Newcastle job numbers hit record just before omicron outbreak

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated January 28 2022 - 9:36am, first published 6:19am
Business Hunter CEO Bob Hawes

Newcastle employment levels bounced back to record highs in early December just as the omicron wave was dealing another blow to the city's economy.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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