Victorian work was damaged by the latest snap lockdown imposed by the state government to control the coronavirus infection at the beginning of the month.
Employment in the second most populous state fell 2.1% in the two weeks to June 5, according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics salary statistics.
Nationally, salary jobs fell 0.9% and the Northern Territory was the only jurisdiction to report an increase in employment.
Bjorn Jarvis, head of labor statistics at ABS, said the latest data overlapped with the first nine days of the Victorian and Melbourne blockade, with falls recorded in all industries.
“Almost every industry in Victoria saw a decline in salary jobs during this period, with the largest decline in the accommodation and food service industry, and the arts and recreation services industry,” he said.
“Each blockage sees a decline in salary jobs in the accommodation and food service industries, reflecting the impact of restrictions on the industry.”
Victoria’s accommodation and food service industry reported a 10.2% plunge, while arts and recreation jobs plummeted 8% in two weeks.
Jarvis said domestic border closures are also affecting sectors such as tourism in other states.
“In general, salary employment declines most in closed states or territories, but restrictions affecting interstate travel also reduce salary employment in accommodation and food service industries in other states and territories. It could contribute, “he said.
All states and territories that have witnessed work fall into the accommodation and food sector.
New salary data show that the recent blockade in Victoria has hurt the number of jobs
Source link New salary data show that the recent blockade in Victoria has hurt the number of jobs