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Stressed, depressed and working less: why it’s time to stop ignoring underemployment

Stressed, depressed and working less: why it’s time to stop ignoring underemployment

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?

Inflation could soon have the galahs squawking

Inflation could soon have the galahs squawking

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.

Jobs data shows how heavily we’re relying on health and education

Jobs data shows how heavily we’re relying on health and education

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?

Is Victoria’s new jail time for bad bosses just a meaningless gesture?

Is Victoria’s new jail time for bad bosses just a meaningless gesture?

Victorian Labor has grabbed headlines by threatening to send dodgy bosses to jail, but it might not be so easy to put in action.

Business cockiness further undermines government’s wage fantasy

Business cockiness further undermines government’s wage fantasy

A major employer survey makes a mockery of the government's insistence wages growth is going to start any day now.

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

Unusually, the Turnbull government has presided over policies that have driven strong growth in female employment. We should get used to it.

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

Walmart’s tax cut-funded generosity exposed

Unfortunately for spruikers of company tax cuts, the news from the US isn't as promising as they would like you to believe.

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.

US economy circling the drain

US economy circling the drain

The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

Time for the government to stop pretending wages growth is imminent

If the government can stop obsessing about itself for five minutes, it might realise it can't keep pretending wages growth is just around the corner.