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

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

  • Payroll jobs: Those worked by females decreased by 6.5% and those worked by males decreased by 5.8%
  • Total wages: Payments to males decreased by 8.2% and payments to females decreased by 3.4%

Between the week ending 6 June 2020 and the week ending 13 June 2020:
  • Payroll jobs: Those worked by males increased by 0.1% and those worked by females decrease by 0.1%
  • Total wages payments to males showed the largest change

Table 1: Changes by Sex (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

Males
0.1%
-5.8%
0.3%
-8.2%
Females
-0.1%
-6.5%
0.1%
-3.4%

All persons
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.

Graph 1: Change in payroll jobs by sex since 14 March 2020

Graph 1: Change in payroll jobs by sex since 14 March 2020