Australia has a two-speed economy: iron ore exports are roaring along and services industries are piling on workers, but the rest of the economy, and especially construction and manufacturing, is in real trouble.
You say seasonally adjusted, I say trend — which jobs data is right? The RBA has decided neither of them show the falling unemployment it needs to forestall a rate cut.
Mark Bouris recently had some strong words on graduate employment rates. But strong words are better when they're backed by evidence.
Crikey readers discuss Scott Morrison's spurious employment figures, Kevin Andrews, and public art.
Good morning, early birds. The Coalition's proposed anti-corruption body has been met with scepticism by crossbenchers, and a report recommends a massive overhaul of employment services. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
As part-time work skyrockets, so too does underemployment. But what can we do about this, and what effect is it having on our mental health?
If the June quarter Consumer Price Index data indicates the slightest shift in inflation, monetary policy obsessives will be raging about the need for a rate rise.
Healthcare and education provided much of the strong jobs growth in 2017, but it's slowed right down this year. Will we see a permanent transition away from these key sectors?