Politics

Dec 6, 2012

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: gloom for pessimists

As well as stronger employment figures, the ABS made it even harder to join the glass-half-empty crowd by finding that monthly aggregate hours worked series showed an increase in November.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

Gloomy day for pessimists. Those unemployment numbers won’t play fair. Just when the economic gloom and doomers had a slightly weaker GDP growth figure to add to their armoury, the dreaded Australian Bureau of Statistics reports unemployment falling instead of rising. Down 0.1 of a percentage point to 5.2 in November it told us this morning.

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2 thoughts on “Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: gloom for pessimists

  1. Jackson Graham

    Blame game, death wish: loosen up, Richard.

  2. Coaltopia

    Qlf eh? Queenslaff? Qualified*land?

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