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Jun 25, 2020

Mining resilient in face of COVID-19 jobs blow

Mining resilient in face of COVID-19 jobs blow Nationally mining is listed by the ABS as the third least affected industry over the past three months.

Employment in Queensland’s resources sector has defied COVID-19 impacts with only a 1 per cent drop in direct jobs in the May quarter. The bigger picture for Australian jobs – painted by the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures – is a 6.5 per cent drop in employment between February and May (more than 800,000 people), while…

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