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Payroll jobs take a hit in NSW, VIC and ACT

The most recent monthly Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia release contains the full suite of payroll jobs and wages estimates up to the week ending 14 August 2021. It will be next updated on Thursday 7 October 2021 with estimates up to the week ending 11 September 2021.

Key statistics Payroll jobs:

  • down 1.3% in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021
  • down 0.4% in the previous fortnight (to 14 August 2021)

This interim release presents an updated suite of high-level payroll job indexes, including Australia and each state and territory, up to the week ending 28 August 2021.

National, state and territory

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All geographical areas in this release represent the residential address of the jobholder.

– New South Wales (-1.6%)
– Victoria (-2.8%)
– Queensland (0.3%)
– South Australia (0.3%)
– Western Australia (-0.1%)
– Tasmania (-0.7%)
– Northern Territory (-0.4%)
– Australian Capital Territory (-7.1%)

Region Percentage change
New South Wales -1.6
Victoria -2.8
Queensland 0.3
South Australia 0.3
Western Australia -0.1
Tasmania -0.7
Northern Territory -0.4
Australian Capital Territory -7.1

Largest changes in payroll jobs in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021:

  • Australian Capital Territory, down 7.1%
  • Victoria, down 2.8%
  • New South Wales, down 1.6%
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Largest shares of fall in payroll jobs in the fortnight up to 28 August 2021:

  • Victoria, with 54.4% of total losses
  • New South Wales, with 34.2% of total losses
  • Australian Capital Territory, with 9.3% of total losses

The distribution of payroll jobs by state and territory is detailed further in the monthly release.

Percentage change in payroll jobs, by state and territory
In the fortnight since 14 August 2021 In the month since 31 July 2021 In the year since 29 August 2020
New South Wales -1.6% -2.6% -6.2%
Victoria -2.8% -3.2% 3.6%
Queensland 0.3% -0.4% 3.9%
South Australia 0.3% 2.5% 5.1%
Western Australia -0.1% 0.2% 5.2%
Tasmania -0.7% -1.1% 3.3%
Northern Territory -0.4% 0.0% 6.6%
Australian Capital Territory -7.1% -7.6% -4.9%
Australia -1.3% -1.7% 0.6%
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