The problem doesn’t appear to be with the relevance of qualifications and skillsets to employment, but rather with the scarcity of employment.
The government claims university degrees are failing businesses, but analysis of the latest graduate outcome and employer satisfaction surveys tells us the problem is with underemployment.
Flexible working reduces the likelihood that women cut their hours or leave the labour market after childbirth.
Over a period in which the Australian economy saw around 600,000 additional people get jobs, employment in the renewables sector has been going backwards.
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Estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that the number of direct full-time equivalent jobs in renewable energy activities has continued to fall from its 2011-12 peak.
Building a great big wall will not close the gap.
The answer to job losses is not economic protectionism, but a strengthening of workers' rights.
A police officer escorts migrants from a train at Hyllie station outside Malmo.
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Job prospects are not good for newly arrived refugees in Sweden. But better integration programmes will help.
Labor’s Brendan O'Connor said fewer people are seeking work.
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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?
Labor’s Chris Bowen says Australian workers are doing it tough.
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
The latest figures show a slight rise in migration to the UK, but there is nothing new to get excited about.
Data from a recent OECD report suggests that to increase the number of jobs, the quality of jobs doesn’t need to drop.
There doesn't need to be sub-standard jobs in order for there to be enough jobs to go around.
Fixing South Africa’s perilous education system will involve building consensus – a time-consuming process.
South Africa's government should put more effort into developing concrete strategies for dealing with the factors preventing the removal of the critical constraints on economic growth.
It's a turbulent time for the global economy – here's what to expect.
Don’t replace me!
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The global game of supply and demand that lets UK doctors move abroad for better pay is the same force pushing down salaries at home.
The Global South is engineering new anti-poverty strategies, leaving traditional left analysts in a quandry.
Could the surge of worker and popular resistance worldwide provide the global trade union movement with an opportunity to take the lead in developing a broad coalition of social forces?
Unemployed South Africans wait for work outside a factory gate in downtown Johannesburg. A wage subsidy could help reduce the numbers by offering opportunities to school leavers.
South Africa's unemployment figures have been stubbornly high over the past two decades. One policy measure that could help alleviate the pressure is a youth wage subsidy.