ABC WEEKEND BREAKFAST… this morning SUNDAY 21 JUNE it was noted that unemployment is in fact much higher than the latest report of some 7% …
‘The unemployment rate has risen to just over 7%’ | 7.30
Those who appear to have been overlooked in this 7% include:
-Women and our Youth who make up the large share of those now unemployed
.the women had to return to their role of childcare during the Pandemic; now looking at job losses!
-that many job seekers give up because there is no job there for them! So they are not included …
-both high unemployment and underemployment
Then we recall there was reference to the importance of trades for the economy … this emphasis we hear of constantly from the Morrison Govt (backed by the Property Sector Lobby groups)
Meanwhile Tradies seem to still be doing alright … they tell us:
-they are booked up
-always seeking cash payment-at rates 4 X or more the rest of us!
-always in a hurry and/or chatting and stretching the job out
. as corners are cut!
Yet again as others in the workforce have been overlooked including WOMEN … in vital roles like Childcare but are looking at the imminent prospect of losing JobKeeper …
Scott Morrison affirmed previously that Australians would be in receipt of JOBKEEPER until the end of September
However, now some 120,000 Early Childhood Educators are to lose this payment within a few weeks!
Katy Gallagher this week in the Senate referred to the lack of support for industries largely employing women:
-the rest of us including admin people, University lecturers and staffers, casual teachers (who, no doubt would like permanent work), cleaners, shop assistants … and so on!
Are these workers also not Key? Essential Workers?
These reports refute the alleged 7% unemployment. Unemployment together with Underemployment and those who had given up looking because there was no job there for them (and have not been included in the Stats) amounted to 19.7% prior to the Pandemic!
‘Economists now saying Unemployment could be close to 20%’
CAAN Photo: mid May 2020 Queue around the corner at Services NSW (Centrelink) Chatswood