According to the weekly Australian payroll jobs and wages data, published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, the total employee jobs decreased by 7.5%.
Meanwhile, the total wages paid by employers decreased by 8.2%.
The 7.5% drop points to around 975,000 jobs lost.
Week-to-week changes, the decrease in the number of jobs in the week ending 18 April was 1.5%, which was larger than the 0.3% decrease in the week ending 11 April 2020
The is data was between 14 March and 18 April, the five weeks after Australia recorded its 100th confirmed COVID-19 case.
Despite the terrible Aussie jobs numbers, the sentiment around the AUD/USD pair remains unabated heading into the RBA.
The spot flirts with three-day highs near 0.6450, up 0.32% on the day.