Articles tagged labour force

Unemployment rose slightly in the June quarter, fuelling speculation the economy is slowing and may need more stimulation to get to full employment, Thomas Coughlan reports.


Unemployment's fall to a nine-year low of 4.5 percent begs the question for interest rate setters: has the economy revved so hard that it is about to generate inflation? Bernard Hickey looks under the hood and finds a higher performance engine.

For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column in which I say this week's jobs figures may look fantastic, but they disguise flat real GDP per hour worked and an essentially stagnant economy where renters, the young and the unemployed have missed out.