New Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data has revealed the horrific impact of the recession on hundreds of thousands of Australian workers with 835,000 jobs lost since the worst of the virus hit.
The Federal Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann, said many thousands of people living in Ipswich, Somerset Region and Karana Downs region are in danger of being left out and left behind by the Morrison Government’s botched roll-out of the JobKeeper program and mixed messaging on the future of payments like JobSeeker.
“With the labour market in turmoil, it is difficult to imagine how these Australians will ‘snap back’ to work by the Prime Minister’s September deadline,” said Mr Neumann.
The ABS highlighted that the unemployment rate would be as high as 11.3 per cent had 623,600 people not dropped out of the labour force.
The ABS also released the following damming statistics:
Mr Neumann said now is time for the Morrison Government to be uniting Australians
“Australians have worked together to combat the virus, but more work must be done by the Morrison Government to ensure the hardest-hit Australians are not left out and left behind in the recovery,” said Mr Neumann.