6160.0.55.001 - Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 13 June 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 13 June 2020:

  • Payroll jobs decreased by 6.4%
  • Total wages paid decreased by 6.3%

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

Graph 1: Change in payroll jobs and total wages indexed to the week ending 14 March 2020
(a) Wages data are more sensitive to period-to-period changes in reporting than jobs data and are therefore subject to greater revisions over time. They are also subject to a greater degree of seasonality. Please refer to the Explanatory Notes for further information.

Between the week ending 6 June 2020 and the week ending 13 June 2020:
  • Payroll jobs showed no change (0.0%), compared to an increase of 0.2% in the previous week
  • Total wages paid increased by 0.2%, compared to a increase of 0.3% in the previous week

Key COVID-19 dates:
  • 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