McGowan Government’s about-face on jobless figures, as WA unemployment rises on its watch

McGowan Government’s about-face on jobless figures, as WA unemployment rises on its watch

Posted April 29, 2018 08:03:44 When statistics released in late 2016 showed more than 90,000 West Australians were unemployed, Mark McGowan and his WA Labor colleagues were outraged. “This is a jobs crisis of monumental proportions that is of the Barnett Liberal Government’s making,” a media release from the then …

WA unemployment rate hits 16-year high as business lobby laments ‘bad state of affairs’

WA unemployment rate hits 16-year high as business lobby laments ‘bad state of affairs’

Updated April 19, 2018 20:00:58 Western Australia’s unemployment rate has risen to its highest level in 16 years, in what analysts say is a result of restrictive retail trading hours and high payroll tax. New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows, in seasonally adjusted terms, WA’s unemployment rate rose …

Chipping away at Tasmania’s youth unemployment problem, one job at a time

Chipping away at Tasmania’s youth unemployment problem, one job at a time

Updated April 01, 2018 08:19:53 Photo: Backswing trainer David Combes with young jobseeker Kaleb Morgan. (ABC News: Natalie Whiting) Kaleb Morgan has been looking for a job for a couple of years and he’s not alone — almost 22 per cent of young people in Tasmania’s south-east region can’t find …

Unemployment is refusing to budge in the face of booming jobs growth, keeping wages down

Unemployment is refusing to budge in the face of booming jobs growth, keeping wages down

Updated March 19, 2018 18:31:51 Photo: New jobs may be booming, but a combination of unemployment and underemployment treading the same path is keeping wages growth low. (ABC News: Michael Barnett) The jobs market continues to be one of the more perplexing points of contention in the Australian economy. This …

Young people frustrated by lack of work in regions, as report shows unemployment in outback Qld tops 67pc

Young people frustrated by lack of work in regions, as report shows unemployment in outback Qld tops 67pc

Updated March 27, 2018 13:37:51 Photo: Daniel Lewandowski, 18, has not been able to find a landscaping apprenticeship. (ABC Coffs Coast: Meghna Bali) A lack of full-time job prospects and endless rejections has left young people in regional Australia feeling bleak about their futures. The Brotherhood of St Laurence has …

Teen business owners defy unemployment in regional areas by kickstarting their own jobs

Teen business owners defy unemployment in regional areas by kickstarting their own jobs

Posted March 26, 2018 06:39:33 If you are young and live in regional Australia, finding a job can be a big challenge. In the Wide Bay region of Queensland, the youth unemployment rate is at a staggering 27.9 per cent. This statistic has driven a handful of ambitious young people …

Unemployment rises as Coalition makes hard sell on company tax cuts – politics live | Australia news

Australia’s run of the best jobs growth ever continues with the number of jobs increasing for the 17th straight month in February 2018. This is the longest consecutive run of jobs growth since the monthly labour force series commenced 40 years ago. Labour force figures released today by the ABS …

Unemployment edges up to 5.6 per cent despite more jobs created

Unemployment edges up to 5.6 per cent despite more jobs created

Updated March 22, 2018 12:55:32 Photo: Employment has now grown for 17 straight months, but with unemployment and underemployment rising there is no relief in sight for wage growth. (ABC News: Michael Barnett) Related Story: Jobs surge failing to deliver wage rises Related Story: Unemployment rate the least important number …