Jobs in female-dominated ‘caring’ occupations are driving both full-time and part-time employment growth in Australia.
With most new jobs going to women, their workforce participation rate is growing at nine times the rate for men. But, while participation is on track for parity in a decade, pay is another matter.
Despite a huge increase in employment, the unemployment rate is unchanged.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
A Saudi woman in a driving simulator in Riyadh.
Allowing women to drive could boost the Saudi economy: by bringing more women into the workorce and making men more productive.
In the short-run, the targeted migration program boosts workers in the target region.
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Even if policies could be found to bind new immigrants to regional areas, workers' movements would continue to weaken the long-run impact on regional populations and economies.
Rio Tinto executive Kellie Parker said that in traditionally male dominated blue collar industries like mining, the types of jobs on offer have changed due to automation.
Women have less to fear than men, and probably more to benefit, from the advent of robots.
Suzanne Phillips and Adish Gebreselase are seen at Splitt Ends Unisex Hair Design, a storefront salon in Halifax that Phillips sold to the Eritrean immigrant last year.
Provincial governments in Atlantic Canada have been trying to encourage immigrants to become entrepreneurs for more than a decade. Some are boldly answering the call.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, and arts and recreation services are much more precarious for their employees.
Despite relatively stable and low levels of unemployment, workers are increasingly concerned that their jobs are at risk.
A new study calls for additional support from government, employers and the medical profession for cancer survivors wanting to return to work.
Australia loses nearly A$2 billion of GDP every year due to people with cancer leaving the workforce.
We found the prevalence of ageism among younger people is most apparent when participants were asked about succession statements like whether older people should actively make way for the young.
Men and young people are more likely to be ageist, but few Australians are resolutely ageist in their views, a new survey finds.
Jobs have been a constant theme of the Labor government’s campaign for a second term in Queensland.
Queensland Labor claimed it has 'created 122,500 jobs – more than four times the number of jobs created under the Newman-Nicholls government'. Is that right? We asked the experts.
Theresa May: not bowing to pressure to ban zero-hours contracts.
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Two experts assess the prime minister's claim and what the evidence says about the impact of a ban.
Part-time employment will likely still be concentrated in industries such as accommodation and food services in the future.
Even though the shift towards part-time employment has actually been happening for many years, it now appears to be slowing.
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.
Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan on the campaign trail.
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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?
Despite the prominence given to underemployment, ‘overemployment’ is more pervasive in Australia.
Australia's labour market does a relatively good job of accommodating the preferences of the majority of workers. But that's not to say there's no-one who wouldn't prefer to work more – or less.
How does Australia’s economic growth shape up against the G7 countries?
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Ahead of the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, minister for defence industries Christopher Pyne said a lot of jobs were created in 2016 and Australia has the highest growth rate in the G7. Is that true?
The 8 million illegal workers currently in the US workforce contribute to US output, mainly in low-skilled jobs.
Many US voters appear to believe that deporting illegal immigrants would boost job opportunities and wages for US workers. But economic modelling suggests different conclusions.
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?
Both domestic and global economic challenges face the new Turnbull government.
The government should consider five options to increase economic growth.
Unemployment figures don’t always tell the full story when it comes to the state of jobs in Australia.
Business Briefing: jobs and growth in an election.
What is the current state of jobs in this election campaign? This podcast explores what really creates jobs and whether or not politicians have much say in it.