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Employment fell by more than 220,000 people in May

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More than 220,000 Australians lost their jobs between April and May as coronavirus restrictions strangled the nation’s economy.

More than 220,000 Australians lost their jobs between April and May as coronavirus restrictions strangled the nation's economy.

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows seasonally adjusted employment decreased by 227,700 people in May.

Those figures added to the tally of 600,000 people in April – bringing the total fall in employment to 835,000 people since March.

The unemployment rate has gone down slightly in February.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/abs-employment-statistics-coronavirus-decrease-by-227700-people-in-may/7317bba2-9d03-4605-9332-4aba713f89b0

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