Life on social welfare can feel 'soul destroying'. The May 20 Budget could start to fix that — but an unemployment insurance scheme isn't the right solution.
The budget is Australia's State of the Union. It's the only night of the year the government sets out a program against which it can be held accountable.
47 of the 60 leading economists surveyed by the Economic Society and The Conversation back the Treasurer's decision to aim for an unemployment rate of less than 5%.
If the best people management practices of the formal economy were to be deployed in the informal economy, new avenues of stimulating economic and life empowerment may be opened.
Nigeria's economy is in bad shape. This has affected its ability to create jobs.
The government will aim at driving unemployment below pre-pandemic levels and avoid any sharp pivot towards “austerity” in its May 11 budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will say on Thursday.
Debt relief would improve Caribbean states' response to global crises.
The recession was pinked-tinged, but so has been the recovery.
Most pandemic policies have benefited those already best off in US society and ignored people for whom neither mass shutdowns nor reopening offer relief.
Despite bleak employment outlooks, college graduates can take some simple steps to boost their chances of finding a job, a veteran career services counselor says.
South Africa is producing an oversupply of graduates in fields that don't support economic growth.
Canadians who had poor finances and health were more likely to report financial stress across the first several months of the pandemic.
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.