Unemployment figures don’t always tell the full story when it comes to the state of jobs in Australia. Joel Carrett/AAP

Business Briefing: jobs and growth in an election

Business Briefing: jobs and growth in an election.

Both the government and opposition are campaigning hard on their abilities as economic managers and jobs and growth have been the Coalition’s election cry. But is creating jobs really all that simple and what kind are needed in the Australian economy?

Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Melbourne Institute, Roger Wilkins explains what a healthy level of unemployment is in our economy. He also has some bad news for all those depending on election cash splashes to create jobs.