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BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Jobs up, unemployment down, but real wages keep on falling The Australian labour market remains defiant in the face of rising interest rates, adding 32,000 additional jobs in October. The unemployment rate fell back to 3.4 per cent, equalling the... Read article 23 November 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Western Australia’s trade and economic relationship with China Alan Duncan, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre was approached by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) to evaluate the benefits of Western Australia’s trade, export and investment activity with China to the State’s households. China is the second largest economy in the... Read article 9 November 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2022 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Growing signs the labour market has peaked While there were minimal changes in the key labour force figures from August to September 2022, the latest data reinforce our assessment that the labour market has peaked for the current cycle and... Read article 28 October 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Religion and Environment in Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics Astghik Mavisakalyan, Swati Sharma A large body of literature is concerned with understanding the determinants of individual- and country-level differences in environmental attitudes, behaviors, and policies. One important factor underlying such differences that has been put forward and explored in this literature is religion.... Read article 21 October 2022Journal Articles Read More