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Sick days double the normal winter rate in July, ABS data shows

Increase in people working fewer hours or not at all due to illness in July attributed to Omicron wave and high rates of influenza

If it felt like everyone at your work was off sick in July, you weren’t imagining things.

New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed nearly twice as many people took sick days last month than they would in a regular July as Omicron swept across the country and cases of influenza were at their highest in years.

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