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Canberra job seeker uses Coronavirus Supplement to invest in health

The Coronavirus Supplement allowed Tiffany Lee to break out of a ten-year "cycle of hopelessness" and improve her health.

JobSeeker cuts to impact over 1,000 Canberra jobs

Cutting the JobSeeker rate on 25 September could result in a loss of up to 1,120 full-time equivalent jobs in Canberra, according to a recent study.

Australia enters first recession since 1991

ABS data released today confirmed Australia has entered its first recession since June 1991 with GDP falling 7% in the June quarter.

COVID support payment changes ‘distressing news’

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has put its support behind its national colleagues in the push to maintain a higher unemployment welfare rate, after an announcement from the Federal Government today.

ACT records largest jump in unemployment since May

The ACT recorded the nation’s biggest increase in unemployment in June, jumping from 4.1% in May to 5.1%, in figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

Unemployment drives household gender divide

Females who stopped working during COVID-19 are more likely to have taken on unpaid domestic duties and to have stopped looking for paid work than recently unemployed males, who are far more...

Self-employed Australians take big financial hit

More than 80% of self-employed Australians say their profits have taken a significant hit because of COVID-19 restrictions, new analysis from the ANU shows.

ACT underemployment rate soars in April

9,200 ACT workers were left under-employed between March and April, according to ABS data released 14 May, with that figure rising from 13,200 to 22,400.

Unemployment rates steady in March, but set to rise

National unemployment figures for March saw a negligible difference month on month, but the economic impact of COVID-19 was yet to be registered by the ABS.

ACT unemployment rate expected to double

Describing the COVID-19 lockdown as this generation’s ‘war time’ experience, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr expects the Territory’s unemployment rate to double.

26,000 ACT casual workers not eligible for wage subsidy

Up to 26,000 casual and migrant workers in Canberra are ineligible for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme, according to new research.
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