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Frydenberg spruiks jobs numbers while ignoring female underemployment

Frydenberg spruiks jobs numbers while ignoring female underemployment

The government can shout about strong jobs growth, but it completely ignores that underemployment among women has remained high for decades.

Will Turnbull be so popular once the bad news starts rolling in?

Will Turnbull be so popular once the bad news starts rolling in?

Super Saturday may have told us everything or nothing about the state of the Libs and their popularity.

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?

‘Shifting the dial’ in Australia means lifting wages, not more ‘reform’

‘Shifting the dial’ in Australia means lifting wages, not more ‘reform’

The real challenge of economic reform revolves around the relative power of corporations and citizens, not the traditional reform narrative of recent decades that has left people disenchanted.

Hard data confirms inequality is growing, with corporate Australia the clear winner

Hard data confirms inequality is growing, with corporate Australia the clear winner

Much of the increased income and wealth accruing to rich corporations and individuals is taken from poor and middle-class Australians.

Don’t celebrate, ScoMo: job ad stats mask ugly truth about the labour market

Don’t celebrate, ScoMo: job ad stats mask ugly truth about the labour market

The news of rising job ads is a welcome respite from the general gloom in the recent set of economic news. But it's a small piece in a much larger puzzle.

What is underemployment? And who is most affected by it?

What is underemployment? And who is most affected by it?

With every economic downturn, underemployment keeps getting worse, writes Crikey intern Alice Rennison.

Shush, gloomsters, our jobs figures are better than you think

Shush, gloomsters, our jobs figures are better than you think

The unemployment rate is slightly up, and that puts doubt on predictions of a rate cut.

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

Contrary to the Abbott government's claims, flagged changes to the foreign worker 457 visa program won't be good for the Australian economy.

Forty-nine million Americans go hungry

Forty-nine million Americans go hungry

For all the talk of a recovery in the US economy, a grim reality has been outlined in Washington for all the world to see: America can't feed all its 303 million people, with one in seven going short at some stage in a week.