Done right, JobMaker can support 100,000 jobs, but it'll have to happen soon.
Those who have been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced a loss of control. Here's how some of them dealt with it.
It's not just about the money. Raising the minimum wage would lead to happier and healthier lives for millions of Americans.
JobKeeper and the COVID Supplement to JobSeeker benefits will be gone in a week. The combined effect will be to halve some recipients' incomes and the rent they can afford.
Joblessness has become a fixture of the South African economy. Understanding the patterns of who is out of work and for how long is key to designing policies to address the problem.
The $1.9 trillion package gets a lot of stuff right, but the direct payments are not among them, argue two economists.
Australia has a long history of making unemployment support contingent on the idea of "deservedness". JobSeeker rules are an extension of that.
Philosophy can help us see how some of the implicit beliefs we hold about work are mere myths. Success isn't always due to effort, and the idea some jobs are more shameful to have than others.
Now that we are recovering from recession, there's no telling how low we could push the unemployment rate. One estimate is 3.5%.
Since the revolution, Tunisians’ call for "bread, freedom and social justice" have fallen on deaf ears.
Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. Our program could help many people whose mental health has suffered during COVID.
The government has a legal duty not to exacerbate inequalities in its policies, but this is getting forgotten during the pandemic.
The base level of JobSeeker and related payments will increase by $50 a fortnight from April 1 under changes that will also toughen the obligations on people seeking work.
It's important to get the figures right to know if we are truely out of any recession, or if we need further stimulus to help get more people into work.
The government has released the latest Tax Office breakdown of the numbers coming off the program, amid concerns its end in late March will see a rise in unemployment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened unemployment and poverty, showing the need for the government to permanently expand income support to working-age adults.
Governor Lowe believes the unemployment rate will need to fall well below 5% before inflation climbs to the point where he needs to jack up rates.
South Africa's economic recovery plan must focus on at least three areas: protecting vulnerable populations, supporting the vulnerable sectors and external trade diversification.
Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
Nearly half of formerly incarcerated Americans remain jobless for at least a year. But there are some creative solutions to this problem.