Category Archives: Employment

Unemployment State by State Picture

And so to the state situation on the labour force data. There’s a fair myriad of stuff you can look at – full-time v part-time, men v women. In the past I have examined some of these with respect to … Continue reading

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate ‘steady’ at 5.5%

Today the ABS released the May unemployment numbers. They showed that in seasonally adjusted terms Australia’s unemployment rate was steady at 5.5%, in trend terms it rose to 5.6%. It’s is steady in the fact that last month the ABS … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate: State v State (Or don’t be a woman in QLD)

As we move into State of Origin season let’s check out the employment situation on a state by state basis. First let’s check out the employment growth in April in seasonally adjusted terms. It’s always a bit iffy to look … Continue reading

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate down to 5.5%

Last month when the unemployment rate rose to 5.6% I summarized it saying: And that’ll do use for another month. Not great – 5,6% is certainly above where you’d like to be, but the trend of 5.5% at least gives … Continue reading

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March Unemployment Rate–Up to 5.6%

Well now. What an interesting set of numbers. Have had a bit of a long day, so there’s a stack of graphs, but the writing is at a minimum. Today the ABS released the March labour force data and we … Continue reading

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Employment soars in February, Unemployment steady at 5.4%

Holy wow. No one saw this coming. The Labour force figures released to day by the ABS, showed that employment grew in February by a whopping 0.6% in seasonally adjusted terms. Now I know 0.6% doesn’t sound like much, but  … Continue reading

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate in January stays steady at 5.4%

Today the labour force figures for January came out and they had a modicum of good news. The unemployment rate stayed at 5.4%. The decade long picture shows how long the rate has been bumping around between 5.0% and 5.5% … Continue reading

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate–5.4% (Hello Newman)

Today the ABS released the December 2012 numbers, which now means the past 5 years encompasses only the Rudd/Gillard years. The figures showed the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shifting from 5.3% to 5.4%. The November figure was revised up from … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate in November falls to 5.2%

Well that was unexpected! Today the ABS released the Labour Force data which showed that in seasonally adjusted terms the unemployment rate fell from 5.4% to 5.2%. The fall is quoted as being a 0.1 percentage point fall, due to … Continue reading

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Wages Breakout Lets Us Down Once Again

It is really starting to get annoying. Today the ABS once again produced data that failed to show any sign of a wages breakout. How long must we go before we turf out these current union hacks and bring back … Continue reading

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