Employment

Vital Signs: we’ll never cut unemployment to 0%, but less than 4% should be our goal

One of the most concerning things that happen in any recession is the spike in unemployment. The COVID-19-induced recession in…

3 months ago

One quarter of Australian 11-12 year olds don’t have the literacy and numeracy skills they need

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds, very remote areas, and Indigenous Australians are up to two times more likely to start school…

3 months ago

When companies go bust, temporary visa holders miss out and that’s wrong

The exclusion of temporary visa workers from reimbursement under Australia’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme for lost wages and entitlements…

6 months ago

Jobs deficit drives army of daily commuters out of Western Sydney

This is the first of three articles based on newly released research on the impacts of a lack of local…

7 months ago

The Reserve Bank thinks the recovery will look V-shaped. There are reasons to doubt it

The Reserve Bank’s long-awaited two-year forecasts for jobs, wages and growth are frightening, but I fear they are not frightening…

8 months ago