6160.0.55.001 - Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 13 June 2020  
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JOBS AND WAGES BY STATE AND TERRITORY

Since the week ending 14 March 2020 (the week Australia recorded its 100th confirmed COVID-19 case) the largest changes were:

  • Payroll jobs: Victoria decreased by 7.6% and Tasmania decreased by 7.3%
  • Total wages: New South Wales decreased by 7.6% and Western Australia decreased by 7.3%

Between the week ending 6 June 2020 and the week ending 13 June 2020, the largest changes were:
  • Payroll jobs: Australian Capital Territory decreased by 0.8% and Western Australia increased by 0.7%
  • The largest change in total wages were in the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia

Table 1: Percentage changes by States and Territories (a)

Change in payroll jobs
between 6 June and 13 June
Change in payroll jobs
between 14 March and 13 June
Change in total wages
between 6 June and 13 June
Change in total wages
between 14 March and 13 June

NSW
-0.3%
-6.1%
-0.3%
-7.6%
Vic.
-0.2%
-7.6%
0.1%
-5.8%
Qld
0.3%
-6.3%
1.0%
-4.9%
SA
0.4%
-5.7%
1.1%
-4.4%
WA
0.7%
-4.4%
0.6%
-7.3%
Tas.
0.0%
-7.3%
-0.2%
-6.5%
NT
-0.3%
-4.7%
0.3%
-3.6%
ACT
-0.8%
-6.2%
-1.4%
-4.8%

Australia
0.0%
-6.4%
0.2%
-6.3%

(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.