ABS survey confirms arts sector hardest hit

ABS survey reveals that Arts and Recreation businesses have been the hardest hit by the pandemic with more than half (53%) ceasing to operate in the past month

ABS survey confirms arts sector hardest hit

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It is clear that businesses and individuals in this sector have been gravely affected, borne out by newAustralian Bureau of Statistics survey data released this week which reveals that Arts and Recreation businesses have been the hardest hit by the pandemic withmore than half (53%) ceasing to operate in the past month. This compares with the two other industry groups most impacted to date – Accommodation and Food Services (35% closures) and Information Media and Telecommunications (31% forced to shut down).

The devastating impact on there's sector is clear given the ABS found overall, 90% of Australian businesses reported that they were operating in the week commencing 30 March. 

Link to ABS full report Business Impacts of COVID-19 Survey https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstat...

ABS link to the full suite of additional reports to measure the impact of COVID-19
https://www.abs.gov.au/covid19 

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