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Australian total payroll jobs fall 1.1% between mid-June and mid-July

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Australian employment fell 1.1 per cent between mid-June and mid-July, weekly data showed on Tuesday, with the biggest lost suffered in the second most populous state of Victoria which is seeing a fresh wave of coronavirus infections.

[SYDNEY] Australian employment fell 1.1 per cent between mid-June and mid-July, weekly data showed on Tuesday, with the biggest lost suffered in the second most populous state of Victoria which is seeing a fresh wave of coronavirus infections.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) said total payroll jobs decreased 2.2 per cent in Victoria as additional Covid-19 restrictions were re-introduced.

Nationally, payroll jobs are 5.6 per cent below mid-March levels, when Australia recorded its 100th confirmed Covid-19 case forcing it to introduce strict mobility restrictions.

REUTERS

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