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WA unemployment rate jumps but Treasurer says job market on the right track

WA unemployment rate jumps but Treasurer says job market on the right track

There are now 97,600 unemployed people in WA, up nearly 7000 from December 2018 and 17,000 from January 2018.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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'Blew me away': record low unemployment figures but problems in the bush
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'Blew me away': record low unemployment figures but problems in the bush

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Coalition's vision for the state and the unemployment rates are the proof.

  • by Esther Han and Lisa Visentin
Year starts with a surge in full-time jobs as unemployment rate holds steady
Breaking

Year starts with a surge in full-time jobs as unemployment rate holds steady

Jobless rate steady at 5 per cent despite big lift in full time employment

  • by Shane Wright
It’s time to reconfigure our social insecurity system
Opinion
Opinion

It’s time to reconfigure our social insecurity system

It is hard for us to imagine that we once felt proud that we could develop a social security system designed to prevent people from living in poverty.

  • by John Falzon
Bookmark this page, here are the KPIs the Premier will use to judge his performance
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Bookmark this page, here are the KPIs the Premier will use to judge his performance

Premier Mark McGowan has released 12 key performance indicators the state government will use to target important issues facing Western Australia.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Dock workers locked out for nine days in wages dispute
Jobs

Dock workers locked out for nine days in wages dispute

Port Kembla dock workers have been locked out for the second time in a month in an industrial dispute over wages and job security.

  • by Anna Patty
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Data wizard exodus potentially harmful to WA economy
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Data wizard exodus potentially harmful to WA economy

WA is losing skilled data science graduates to over east and overseas but one of WA’s biggest IT employers is fighting for them to stay.

  • by Hamish Hastie
A 'third way': the controversial push for a new type of worker
Gig economy

A 'third way': the controversial push for a new type of worker

Legal experts say the proposed "third way" is just a new way of denying workers the full range of benefits.

  • by Anna Patty
One-fifth of Australian adults have limited literacy and numeracy: OECD
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One-fifth of Australian adults have limited literacy and numeracy: OECD

The findings come amid widespread changes in job markets globally, with 14 per cent of jobs analysed across 32 OECD countries set to become fully automated.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
'Welfare to nowhere': Senate committee slams government job program
Public service

'Welfare to nowhere': Senate committee slams government job program

The report comes as the government weighs a major overhaul of the program designed to help the unemployed.

  • by Sally Whyte
The one-hour week and other damned lies in our job statistics
Opinion
Opinion

The one-hour week and other damned lies in our job statistics

The "good news" on jobs masks the truer story of the gig economy and underemployment. It's time we changed the stats.

  • by Nick Dyrenfurth