Payroll jobs continue gradual recovery: Australia

Payroll jobs rose 0.4 per cent across the fortnight to 28 November, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

Bjorn Jarvis, head of Labour Statistics at the ABS, said: “More than three quarters (76 per cent) of payroll jobs lost to mid-April had been regained by the end of November, however they remained 2.0 per cent lower than mid-March.”

“Nationally, payroll jobs rose in both the Accommodation and food services (1.2 per cent) and Arts and recreation services (0.4 per cent) industries across the fortnight to 28 November.

“In South Australia payroll jobs in these industries fell over the period, by 4.0 per cent and 7.0 per cent, which also coincided with the brief reintroduction of additional COVID-19 restrictions.

“Across the fortnight to 28 November, the largest increases in payroll jobs within states and territories were seen in Tasmania (1.1 per cent), New South Wales (0.6 per cent), Victoria (0.4 per cent) and Western Australia (0.4 per cent).”

“By the end of November, the variation in payroll jobs lost since 14 March has narrowed across states and territories.”

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