All references to "jobs" are referring to "filled jobs" unless otherwise specified. For information on the various measures of jobs (filled job, Labour Account main job and Labour Account secondary job), please refer to the Glossary in Methodology.
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(a) Change on preceding quarter, except for the last column which shows the change on corresponding quarter of the previous year.
Key COVID-19 dates
- January–March: Bushfires heavily impacted various regions across Australia. States of emergency were declared across New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
- 20 March: Australia's international borders closed to all non-citizens and non-residents.
- 21 March: Domestic travel restrictions began. Tasmania first state to require people entering to self-isolate for 14 days from arrival.
- 22 March: Prime Minister announced Stage 2 lock down changes, which were progressively implemented.
- 30 March: Prime Minister announced JobKeeper program.
- First week of May: JobKeeper payment from ATO commenced.
- Mid-May: Initial progressive easing of social distancing and trading restrictions commenced.
- July-August: Progressive stage 3 and 4 restrictions commenced for different parts of Victoria.
- July-September: State border restrictions frequently reviewed and progressively updated (tightened/relaxed).
- 28 September: JobKeeper extension (with modified eligibility test) commenced.
- October: Restrictions in Victoria progressively eased.
- 16 October: Travellers from New Zealand allowed to fly into Australia as part of the one-way quarantine-free travel bubble agreement.
- November-December: Alternation between re-impositions and easing of restrictions for various local government areas affected by local outbreaks in South Australia and New South Wales, and closing and reopening of various State and Territory borders.
- January-March: Alternation between re-impositions and easing of restrictions for various local government areas affected by local outbreaks in New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria, and closing and reopening of various State and Territory borders. Continuation of the one-way quarantine-free travel bubble for travellers flying into Australia from New Zealand. Some temporary suspensions were put in place during the quarter due to localised COVID-19 outbreaks.
- 11 March: Prime Minister announced the $1.2 billion Tourism Aviation Network Support package.
- 28 March: JobKeeper program ended.
- 19 April: 2-way Australia/New Zealand travel bubble commenced
- From late April: State border and COVID-19 restrictions were frequently reviewed and updated to contain COVID-19 outbreaks in New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Victoria.
- Late May-June - Temporary disruption to quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia.