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Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu The eighth report in the Gender Equity Insights series from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) looks at the gender equality strategies at nearly 4,800 Australian employers to determine what factors are accelerating... Read article 5 October 2023Gender Equity Insights Read More
Executive Summary: Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu The BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights 2023 Executive Summary is a printable summary of the key findings and infographics from this year’s report, Gender Equity Insights 2023: Accelerating the pace of change, which looks at the gender equality strategies at nearly... Read article 4 October 2023Gender Equity Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Strong growth in part-time jobs keeps unemployment rate steady at 3.7 per cent as participation rises. — — Female employment rebounds from July slide. — — Australia’s labour force participation rate hits all time high of 67.0 per cent.... Read article 19 September 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Employment stagnates, unemployment rate rises from 3.5 per cent to 3.7 per cent. — — Real wages remain low, little prospect for growth in coming quarters. — — Data only weaker for women, and may not reflect a general... Read article 24 August 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – June 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery — NSW unemployment rate hits record low as eastern states continue to drive strong labour market. — — Labour market absorbing growth in the working-age population of 50,000 persons every month, with little sign of labour demand weakening. — —... Read article 27 July 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Trading Up: International trade futures and the Western Australian economy Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Mohammad Farhad, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos The eighth report in the BCEC Focus on Industry report series, Trading Up: International trade futures and the Western Australian economy, examines the benefits, opportunities and challenges that exist for the WA economy in relation to trade and investment. The... Read article 21 July 2023Economic Policy  |  BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – May 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Eastern seaboard jobs surge defies monetary policy tightening. — — Unemployment rate drops 0.1ppt to 3.6 per cent. — — Labour force participation rate and rate of growth of working-age population hit new highs. — — Odds have shortened... Read article 21 June 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Employment falls and unemployment rate rises, but no clear signs of a slowdown as vacancies and hours worked increase in April 2023. — — Nominal wages rise but real wages continue to fall as wage growth fails to keep... Read article 31 May 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Presentation – Housing Affordability in Western Australia 2023: Building for the future Alan Duncan, Steven Rowley View the presentation by Professor Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, and Professor Steven Rowley, Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute – Curtin Research Centre, from the launch of the report Housing Affordability in Western Australia 2023: Building... Read article 5 May 2023Presentations Read More
Housing Affordability in Western Australia 2023: Building for the future Alex Buckland, Adam Crowe, Alan Duncan, Steven Rowley, Ryan Brierty The latest report in the BCEC Focus on WA report series, Housing Affordability in Western Australia 2023: Building for the future, compares housing affordability in WA to other jurisdictions for both homeowners and renters to get a sense of where WA sits. This... Read article 5 May 2023Focus on WA Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2022 Alan Duncan, Joanna Holcombe, Caroline Stewart In the uncertain and volatile times that we have experienced during the last few years it has never been more important to have available strong, independent, and trusted research that addresses the critical issues affecting society. With COVID-19, the housing... Read article 5 April 2023Annual Report Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Labour market rebounds with 64,600 new jobs in February, at odds with anticipated weakening. Strong outcome primarily driven by rising employment in Victoria. February’s labour market data makes the Reserve Bank’s next interest rate decision a line call. The soft... Read article 21 March 2023 Read More