Number of Western Australian jobs exceeds pre-COVID levels

first_imgNumber of Western Australian jobs exceeds pre-COVID levels ABS payroll jobs data shows that the number of jobs in Western Australia is now higher than pre-COVID levels in mid-MarchWA is the only State where the number of jobs created now exceeds those lost due to the COVID-19 pandemicFurther signs that the Western Australian economy is roaring back to life and one of the best performing economies in the worldAustralian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows that the number of jobs in Western Australia now exceeds pre-COVID levels, another sign WA’s economy is roaring back to life.The data for the week ending November 28 showed the number of people in jobs was up 0.7 per cent compared to the week ending March 14, 2020, and the number of jobs in WA increased 0.4 per cent in the fortnight ending November 28.WA is the only State where the number of jobs gained now exceeds those lost due to the pandemic. Since the height of restrictions in April, 108 per cent of jobs lost have been recovered, which is the highest proportion of jobs recovered in the nation.Nationally, the number of jobs is still 2 per cent lower than pre-COVID levels, with Victoria 4.3 per cent lower and New South Wales down 1.7 per cent.Importantly, after women were disproportionately impacted by job losses due to COVID-19, the number of jobs for women is now 0.9 per cent higher than in mid-March. Furthermore, WA is the only State to have managed a complete recovery in the number of jobs performed by women.The payroll data highlights that WA is well and truly on track to meet Treasury’s forecast of 1 per cent employment growth this year as forecast in the 2020-21 Mid-year Review. WA’s economy is forecast to experience the strongest in employment and economic growth this year, while most other economies are expected to contract.The jobs data also aligns with job vacancy data from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, which were at the highest level in WA in almost 8 years, with almost 19,300 advertised vacancies in October.The payroll jobs data is based on Australian Taxation Office payroll information collected from businesses and bodes well for the ABS Labour Force survey for November to be released on Thursday.As stated by Treasurer Ben Wyatt:“The ABS payroll jobs data released today is further evidence of our economy roaring back to life.“It highlights the fact that WA’s economic recovery is leading the nation, with employment and economic growth predicted to be the strongest of States this year, while most other State economies contract.“The McGowan Government’s efforts to keep Western Australians safe and our economy strong has given businesses the confidence to invest and hire more workers.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ABS, Australia, Australian, Australian Taxation Office, covid-19, Economy, education, employment, Force, Government, New South Wales, statistics, survey, Victoria, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

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Betfred brings Sky Sports to its UK high-street shops

first_img EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 James Tweddle, Sky.Betfred has agreed a multi-year deal with Sky to show Sky Sports in all of its 1,360 UK high-street shops. The complete portfolio of seven Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports News HQ and Eurosport, has been available to customers in Betfred shops since 1 July.Mark Stebbings, Managing Director of Betfred Retail, said: “Exciting live sport and a great customer experience are at the heart of our brand, so it’s great news for Betfred customers that we’ll be bringing them live Sky Sports content in our high-street shops. Sky Sports will greatly enhance our in-house Channel Betfred TV and make live betting even more exciting.”James Tweddle, Sales Director of Sky Business, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Betfred to distribute our unrivalled schedule of live sport throughout their estate. We bring more of the sport that matters to betting customers, with 75% of Premier League matches exclusively live on Sky.“Sky Sports News HD also offers Betfred customers non-stop valuable information about live scores, team formations, injuries, form and more. We’re looking forward to strengthening this great new partnership over the coming years.”Betfred is distributing Sky Sports content across its entire estate of shops via the Betfred TV channel. During the new Football season, Sky Sports will show 126 live Premier League games including the brand new Friday night slot, alongside exclusive live coverage of the English Football League and EFL Cup, La Liga, SPFL and Scottish Cup including exclusive coverage of Celtic vs Rangers clashes. Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more