Australia expects jobs bounce-back as COVID-19 cases fall
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expecting a jobs bounce-back in the country as the number of COVID-19 cases drops in its worst-hit state Victoria.
The number of cases fell to 11 on September 21, the lowest tally in more than three months in Victoria.
Australia has entered its first recession in almost three decades, with the government having to recently extend its wage support package to keep businesses and jobs afloat.
And Morrison hopes the declining COVID-19 cases is a sign of better things to come as the government prepares for a crucial Budget next month.
“There will be hundreds of thousands of more jobs come back in between now and Christmas. Victoria will bounce back and that will add to the level of jobs growth,” Morrison told the ABC’s Insiders program on September 20.
“You don’t have to hold on to every measure forever. There are other measures that come in and pick up from where others left off,” he added.