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.
Labour migrants from other provinces into Gauteng and the Western Cape are more likely to be employed than the two provinces' permanent residents.
The inadequacy of the Newstart payment was recognised long before the pandemic. We shouldn't go back to it.
The excitement or stress experienced by candidates can energize them and increase their chances of success, according to a new study.
The economic recovery is looking more and more V-shaped, the budget recovery will be much slower.
A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments.
The experiences of some job-seekers who are also running businesses might suggest solutions to high unemployment.
Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.
Major challenges in the youth empowerment policy implementation mean that young people don’t benefit from start-up funding.
Australia has just run a real-life experiment.
Interviews with a diverse range of young people in Edinburgh and London, aged 18-26, reveal their experiences both before and during the pandemic.