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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 22 February 2021

25 February 2021

The experimental weekly series provides an early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more a timely manner than the monthly employment indicators series.

Key facts

The 6-day series includes jobs with a pay period equal to or less than 7 days, while the 20-day series covers jobs with pay periods of 14 days or fewer. The 34-day series includes all jobs regardless of their pay period.

The 34-day series indicated that for the latest week, the week ended 17 January 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,189,670 total paid jobs (up 33,060 or 1.53 percent)
    • 113,390 paid jobs in primary industries (up 2,060 or 1.85 percent)
    • 419,530 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 9,200 or 2.24 percent)
    • 1,600,950 in services industries (up 22,610 or 1.43 percent)
    • 55,810 in unclassified industries (down 800 or 1.41 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,064.47 (down $8.03 or 0.75 percent).

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