The COVID-19 pandemic has presented businesses with an almost unlimited number of challenges over the past two years, from overcoming supply chain disruptions to managing health and safety standards.

33. Construction of buildings

Percentage change in employment from the first half of 2020 to the second half of 2021: 2.10%2020 average weekly wage: $1,354 2021 average weekly wage: $1,385 Percentage change in average wage from H1 2020 to H1 2021: 2.30%Difference in percentage change in wage and employment: 0.2

32. Specialty trade contractors

Percentage change in employment from the first half of 2020 to the second half of 2021: 3.00%2020 average weekly wage: $1,123 2021 average weekly wage: $1,164 Percentage change in average wage from H1 2020 to H1 2021: 3.70%Difference in percentage change in wage and employment: 0.7

31. Food manufacturing

Percentage change in employment from the first half of 2020 to the second half of 2021: 1.40%2020 average weekly wage: $989 2021 average weekly wage: $1,012 Percentage change in average wage from H1 2020 to H1 2021: 2.30%Difference in percentage change in wage and employment: 0.9

30. Non-store retailers

Percentage change in employment from the first half of 2020 to the second half of 2021: 8.30%2020 average weekly wage: $1,551 2021 average weekly wage: $1,700 Percentage change in average wage from H1 2020 to H1 2021: 9.60%Difference in percentage change in wage and employment: 1.3

Percentage change in employment from the first half of 2020 to the second half of 2021: 0.50%2020 average weekly wage: $1,918 2021 average weekly wage: $1,958 Percentage change in average wage from H1 2020 to H1 2021: 2.10%Difference in percentage change in wage and employment: 1.6