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Exposed: the true scope of lockdown unemployment

27 May 2020

5:34 PM

27 May 2020

5:34 PM

The official unemployment rate released by the ABS hides the true impact of the lockdown measures on the economy and employment. In addition to the 823 thousand unemployed, there are 1.26 million Australians who have been forced out of work since March following the lockdown that are not included in the unemployment rate. 

The unemployment rate for April jumped to 6.2

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