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Job vacancies surge in Australia as Covid labour shortages choke supply chains

Openings spiked in late 2021 as lockdowns ended, data shows, and experts say staffing issues now ‘way worse’ than in Delta wave

Job vacancies surged across Australia as the lockdowns ended last year, highlighting staff shortages that are now crippling economic activity as Covid cases soar.

In the September-November period, job openings jumped almost a fifth or 18.5% from the previous three months, to 396,100, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

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