Published On: Wed, Apr 15th, 2020

Lagging ABS unemployment data called into question

Graph of ABS unemployment data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases March unemployment data Thursday, 16 April. By the time it’s published, this data is already out-of-date as it was collected between the 8th and 21st of March. Since this took place before the nationwide closures took full effect, it does not capture the sharp deterioration that took place over the second half of the month.

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Lagging ABS unemployment data called into question