Labour market

New finding: boosting JobSeeker wouldn’t keep Australians away from paid work

Incentives, the Freakonomics author Steven Levitt once quipped, are the “cornerstone of modern life”. To this, I would add: only…

2 months ago

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

Why young people are earning less

That COVID is hurting young workers more than older ones is widely recognised. What’s less well known is that even…

6 months ago

Low-paid, young women: the grim truth about who this recession is hitting hardest

When a recession hits, no group of workers is immune. But some are harder hit than others. The latest labour…

6 months ago