The focus will remain on the state of Australia's labour force market in a quieter week for economic data and after figures last week showed another steep drop in employment as a result of virus lockdowns in September.
But Finance Minister Simon Birmingham is confident that jobs, and the economy more broadly, can recover quickly as states move out of lockdown.
“That is partly the function of the fact that we have had such successful economic supports in place right throughout the pandemic,” he told Sky News' Sunday Agenda program.
“All of that has helped to get individuals, households, families, businesses through the lockdown, and in doing so, positioning them to come strongly out the other side.”
Last week's labour force report showed another 138,000 jobs were lost in September, as well as another sharp drop in the participation rate as people gave up looking for work during the lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.
Restrictions started to ease in NSW last Monday and in the ACT on Friday, while Victoria is now due to emerge from lockdown at 11.59 pm on Thursday.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will release its weekly payroll jobs report on Thursday for the fortnight to September 25, which was not covered in last week's full labour force report.
On Wednesday, the National Skills Commission will release its final report for September.
It preliminary figures showed job advertisements posted on the internet rose 4.9 per cent in the month.
This is a positive sign for future employment and follows three months of declines as the result of Delta variant outbreak.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of its October 5 meeting on Tuesday, although economists do not expect the report to stray from Governor Philip Lowe's post-meeting statement.
During an address last week, his deputy, Guy Debelle, indicated the central bank is not about to follow other central banks into tightening monetary policy.
He said circumstances for wages and inflation in Australia remained subdued and quite different to other countries.
The RBA does not expect to raise the cash rate before 2024.
Meanwhile, Australian shares look set to start the trading week on a firm footing, buoyed by gains on Wall Street on Friday.
US stocks were lifted by strong earning results from Goldman Sachs and on a White House announcement that travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated foreign nationals will be lifted on November 8 for both land borders and air travel.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 395.05 points, or 1.13 per cent, to 35,307.61, the S&P 500 gained 35.98 points, or 0.81 per cent, to 4,474.24 and the Nasdaq Composite added 72.49 points, or 0.49 per cent, to 14,895.92.
Australian share futures responded by rising 31 points, or 0.42 per cent, to 7364.
On Friday, the Australian benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed 50.3 points higher, or 0.69 per cent, to 7362.Internet Explorer Channel Network