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Chief economist update: It's raining jobs

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
... historic high of 66.3% recorded in March this year - itself, a positive indicator, as more jobseekers re-enter the labour force amid optimism in finding employment. And why the heck wouldn't Australians see the glass more than half-full? Not when ...

Chief economist: What JobKeeper cliff?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021
... 7.5% high recorded in July 2020 and the sixth straight monthly decline in the jobless rate. However, the ABS' "Labour Force" report showed that total employment contracted by 30,600 in April from March as the loss of 64,400 part-time jobs negated ...

Chief economist update: Australians all let us rejoice

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 APR 2021
... ABS, "The data was collected during the first half of March, prior to the end of JobKeeper on 28 March. "The April Labour Force release, along with weekly payroll jobs data, will show the state of the labour market after the end of JobKeeper." Perhaps ...

Chief economist update: Australia's virtuous cycle keeps on turning

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 MAR 2021
Despite some delays and hiccups in the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine in Australia, cases of infections are virtually next to nil and life had slowly been returning to pre-pandemic normal. So much so, that in its 'Economic Outlook' March ...

Chief economist update: What a difference an Australian year makes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 MAR 2021
"For all those times you stood by me... You're the one who held me up Never let me fall You're the one who saw me through it all." -Celine Dion What a difference a year makes, ey? The year 2020 started out disastrous (literally) for the country ...

More women in workforce with greater paternity leave: ASI

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
... in work. A research paper from the investment house's research institute, titled A Woman's Place: Boosting female labour force participation to lift long-term economic growth, found increasing paternity leave by just one week would increase women's participation ...

Jobs return to pre-pandemic levels

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2021
... seasonal pattern to last year, before the start of the pandemic," Jarvis said. "This also aligns with what we see in Labour Force statistics each year, particularly in hours worked through December and January." Nationally, payroll jobs fell 5.5% across ...

Super leaves gig economy behind

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 DEC 2020
... employee would accumulate approximately $3700 in employer-contributed super in one year. This is because under current labour force regulations, most gig economy workers are likely to be classified as independent contractors. Gig economy workers therefore ...

Chief economist update: As luck would have it

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 SEP 2020
... expecting further deterioration in the domestic labour market. But the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) latest Labour Force update had me singing 'The Stylistics' -- "betcha by golly, wow" - and 'Chicago' -- "baby, what a big ...

Chief economist update: Stop right now, thank you very much

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 JUL 2020
... participation rate to 64.0 in June from 62.7% in the previous month - itself a positive indicator, as jobseekers re-enter the labour force amid optimism in finding employment. And why not? Total hours worked have increased, according to the ABS: "Total ...
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