SA jobless rate jumps to 6.0 per cent

South Australia's unemployment rate has risen again after falling late last year.

SA's jobless rate stands at 6.0 per cent for January, up from 5.9 per cent in December, with the national average sitting at 5.5 per cent, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday.

Employment Minister Kyam Maher said the results showed there was more work to be done.

"We are investing in the jobs of the future to create more jobs in areas like advanced manufacturing, food, wine and tourism, games development and health industries," Mr Maher said in a statement.

Opposition employment spokesman Corey Wingard said the figures showed Labor lacked ideas to grow the economy.

"No matter which way you look at it, unemployment is up in SA, and the government that has presided over this situation for 16 years has no answers to our state's unemployment woes," Mr Wingard said.

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