Yes, most jobseekers who receive Newstart payments are also eligible for other benefits. But in many cases this is just a few dollars a fortnight to help with expenses such as electricity bills.
Part six of The Anthill podcast's India Tomorrow series focuses on the concerns of young Indians.
Expect two more interest rate cuts, but they mightn't be enough.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
Some entrepreneurship support models work better than others. Governance and structure is key to their success, or failure.
Government funding in Nigeria's education sector has been chronically low and needs to be changed.
Many employers remain unaware of the law around employing refugees and migrants – even if they could help fill staff shortages.
New research finds that people who live in areas with high unemployment in their youth are more likely to retire early.
History suggests we can run sizable budget deficits while shrinking the budget debt burden. Mid last century our leaders weren't afraid to say so.
Little is known about how many people transition between the informal and formal sectors, a phenomenon called "churning".
We have quantified the effects of twelve power station closures in five states. Local unemployment shoots up and comes down only slowly.
We've the lowest unemployment rate in eight years, but little to celebrate.
A national minimum wage could benefit young people who have jobs and stimulate those who have given up trying to find work. But those without work need additional help.
There are more than 1.3 million young Australian voters in NSW, but they feel excluded from traditional politics. To win the youth vote, politicians must address the key issues that matter to them.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
Many of the crime prevention strategies South African President Cyril Ramaphosa proposed have been tried, with few positive results.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.