The nation has very low unemployment figures, but that masks a complex labour market.
Despite regular incidents of anti-migrant violence, peaceful and mutually beneficial relationships between South Africans and migrants can and do exist.
Street traders in South Africa play a significant role in the country’s economic and social development and deserve to be protected in terms of the Constitution.
The Federal Reserve is expected to lift interest rates a half point at its next meeting and more in the coming months, but it may be too late to forestall an economic downturn.
Informal sector organisations in Zimbabwe have the potential to influence politics at a personal and societal level.
You might be surprised to know that many unemployed Australians are not on unemployment benefits. And then came COVID – which saw a big shift in how many people were able and willing to claim.
South Africans are increasingly dissatisfied with democracy because of its failure to address inequality.
Two key economic indicators are the key to predicting most of the past 120 years of federal elections results – including ones the polls have famously got wrong.
Even the government’s pledge of 1.3 million extra jobs might not be enough to keep unemployment below 4%. The pledge ought to be the unemployment rate itself.
While everyone’s talking about Anthony Albanese’s campaign stumble, the more extraordinary thing is that unemployment is actually set to fall below 4%. A 60-year low of 3% is now within sight.
Nigerian youth have increasingly been resisting and expressing their dissatisfaction with toxic workplaces.
The president’s business reforms are not to everyone’s liking, but they seem to be producing results.
Investment in green technologies in sectors which cause significant environmental pollution can create a double dividend.
A new report on the ongoing impact of the pandemic on social service providers in Victoria found jobs and labour force participation are far from fully recovered.
Ending violence against foreigners can only happen by first recognising – and addressing – the hazards of South Africa’s crumbling system of indirect rule.
Social security reforms are needed that include support for the long-term and chronically unemployed and informal workers.
Politics is turning into a playground for the country’s elite in the absence of other avenues through which to rise to fame – and fortune.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and resulting sanctions are causing oil prices to spike, which is putting more pressure on inflation and increasing the risk of recession.
When researchers examined the outcomes for cases to discharge student loan debt, they found that judges are often biased against people based on their gender and other factors.
The number of retirees at risk of poverty is growing, making them three times more likely to experience poverty than any other age group.