6160.0.55.001 - Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 4 April 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 4 April 2020:

  • Employee jobs decreased by 6.0%
  • Total wages paid decreased by 6.7%

Graph 1: Changes in employee jobs and total wages indexed to the week ending 14 March 2020
Graph 1: Changes in employee jobs and total wages indexed to the week ending 14 March 2020
Between the week ending 28 March 2020 and the week ending 4 April 2020:
  • Employee jobs decreased by 5.5%, compared to a decrease of 0.5% in the previous week
  • Total wages paid decreased by 5.1%, compared to a decrease of 1.3% in the previous week