Recovery in employment and hours continues in November

Seasonally adjusted employment increased by 90,000 people (0.7 per cent) between October and November, and hours worked by 2.5 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Bjorn Jarvis, head of labour statistics at the ABS, said this latest data showed an ongoing strengthening in Victoria’s labour market. “Employment in Victoria increased by 74,000 people in November, following last month’s increase of 82,000 people,” Mr Jarvis said. “Hours worked in Victoria also recovered strongly again, increasing by 5.2 per cent, following an increase of 5.6 per cent in October. “The gap between … (full story)

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