18 June 2020 Alan Oster Podcast – Coronavirus and the economy

NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster talks about the latest impacts of the Coronavirus. Listen now.

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In today’s podcast, NAB Group Chief Economist Alan Oster discusses the following:

  • The latest ABS labour force figures were released this morning and they were not good. 228,000 people lost their jobs in May and the unemployment rate rose to 7.2%.
  • While this week has seen higher virus numbers in Victoria, Australia has outperformed on the health front and as a result will likely see better economic circumstances than the US or Europe. The government has confirmed that overseas travel will remain restricted until next year.
  • The ABS will release preliminary retail figures tomorrow, these are worth watching.

Listen to the full podcast now.