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Queensland has the worst unemployment rate in the nation

Queensland has the worst unemployment rate in the nation

Queensland is now "outright last and going further backwards" on employment.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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Employment works in RBA's favour as jobs surge

Employment works in RBA's favour as jobs surge

Employment surged in October as the central bank's record-low interest rates spurred hiring, while the jobless rate remained at a six-year low despite an expanding workforce.

  • by Alex Druce & Benjamin Preiss
Wages just grew at fastest rate for three years
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Wages just grew at fastest rate for three years

While still not flying there are signs that a tightening labour market is starting to lift salaries.

  • by Peter Bateman
An anxiety epidemic is gripping the world of work
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Opinion

An anxiety epidemic is gripping the world of work

Workers are feeling insecure and not only because of the rise in casual employment and the gig economy.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Almost one in five Queensland workers likely victims of wage theft
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Almost one in five Queensland workers likely victims of wage theft

Wage theft could be costing Queensland workers more than $1 billion in lost earnings every year, a report reveals.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Engineers forced to work as Queensland cabbies as qualifications remain unrecognised
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Engineers forced to work as Queensland cabbies as qualifications remain unrecognised

The Queensland economy stands to lose $250 million in 10 years because the qualifications of migrants and refugees are not recognised.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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Where all the new jobs will be in Queensland by 2022
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Where all the new jobs will be in Queensland by 2022

The degrees with the biggest growth over the next are not where all the jobs will be.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Union plays down financial woes as battle with the bosses drags on
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Union plays down financial woes as battle with the bosses drags on

The union at the centre of a long-running dispute with US mining giant Alcoa has fallen behind on its affiliation fees to Unions WA and WA Labor.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Financial crisis hit young men hard - and they're yet to recover
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Opinion

Financial crisis hit young men hard - and they're yet to recover

The GFC turmoil resulted in a profound social shift in Australia that may bring about gender equality, a new study shows - but not in a way that will make life any easier.

  • by Matt Wade
Queensland union membership on the rise
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Queensland union membership on the rise

More than 11,000 workers joined unions associated with the Queensland Council of Unions last year.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Confidence up, but new economic report puts WA last in the nation

Confidence up, but new economic report puts WA last in the nation

Western Australia ranked last in Commsec's State of the State's report and last or second last in every single economic indicator.

  • by Hamish Hastie & Nathan Hondros