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Payroll jobs and wages fell in the weeks after JobKeeper ended – Sydney Morning Herald

Smaller businesses recorded the biggest hit to staffing levels as payroll jobs and wages fell after the end of the government’s $90 billion wage subsidy scheme.

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Payroll jobs and wages fell following the end of the federal governments $90 billion wage subsidy scheme with smaller businesses recording the biggest hit to staffing levels.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data released on Tuesday shows there were 1.5 per cent fewer payroll jobs for the fortnight to May 8 than at the end of March, when JobKeeper came to an end. However, the May jobs result was 1.5 per cent above pre-pandemic levels.
JobKeeper was introduced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic…

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