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The Australian Labour Market and the Early Impact of COVID‐19: An Assessment

Jeff Borland and Andrew Charlton

Australian Economic Review, 2020, vol. 53, issue 3, 297-324

Abstract: From March to June 2020 was the most dramatic four months in the history of the Australian labour market. Never before has a such a substantial decrease in labour demand (and partial reversal) occurred so quickly. In this article, we present an overview of the early impact of COVID‐19: the main drivers it brought into play and the consequent labour market developments. Aggregate effects and how impacts differed by type of job and worker are described. We conclude with a brief review of the main government response to COVID‐19, the JobKeeper program.

Date: 2020
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