Durban one of South Africa’s third largest cities, by population has reported that the number of people living in informal dwellings has remained stubbornly high.
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
In the lead up to the state election, Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said WA has the highest unemployment rate in Australia. Is that correct?
Labour force data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, employment rates among migrant communities eventually reach parity with the rest of the population.
Shadow minister for employment Brendan O'Connor said the labour force participation rate was in "free fall" and that this showed "people have stopped looking for work". Is that true?
If the government is going to get people out of poverty, it needs to focus less on getting people into work and more on where business is growing.
Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
The economy added fewer jobs than expected in May, suggesting a Fed rate hike this month is off the table. What else did we learn from the report?
Australia's wage growth has been sluggish, but the reasons are more complex than they seem.
There’s been a lot of research on whether being unemployed hurts your ability to get a new job. But what about if you’re working part-time or below your skill level?
Monthly labour force movements are feverishly reported - but has unemployment really changed?
Many couples ignore the warning signs that one of them might be about to lose their job.
Energy and resources minister Josh Frydenberg said recently that the latest employment figures show extremely strong job growth, the greatest Australia's had since 2006. Is that right?
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that's a flawed use of the data.
A coalition of companies including Starbucks and Walmart plan to help 100,000 young people jumpstart their careers. It's a good start, but much more needs to be done.
Economics isn't brain surgery, so why is a neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate dismissing the latest unemployment report?
As we head into the federal budget tonight, all eyes will be on how the Coalition government might tackle some challenging economic data affecting Australia's economy.
The key economic indicators to look out for on budget night.