People finishing tertiary education can now expect to take 4.7 years on average to find full-time work.
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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.
Mine workers walking outside a hostel in Rustenburg. A national minimum wage could help narrow the income gap.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
How can workers fight for higher wages in today’s economy?
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The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
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.
Owning a home will remain just a dream for many Australians.
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Treasurer Joe Hockey doesn't believe Sydney housing is unaffordable. The data suggests otherwise.
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.
South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago is the third since the bank adopted a more transparent way of operating.
The South African Reserve Bank is a fine example of clear communication of the decision whether to hold, increase, or decrease interest rates. It also gives clear signals of future decisions.
Despite increases in education attainment, the educated youth in sub-Saharan Africa find that there are no jobs suited to their levels of education.
School enrolment rates in sub-Saharan Africa have increased markedly in recent years, but it is failing its newly educated young by not creating jobs commensurate with their education.
Your name’s not down.
Our immigration expert evaluates the manifestos of 16 political parties, to see how their policies on immigration stack up.
Youth unemployment is on the rise, while wages have been falling below average.
New research shows there's no evidence to justify blaming high youth unemployment on high wages.
The corporate tax wrecking ball may fall hardest on workers.
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It may sound ironic, but eliminating corporate income taxes is a progressive idea that would lift wages, investment and the economy.
Where’s the evidence on performance-related pay for teachers?
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Attracting high-performing graduates into the profession might work better than performance-related pay.
At least they paid for a raise.
Walmart's promised wage hike will help half a million of its workers make a living, but it really just shows how much America's working class struggles.
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.
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