Shutdown: estimating the COVID-19 employment shock - Podcast

Between 14 and 26 per cent of Australian workers could be out of work as a direct result of the coronavirus shutdown, and the crisis will have an enduring impact on jobs and the economy for years to come.

Listen to Brendan Coates, Grattan’s Household Finances Program Director, in discussion with Matt Cowgill, Senior Associate, and Paul Austin, Editor, about the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown and what policies could help support Australians through the crisis.

You can read the working paper in discussion here.