Encouraging signs for the employment market are emerging from new data.
Tasmania restored some jobs in the latest ABS figures for August, although the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose a little to 6.3%.
The ABS data finds this state has one of the best jobless rates in the nation, lower than everywhere except the ACT and the NT.
It is a similar story of employment recovery for all other states and territories except Victoria which reflects its coronavirus lockdown.
Some economists had expected Australia's jobless rate to blow out to 8% in August, but the nation added 111,000 positions in the month, actually dropping the rate to 6.8%.
The break down from the ABS is full time employment increased by 36,200 people and part-time employment by 74,800 people.
Compared to a year ago, there were 234,200 less people employed full-time and 104,100 less people employed part-time.