long-term unemployment

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

In defence of JobMaker, the replacement for JobKeeper: not perfect, but much to like

There’s a lot to like about the JobMaker Hiring Credit announced in the budget. As lockdowns ease, it’s logical to…

3 months ago

There’s serious talk about a “job guarantee”, but it’s not that straightforward

Suddenly, the idea of a “job guarantee” is back in vogue. Lawyer, academic, land rights activist and founder of the…

7 months ago