June 15, 2018 14
The peak of the jobs boom is behind us. If wages haven't started growing strongly by now, they're hardly likely to do so in coming months.
April 23, 2018 8
The strong jobs growth of 2017 is now in the rear-view mirror, meaning wages growth is unlikely to pick up. But workforce participation is at an all-time high.
January 19, 2018 1
Good morning, early birds. Employment growth ballooned in 2017, and a new biopsy test promises to detect early-stage cancerous tumours long before they turn deadly. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
October 20, 2017 6
The Employment Minister tends to boast impressive figures in her monthly report on jobs growth, but just a little digging turns up a lot of fool's gold.
July 28, 2017 16
Michaelia Cash has pointed to positive jobs numbers as evidence the economy is just fine. But there's a lot she's not telling you.
March 20, 2017 12
Soon after Tony Abbott’s Coalition government implemented its changes to the budget, employment policy, the tax regime and trade relations, the ratio of Australians in full-time work fell below 42% for the first time ever, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.
December 7, 2015
US job growth solid. And other business tidbits of the day.
November 12, 2015 10
There was a massive surge in employment in October, if you believe the Australian Bureau of Statistics jobs data, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
October 15, 2015
The labour market continues to hold up, but isn't getting any stronger -- if you can believe today's jobs numbers. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.
August 31, 2015 1
The world holds is breath ahead of the US Federal Reserve's meeting in mid-September. And other business tidbits of the day.
June 11, 2015 3
The ABS has admitted there is a flaw with the way its jobs numbers are compiled, and the numbers might not mean what you think they mean.
May 8, 2015 1
If the Conservatives retake Britain, expect a lot of turmoil as business contemplates the impending EU "Brexit". And other business tidbits of the day.
May 7, 2015
Despite a fall in full-time employment, the jobs market doesn't look like it's getting any worse for now, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
February 12, 2015 12
A big rise in unemployment reflects concern that the economy is softening while the government is focused on its own problems, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
February 9, 2015 1
China's economy slumps in line with falling commodity prices. And other business tidbits of the day.
September 11, 2014 1
A big fall in unemployment has more than reversed recent gains, but there are question marks over the figures.
August 11, 2014 2
Budget cuts mean there's a question mark over how accurate the new set of jobs data really is, Glenn Dyer writes.
August 8, 2014 3
Oh no, Australia's unemployment is at a 12-year high! But if you look more deeply into the figures, you'll find things aren't so dire after all ...
April 10, 2014 4
Fresh data shows that monthly volatility aside, the labour market is performing much more strongly than in 2013 -- good news for Joe Hockey despite his gloomy forecasts, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
March 13, 2014 2
Consumer sentiment might be down, but that won't necessarily translate into economic gloom -- especially given today's jobs numbers, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.