ABS payroll data: Victoria worst hit in August

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The latest ABS release on payroll, jobs and wages measures the change in jobs and wages over the fortnight 8-22 August 2020.

  • Payroll jobs fell in Victoria by 0.7 per cent, in contrast to all other states and territories that experienced increases in jobs, as measured by payroll systems.
  • This reflects ‘second wave lockdown’ conditions in Victoria during August.
  • From mid-March to August 22, Victoria has experienced the greatest decline in payroll jobs, a 7.9 per cent fall. Well above the national average of 4.2 per cent.
  • Victoria also experienced the greatest decline in wages since mid-March, falling by 6.2 per cent. The national average was a 5.2 per cent decline.
Payroll jobs Payroll wages
Change between 8 August and 22 August Change between 14 March and 22 August Change between 8 August and 22 August Change between 14 March and 22 August
New South Wales 0.70% -3.20% 0.40% -5.60%
Victoria -0.70% -7.90% -0.60% -6.20%
Queensland 0.30% -3.20% 0.20% -4.20%
South Australia 1.10% -2.80% 0.80% -2.90%
Western Australia 0.70% -1.00% 1.20% -5.40%
Tasmania 1.30% -4.10% 1.00% -4.40%
Northern Territory 0.30% -1.10% 1.30% -0.20%
Australian Capital Territory 0.10% -4.00% -1.00% -3.50%
Australia 0.30% -4.20% 0.20% -5.20%

 

 

 

 

By |2020-09-08T14:43:06+10:00September 8th, 2020|COVID-19, Local Government, News|

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