The latest statistics from the Australian Bureau Of Statistics shows that Western Australia is leading the nation on job recovery.
Payroll data from ABS published today showing 62% jobs lost in WA by late April are recovered by 11th, July, 2020.
WA also has the lowest jobs decline at 3.1%, while the national average os 5.6% since the 14th, March, 2020 as Australia reached its 100th COVID-19 cases.
The State Government says the latest numbers show the positive impacts of lifting restrictions in WA, with hardest hit industries such as hospitality, arts, recreation services and accommodation have improved significantly.
The latest data includes the period of time since the lifting of Phase 4 restrictions from the 27th, June, 2020, which include the lifting of social gatherings, removal of mandatory sitting during service within restaurants and pubs, and the permission of unseated performance in live music venues and bars.
Meanwhile, many women and young people in the workforce have recovered after their jobs were strongly hit by the restrictions according to the McGowan Governent.
WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt says the data published today is “an encouraging sign” and the current instate borders are working well to protect the economy and citizens.
“Today’s ABS payroll jobs data is an encouraging sign that the jobs displaced due to the COVID-19 restrictions continue to be recovered,” he said.
“This is in line with other indicators such as job advertisements, which had almost returned to pre-COVID levels.”
“Western Australia’s hard border has allowed the Western Australian economy to open up faster than any other State, allowing businesses to restart and people to get back to work sooner.”
“The McGowan Government is working hard to ensure that all jobs lost due to COVID-19 are recovered, as well as creating thousands more.”
“Our unprecedented $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan will help to drive our economic and social recovery and create a pipeline of jobs and opportunities for local businesses.”
Since the beginning of this week, the McGowan Government has been announcing it’s $5.5 billion Recovery Plan to restart WA’s economy, which includes major investments including the environment and tertiary education such as TAFE.
The number of jobs in WA has increased by 22,000 in WA according to ABS Labour Force data last month, the second highest monthly job rise figure since March 1993.