Labour and Skills
The Australian Bureau of Statistics showed there were 611,700 tourism jobs at the end of June 2020. This is 18% fewer than the 748,200 tourism jobs at the end of 2019. Over the same period, the number of jobs in the Australian labour force fell by 7% – confirming that tourism continues to be one of the most impacted sectors of the economy.
Due to the significant impact of COVID-19 on the Australian tourism industry, government will re-engage with the industry to understand existing and future labour and skill challenges.