The longer someone is unemployed, the worse their mental health gets and this can also hinder them from finding another job, research shows.
The latest economic research suggests there are better ways to narrow the gap between the richest and the poorest.
A survey has found more reports of discrimination than positive treatment of job seekers with a mental illness.
It's a turbulent time for the global economy – here's what to expect.
With the local government elections set to take place within the next seven months, it is worth considering what impact the recent upsurge in protests will have on the country's political future.
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?
Providing citizens with a basic income has shown signs of success in lifting people out of poverty, but more importantly the idea is transforming the way we think about inequality.
There are some sage lessons from Canada on what happens when an educated young workforce can't find work.
Five million people work in the U.S. transportation sector. It's unclear where they'll end up as driverless technology takes off.
South Africa's transition into democracy involved compromises that left white privilege intact and black poverty undiminished. Here are a dozen of Mandela's economic deals that need to be undone.
Working in a care home should come with better career prospects.
Simulations indicate that the introduction of a national minimum wage in South Africa could boost household consumption and economic growth as well as reduce inequality and poverty.
Young people's transition to work is prolonged and highly precarious. An entry-level job becomes a career, savings become subsistence, weekend shifts become lifelines. It doesn't have to be this way.
Many hidden obstacles confront Australia's older workers, so what workplace changes can be made to maximise the benefits and reduce the problems of an ageing population?
Indonesia has a large young workforce. But this can be a problem if they can't find jobs.
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.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
Despite economic hardships, young people haven't been pushed into crime. But can we trust the data?
South Africa needs to spend more to stimulate economic growth. But this should not be unproductive or wasteful expenditure.
Might the lessons of Australia’s super-efficient welfare system offer a potential way forward for the development of a basic income – a universal, low but adequate payment?