Unemployment

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Employment minister says it’s ‘too late’ to abandon Coalition’s points-based jobseeker payment system
Tony Burke aims to make scheme ‘logical’, despite unemployment advocates’ calls for halt to controversial program

Sarah Martin

19, Jun, 2022 @5:15 AM

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Employment minister urged to delay rollout of points-based system for jobseekers
Survey of unemployed people suggests ‘harm was actually being designed into the system’, academic says

Luke Henriques-Gomes

15, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Plibersek says Albanese has a ‘tough job’ as polls tighten – as it happened
Follow all the day’s developments live

Tory Shepherd and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

19, May, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Australia’s jobless rate at 50-year low of 3.9% but fewer positions added in April than predicted
The labour force figures are the final piece of economic data before the federal election and will be welcomed by the Coalition

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

19, May, 2022 @2:45 AM

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In an age of low unemployment in Australia, what about those locked out of the jobs market?
Governments have long ignored a fast-growing cohort of people who live with illness or disability that prevents them from working

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

18, May, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Australia’s March unemployment rate steady at record low 4%, despite expectations of fall
Australia’s economy added more than 20,000 new jobs in March, as experts warn of workforce shortage

Peter Hannam

14, Apr, 2022 @5:14 AM

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It’s more important to know the impact of your policies than to know economic figures off-hand | Greg Jericho
If there’s ever a moment where the PM needs to know the exact unemployment rate without looking at the internet, we’re all truly stuffed

Greg Jericho

13, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Factcheck: are Coalition claims Labor’s pandemic policies would have cost an extra $81bn accurate?
Scott Morrison has backed up Covid claim first made by Simon Birmingham, but shadow finance minister dismisses numbers as ‘dodgy’

Paul Karp

13, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Key independents say they will push next Australian government to lift jobseeker payment
Incumbent MPs and first-time ‘teal’ candidates say unemployment benefit below poverty line is unacceptable

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

13, Apr, 2022 @5:46 AM

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Australia’s official unemployment rate predicted to fall below 4% as staff shortages bite
Jobless rate set to sink to lowest rate since 1974 as employers say finding workers is ‘No 1 issue’, despite offering higher wages

Peter Hannam

12, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Factcheck: did the Coalition create 1.9 million jobs? Will it create 1.3 million more?
Scott Morrison’s government takes credit for job creation, but experts say the increase is driven largely by population growth

Paul Karp

12, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Federal budget 2022: Josh Frydenberg promises cash splash for households with billions on offer
Extra tax cut for 10 million low and middle income workers worth up to $420 – while fuel excise will be slashed for next six months

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

29, Mar, 2022 @9:55 AM

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