New research has revealed which Sydney suburbs are most at risk of coronavirus-related job losses.

The figures have been revealed as the state’s records a predictable uptick in the jobless figure, with NSW’s unemployment rate rising to 6 per cent.

Australia’s unemployment rate jumped to a seasonally-adjusted 6.2 per cent in April following coronavirus-related lockdowns but the spike was lower than economists had expected.

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity has developed the Employment Vulnerability Index as a way to identify which suburbs have a higher proportion of jobs that are thought to be ‘at risk’ during an economic downturn.

Those in low skilled jobs and people employed in casual and part-time positions are said to be at most risk.

According to the figures, 16 Sydney communities are considered ‘high risk’ with Bidwill/Hebersham/Emerton leading the charge.

Top 20 Communities At Most Risk (CofFEE Employment Vulnerability Index):

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  1. Bidwill – Hebersham – Emerton
  2. Greenfield Park – Prairiewood
  3. Fairfield – West Sydney
  4. Fairfield
  5. Edensor Park
  6. Canley Vale – Canley Heights
  7. Cabramatta West – Mount Pritchard
  8. Cabramatta – Lansvale
  9. Bonnyrigg Heights – Bonnyrigg
  10. Green Valley
  11. Punchbowl
  12. Auburn – Central
  13. Auburn – North
  14. Auburn – South
  15. Fairfield – East
  16. Ashcroft – Busby – Miller
  17. Windsor – Bligh Park
  18. Yarramundi – Londonderry
  19. Erskine Park
  20. St Clair

Click here for the full list.

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