Recovery in Payroll Jobs Increased in May

  • Jun 16, 2020 AEST
  • Team Kalkine

As per weekly payroll figures from ABS, total payroll jobs increased by 1% in May. Some highlights include:

  • Total Payroll job losses recovered to 7.5% in May end from the peak of 8.9% in mid-April
  • Number of Payroll jobs rose by 0.4% from 23 May to 30 May while total wages paid rose 0.7%
  • Payroll jobs in accommodation and food services industry rose 5% in May
  • Payroll jobs worked by females rose 1.4% in contrast to 0.4% for males

The analysis reflected that the jobs worked by multiple job holders were strongly overrepresented in job losses. About 29% of job losses since mid-March were formerly worked by people as a secondary job.


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