker Shortages

September 14, 2023 7:04 am in by
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The Fleurieu Peninsula and Murray Mallee regions are among the worst in the nation for jobs available to those who want the work.

The Institute of Public Affairs has today released a geographic analysis of worker shortages across Australia, measuring the severity of worker shortages across 35 geographic zones.

The ‘Job Vacancy Crunch Rate’ shows for every one hundred people eligible for work in the regions, just under two jobs exist.

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Saxon Davidson from the IPA said it’s vital to help those looking for work locally.

“Critical industries across regional Australia are being hit the hardest by Australia’s unprecedented
worker shortage, yet our city-based political leaders continue to act as if the problem does not exist,”
said Saxon Davidson.

To see the IPA’s research and view the map, click here.