Employment growth does not equal ‘jobs creation’.
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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.
Is this what I studied neuroscience for?
As debates rage on whether graduates are 'over-educated', researchers have looked at what's actually happening to their jobs.
Many young workers exhaust themselves doing on-demand jobs for very little money.
Digital technology makes it easy for people to join the so-called "gig" economy and compete for work. But what employment rights does this online workforce really have, if any?
Workers are still feeling a little pinched.
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The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Holograms offer the promise of transforming electronic modes of teaching.
Holograms could make science and technology accessible as part of a new way of teaching.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (left) and Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt (centre) prior to the Queensland Budget being delivered in State Parliament in Brisbane.
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The Palaszczuk government's first budget for Queensland has promised to drive new investement and jobs in the knowledge based sectors.
The US minimum wage is currently US$7.25 an hour, but workers are fighting for it to be US$15.
Australia doesn't have many of the employment problems still troubling OECD countries, but structural unemployment is one.
Protestors have their prayers answered?
This was a bombshell of a budget, signalling direct interventions in the labour market that went far beyond what most observers were expecting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised economic growth and good times ahead for India, but faces many challenges.
Speaking with Anthony D'Costa on the challenges facing India’s economy.
With about half of its population under the age of 25, how will India create enough jobs to cater for the millions of young people entering its workforce?
Most private sector workers are feeling fatter wallets these days because inflation has been so low.
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Inflation-adjusted wages for most private-sector workers are the highest since 1979.
Could they be after your job?
There are very few jobs that are can't be done in principle by robots and artificial intelligence. What will you do when a robot takes your job?
Are graduates getting value for their money?
US colleges are failing to prepare students for life in a competitive, globalized economy.
Getting down to work?
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We asked two academics to check the prime minister's figures on job creation.
A Brit, a German and French person walk into a factory… who clocks off first?
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Labour's Chuka Umunna said Britain is lagging behind in terms of productivity. We got two academics to look at the facts.
Not at loggerheads: jobs and the environment can coexist in Queensland’s north.
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Do politicians really have to choose between being pro-development or pro-environment? No, says Allan Dale, and Queensland's new government has the chance to prove it.
Not a clear solution to young people’s problems.
Conservative and Labour proposals for young jobseekers have different rhetoric, but both miss the point.
A little employee love goes a long way. Southwest Airlines shows how a company can be rewarded for valuing its workers.
The economy is creating the most jobs in 15 years, but only a substantial investment in our crumbling infrastructure and underpaid workforce will ensure they last.
A natural gas well in Bradford County, PA.
In a surprise decision that led to consternation in the oil and gas industry and elation among fracking opponents, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in December banned fracking in the state. He attributed…
Finding a job can be hard work – luckily, knowing which unemployment figures to pay attention to is much easier.
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Queensland unemployment recently plummeted – or did it? Whether you’re a Queenslander getting ready to vote in the January 31 state election, or simply someone interested in employment trends in Australia…
The Queensland government says the state’s economy is powering ahead – but while job creation has been a positive, new analysis reveals some surprising economic trends.
Judging from the first week of campaigning, the 2015 Queensland election is going to be very much about economics – and jobs in particular. On the one hand, Premier Campbell Newman and his Liberal National…