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澳大利亚失业率达到22年来的最高水平

2020-8-14 11:46

堪培拉,8月13日(新华社)——积极找工作的澳大利亚失业人数首次超过100万。


星期四,位于堪培拉的澳大利亚统计局(ABS)公布的数据显示,7月份的失业率为7.5%,高于6月份的7.4%,这是自1998年11月以来的最高水平。


不过,有迹象显示,澳大利亚经济开始从冠状病毒危机中复苏。


工作人数比6月份增加了114,700人,工作时间增加了1.3%。


失业人数的增加是由于积极找工作的人数在有记录以来首次超过了100万。ABS只考虑那些正在积极找工作的人。


澳大利亚就业人口的百分比从5月份的低点58.2%上升到59.8%。


澳大利亚统计局劳工统计主管比约恩•贾维斯(Bjorn Jarvis)在一份媒体新闻稿中表示:“7月份的数据表明,就业人数已回升34.3万人,工作时间自5月份以来也回升了5.5%。”


“就业人数仍然比3月份减少了50多万人,工作时间仍然减少了5.5%。”


由于维多利亚州为防止COVID-19蔓延而恢复了严格的封锁措施,失业率预计将达到10%的峰值。


英国就业部长米夏莉亚•卡什(Michaelia Cash)周四表示,维多利亚时代的封锁将给经济带来“数十亿”美元的损失。


她说:“每一个因COVID-19而失去工作的人都是毁灭性的,这就是为什么莫里森政府采取了一系列措施来帮助雇主和雇员度过这场危机。”

 

CANBERRA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The number of unemployed Australians actively looking for work has surpassed 1 million for the first time.

According to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which is in Canberra, on Thursday the unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in July - up from 7.4 percent in June - the highest level since November 1998.

However, there were signs of Australia's economy beginning to recover from the coronavirus crisis.

The number of people working increased by 114,700 from June and the number of hours worked increased 1.3 percent.

The increase in unemployment was driven by the number of people actively looking for work surpassing 1 million for the first time in recorded history. The ABS only considers a person unemployed if they are actively looking for work.

The percentage of people employed in Australia rose to 59.8 percent compared to a low of 58.2 percent in May.

"The July figures indicate that employment had recovered by 343,000 people and hours worked had also recovered 5.5 per cent since May," Bjorn Jarvis, the head of Labour Statistics at the ABS, said in a media release.

"Employment remained over half a million people lower than seen in March, while hours worked remained 5.5 percent lower."

The unemployment rate is expected to hit a peak of 10 percent as a result of strict lockdown measures reinstated to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Victoria.

Michaelia Cash, the minister for employment, said on Thursday that the Victorian lockdown would cost the economy "billions and billions" of dollars.

"Every job loss as a result of COVID-19 is devastating, and that is why the Morrison government has put in place a suite of measures to help employers and employees to get through this crisis," she said.

 

来自: xinhua