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.
Universities shouldn’t only attend to the knowledge and skills graduates need for work but also the factors that give graduates a better chance of earning a living and participating in society.
The Fair Work Commission has shown it can still provide important economic leadership.
Nigeria’s economy is in bad shape. This has affected its ability to create jobs.
Australia has a long history of making unemployment support contingent on the idea of “deservedness”. JobSeeker rules are an extension of that.
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.
We’ve tested the claim that overworkers have no choice, and found it wanting.
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.
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.
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.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
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.
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. Social enterprises enable small steps; governments can do much more.
Focusing on the gender wage gap means we don’t address increasing insecure work. Women face both higher unemployment and underemployment rates than men.
Too many able-bodied Paraguayans are underemployed, fuelling frustration and entrenching inequality.