Unemployment rate is down to 6.8% after 100,000 jobs created in August



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Women are leading Australia out of the coronavirus recession with unemployment falling in August for the first time since the health pandemic began – creating 111,000 new jobs.

The jobless rate fell from a 22-year high of 7.5 per cent in July to 6.8 per cent last month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed.

Unemployment is still higher than March’s 5.2 per cent level, with that data compiled before the World Health Organisation declared a coronavirus pandemic.

Nonetheless, joblessness has fallen for the first time since February when the Australian share market peaked despite Melbourne recording the first case of COVID-19 in January. 



a person standing in front of a store: Women are leading Australia out of the coronavirus recession with unemployment falling in August for the first time since the health crisis - creating 111,000 new jobs.Pictured is Sydney Mitre 10 hardware manager Ching Ching


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Women are leading Australia out of the coronavirus recession with unemployment falling in August for the first time since the health crisis – creating 111,000 new jobs.Pictured is Sydney Mitre 10 hardware manager Ching

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China’s TikTok, Douyin, says it created 36 million jobs in the last year, with lots of live-streamers



Live streaming has surged in popularity in a post-coronavirus China. Image: Screenshots from Douyin, Taobao


Live streaming has surged in popularity in a post-coronavirus China. Image: Screenshots from Douyin, Taobao

Short-video platform Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, says it created 36 million jobs domestically over the year-long period from last August in the video and live-streaming sector – one of the few areas where employment is flourishing in the nation’s challenging post-coronavirus labour market.

Among that total, about 20 million are individual content creators and live-streaming hosts, while 8.6 million came from their team members. The rest were from Douyin’s corporate accounts and multichannel networks that help manage and market multiple accounts, according to a report published on Wednesday by the company in partnership with Renmin University.

The report, the first of its kind from a short-video platform, shed some light on the country’s rapidly expanding live-streaming industry that has seen much stronger demand for new hires this year after the pandemic hurt both

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