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Staff absent in 22% of businesses due to COVID-19

More than one in five (22 per cent) employing businesses had staff who were unavailable to work due to issues related to COVID-19, according to results released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

ABS Head of Industry Statistics, John Shepherd, said: “Large businesses were three times as likely to report these absences (65 per cent) compared to small businesses (20 per cent).”

“For businesses with staff absent, the most common reasons for this were self-isolation or quarantine requirements (82 per cent) and staff having COVID-19 symptoms or illness ( 73 per cent).”

The results showed, almost half of all businesses experienced supply chain disruptions in January 2022 (47 per cent).

“In January 2022, more businesses were impacted by supply chain disruptions compared to April 2021, where 30 per cent of businesses experienced supply chain issues,” Mr Shepherd said.

In January 2022, half of businesses with supply chain disruptions responded by changing ordering processes (50 per cent). The second most common response to the disruptions was for the business to increase the price of their goods or services (42 per cent).

Data was collected between 27 January and 4 February.

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