World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 20 Mar, 2021 08:15 am

Australian government uses misleading jobless figures to ramp up attack on working conditions

Australian government uses misleading jobless figures to ramp up attack on working conditions
A closer examination of the data used points to the use of the mass unemployment caused by the global pandemic as a battering ram against the working class.

Morrison said the $90 billion program had “done its job,” even though around a million workers remain dependent on the scheme and could therefore face being thrown onto the dole queues.6 million workers depend—to the sub-poverty level of $44 a day for a single adult.9 million workers.93 million workers, although underemployment dropped 300,000 to 1.

07 million workers, or 21 percent of the workforce, were either unemployed or underemployed.6 million workers receiving JobKeeper payments.

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