Payroll jobs reported to the ATO through STP are in scope of these estimates.
A payroll job is a relationship between an employee and their employing enterprise, where the employee is paid in the reference week through STP-enabled payroll or accounting software and reported to the ATO. Where an employee is paid other than weekly, the established payment pattern is used to identify jobs in weeks outside the payment week. For further information, please see ‘Imputation’ below.
Owner managers of unincorporated enterprises are not included in these estimates as they are not in scope of STP-enabled software reporting to the ATO.
Approximately 99% of employers the ATO classifies as ‘substantial employers’ (those with 20 or more employees) are reporting through STP. Small employers (those with 19 or less employees) began transitioning to STP on 1 July 2019 and approximately 71% are reporting through STP. As a result, not all jobs in the Australian labour market are captured within these estimates.
The estimates are considered experimental and use an index to provide an indication of movements in total jobs and total wages (rather than level estimates), for the purpose of assessing the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on employees.
SOURCE: ABS. “6160.0.55.001 – Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 2 May 2020.” ABS, 19 May 2020.
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