Australia has a long history of making unemployment support contingent on the idea of "deservedness". JobSeeker rules are an extension of that.
The number of people seeking jobless benefits has soared during the pandemic.
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The widely reported unemployment rate – currently 6.3% – doesn't fully reflect the reality of joblessness in the US economy.
The inadequacy of the Newstart payment was recognised long before the pandemic. We shouldn't go back to it.
More than eight out of 10 self-employed Australians have taken a significant financial hit from COVID-19, new ANUpoll data shows.
Few Australians keep working long hours for long, unless they really, really like their jobs.
We've tested the claim that overworkers have no choice, and found it wanting.
Explicitly teaching graduate students project management - a skill set they typically learn through trial and error - could mean better research and employability.
Graduate students have much to offer the non-academic workforce based on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Universities need to help them articulate these skills for employers.
Uber has sparked protests around the world. It is seen as exploiting its own drivers and harming those employed in regulated taxi industries.
Many Uber drivers do their job because the alternatives are worse. It's an unhappy work choice faced by an increasing number of Australians.
Part six of The Anthill podcast's India Tomorrow series focuses on the concerns of young Indians.
The unemployment rate is 4.9%, but the underemployment rate is 8.1%
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
India’s youths, an eighth of the world’s population, are facing a growing unemployment crisis. Australia must engage with this global demographic, for our own benefit and theirs.
Underemployment and stagnant wages may be strong signs of worker insecurity in the face of relentless cost-cutting.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
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.
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The economic models we used in the past haven't adjusted for the realities of today, like diminished union power and underemployment.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it’s not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness.
Big Issue sellers get social contact and dignity out of their work, but it's not a secure pathway out of poverty and homelessness. Social enterprises enable small steps; governments can do much more.
Beyond the gender wage gap there is a problem of persistent underemployment.
Focusing on the gender wage gap means we don't address increasing insecure work. Women face both higher unemployment and underemployment rates than men.
Paraguayan farmers are demanding agrarian reforms that would restore lost jobs to the countryside.
Too many able-bodied Paraguayans are underemployed, fuelling frustration and entrenching inequality.
The government’s budget documents are full of forecasts about where the economy is headed.
The budget is full of forecasts about where the economy is going, but other indicators are often more helpful.
What happens to China's millions of university graduates.
The report says young people are much more likely to be in casual and part-time work than at the turn of the century.
Underemployment among young people is now at its highest in the 40 years since it has been officially counted, according to a report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence released on Monday.
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.