6160.0.55.001 - Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 11 July 2020 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/07/2020   
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Key Findings

Between the week ending 14 March 2020 (the week Australia recorded its 100th confirmed COVID-19 case) and the week ending 11 July 2020:

● Payroll jobs decreased by 5.6%
● Total wages decreased by 4.8%

Graph 1: Changes in payroll jobs and total wages indexed to the week ending 14 March 2020 (a)

Graph 1: Changes in payroll jobs and total wages indexed to the week ending 14 March 2020 (a)
(a) Care should be exercised when focusing on the most recent weekly movements in payroll jobs and wages. For more information, please see the Data Limitations and Related Revisions technical note.

Key COVID-19 dates leading up to the week ending 11 July 2020:

  • 22 March: Prime Minister announces Stage 2 lock down changes, which are progressively implemented
  • 30 March: Prime Minister announces JobKeeper program
  • 8 May: Initial payroll deadline for the JobKeeper program
  • 8 May: Prime Minister announces RoadMap to a COVIDSafe Australia
  • 1 July: Stay at Home restrictions commence for selected Melbourne postcodes
  • 8 July: Stay at Home restrictions commence for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

Key COVID-19 dates after the week ending 11 July 2020:
  • 12 July: Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package ceased
  • 20 July: Altered eligibility for JobKeeper payments for child care providers in place
  • 21 July: Prime Minister announces changes to and extension of JobKeeper program