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Post-JobKeeper, unemployment could head north of 7%: here’s why

It’s not just the end of JobKeeper that will push up unemployment in April. The most-recently published figures, for March,…

2 months ago

You can’t fix the economy if you can’t see it: how the ABS became our secret weapon

If we survive this economic crisis (and it is looking increasingly like we will, although the end of JobKeeper at…

3 months ago

Have there been uncounted coronavirus deaths in Australia? We can’t say for sure, but the latest ABS data holds clues

The Australian Bureau of Statistics this week released a provisional tally of the changes in Australia’s overall death rate amid…

12 months ago

Our needlessly precise definition of a recession is causing us needless trouble

Later today we’ll know what the bushfires and the coronavirus did to the economy in the three months to March:…

1 year ago

How a tightening of wallets pushed Australia into recession

A go-slow on spending sent the economy backwards 0.3% in the first three months of this year, only the fourth…

1 year ago