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Tapering jobs growth kills wage growth hopes

Tapering jobs growth kills wage growth hopes

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.

Weakening jobs market bodes poorly for wages

Weakening jobs market bodes poorly for wages

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.

Crikey Worm: jobs boom in 2017

Crikey Worm: jobs boom in 2017

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.

Michaelia Cash’s jobs figures don’t add up

Michaelia Cash’s jobs figures don’t add up

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.

Michaelia Cash says Australia’s employment figures are just peachy. They are not.

Michaelia Cash says Australia’s employment figures are just peachy. They are not.

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.

Full-time work soon to be the privilege of a wealthy few in Australia

Full-time work soon to be the privilege of a wealthy few in Australia

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.

Business bites: jobs made … terms of trade … tax not paid …

Business bites: jobs made … terms of trade … tax not paid …

US job growth solid. And other business tidbits of the day.

Unemployment down: the post-Abbott relief rally, or too good to be true?

Unemployment down: the post-Abbott relief rally, or too good to be true?

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.

Confusing data leaves job market (and statisticians’ quality) a mystery

Confusing data leaves job market (and statisticians’ quality) a mystery

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.

Business bites: rate tweaks … property looks bleak … greedy gun freaks …

Business bites: rate tweaks … property looks bleak … greedy gun freaks …

The world holds is breath ahead of the US Federal Reserve's meeting in mid-September. And other business tidbits of the day.