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‘Incremental’ employment improvement prompts call for JobKeeper transition plan

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The latest national jobs figures show 34,000 Australians found work last month, with the unemployment rate decreasing to 6.4 per cent.

Labor MP Richard Marles, who has been elevated to a new shadow portfolio for COVID-19 recovery, welcomed the reemployment figures.

However, he told Jim Wilson, a JobKeeper transition plan is still urgently needed, particularly for the tourism and aviation industries.

“We’ve got to acknowledge that it’s incremental – there’s still 880,000 Australians who are unemployed, [and] another 1.1 million … who are underemployed.

“The world is not back to normal.”

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