Australia unemployment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Australia unemployment


Australian unemployment hits 2-decade high

Jun 18, 2020 - 8:35 PM

Australia's unemployment rate jumps to 7.1% as 227,700 jobs are lost in May 2020

ECONOMIC SLUMP. A man walks through a deserted part of Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market in Australia on May 5, 2020. Photo by William West/AFP

Nearly 600,000 Australians lose jobs as virus lockdown bites

May 14, 2020 - 2:30 PM

'A very tough day. Terribly shocking, although not unanticipated,' says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as unemployment figures are released

A general view shows a near-deserted street in the central business district as people stay home due to COVID-19 novel coronavirus restrictions in Sydney on May 14, 2020. - New South Wales state will relax public gathering and business COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions from May 15. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)

Australian unemployment rate to double as virus hammers economy

Apr 14, 2020 - 4:05 PM

The doubling in the unemployment rate would see an estimated 1.4 million people out of work in Australia

People queue outside a benefits payment centre in Sydney on March 23, 2020. - With the imminent closure of pubs, restaurants, cafes and entertainment venues in Sydney, large queues formed outside Australian unemployment benefit offices as online services crashed as the prime minister warned the coronavirus pandemic would cause an economic crisis akin to the Great Depression. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP)