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Stagnant wages, stagnant economy — when will jobs start stagnating too?

Stagnant wages, stagnant economy — when will jobs start stagnating too?

The federal election might ensure that jobs growth stays strong for another month — but eventually it will succumb to gravity.

The federal-state Liberal split deepens

The federal-state Liberal split deepens

Crikey readers discuss the NSW-federal Liberal split, mistreatment of job-seekers and the SA Marshall government.

A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.

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.

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?

Side View: demolishing America’s worst McMansions

Side View: demolishing America’s worst McMansions

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: irrational consumer rage, another warning against autonomous cars, and where fine china goes when it has broken the law.

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.

RBA warns unemployment will have to fall further before wages can rise

RBA warns unemployment will have to fall further before wages can rise

RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle said that the wage price index could undershoot the government's estimation.

What can we learn from Tasmania’s surprise economic boom?

What can we learn from Tasmania’s surprise economic boom?

The success of Tasmania's economy, which has turned around from being one Australia's least impressive, could be self-perpetuating if state and federal governments can find a way not to screw it up.

Uber for the dole: questions over government’s gig economy plan

Uber for the dole: questions over government’s gig economy plan

The government's latest welfare experiment looks to the gig economy for answers, but there are concerns that it will push jobseekers into dangerous, underpaid and exploitative work.