The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that unemployment is still at only 4.6 per cent - even though nearly 140,000 people lost their jobs last month.
But businesses are grappling with staff shortages due to the pandemic-induced closure of international borders causing a plunge in Australia
- Around 138,000 people lost their jobs in September.
- Unemployment rate in Australia only rose from 4.5 to 4.6 per cent.
- With staff shortages, there are calls to increase migration levels.