PM says unemployment figures mark ‘dark day’ for nation

The Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has broken down ABS figures, revealing that women and young people were particularly hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions.

Female employment fell by 118,000 people in May, comprising 52 per cent of all jobs lost.Youth employment fell by 103,000 people, comprising 45 per cent of jobs lost in May.

“These are not just numbers. These are our friends, family members, workmates and neighbours,” Mr Frydneberg said.

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