In this release: early September
This release includes larger than usual revisions for the period between late August and mid-September. This reflects larger than usual variability in Single Touch Payroll reporting over this period, with more complete data now available.
Prior to this release, the ABS applied a temporary smoothing treatment across this period while additional quality assurance work was undertaken. This treatment has now been removed, resulting in larger than usual levels of revision, particularly in early September. These revisions are larger in states and territories where lockdowns occurred.
In the next monthly release
The next Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia release will include an update to the employer characteristics of jobs. This will result in additional one-off revisions in indexes of employer characteristics (industry, employment size, sector), particularly during 2021. Further detail is provided in Upcoming revisions in employer characteristics.