How filled jobs in Australia recovered during March, June quarters

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How filled jobs in Australia recovered during March, June quarters

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 How filled jobs in Australia recovered during March, June quarters

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Summary

  • The Australian economy regained nearly seven of 10 filled jobs lost during the March and June quarters.
  • The filled jobs rose by 2.9 per cent in the December quarter 2020, the data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday revealed.
  • The filled jobs increased by 403,700 over the December quarter and there were 14.2 million filled jobs, up from a low of 13.6 million in the June quarter. 

A news that can bring smile to the faces of jobseekers, the Australian economy regained nearly seven of 10 filled jobs lost during the March and June quarters. The filled jobs rose by 2.9 per cent in the December quarter 2020, the data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday revealed.

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Commenting on the data, Bjorn Jarvis, head of Labour Statistics at the ABS, said that the filled jobs had increased by 403,700 over the December quarter and there were 14.2 million filled jobs, up from a low of 13.6 million in the June quarter. 

Growth across industries

The filled jobs witnessed growth in nearly all industries in the December quarter. The Health Care and Social Assistance industry reported the largest quarterly increase of 6.2 per cent. The industry grew to an all-time high of over 2 million filled jobs and jumped by 6.8 per cent over the year. However, in 13 of the 19 industries, the filled jobs remained lower than the levels seen last year, the data also showed.

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Faster growth in secondary jobs

Nearly 6 per cent of the employed pursued more than one job in the December quarter, slightly higher from 5.7 per cent in the September quarter. It represented faster growth (8.3 per cent) in secondary jobs, against the jobs worked by people as their main job (2.5 per cent).

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Meanwhile, payroll jobs in the middle of February were 0.5 per cent lower than the corresponding period last year. Payroll jobs in mid-February 2021 stood 1.3 per cent below the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

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