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Go Your Own WA: Recovery and regeneration for the tourism industry in Western Australia Alan Duncan, Alex Buckland, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Clayton Dias, Michael Volgger The seventh report in the BCEC Focus on Industry report series, Go Your Own Way: Recovery and regeneration for the tourism industry in Western Australia, examines the dynamics of the tourism industry before and after the COVID-19 crisis and outlines the road to... Read article 3 March 2023BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Evidence of downturn builds, but unlikely to save mortgage holders from further pain Can we get inflation under control without driving the economy into recession? That’s the big challenge for Australian policy-makers for 2023. After eight consecutive interest rate rises... Read article 17 February 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Despite little change, December figures may mark a turning point Nationally, there was minimal movement in the main labour force aggregates in December. Total employment fell marginally, by 14,600 jobs or one tenth of a per cent, the participation rate... Read article 23 January 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – November 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan No November pain for employment, only for borrowers Estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force survey for November show no signs of the anticipated economic downturn. The national labour market managed to absorb a surprising 71,300 new... Read article 19 December 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Towards a healthy and safe workforce in the mining industry: A review and mapping of current practice Alan Duncan, Jaslin Kalsi, Astghik Mavisakalyan The Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) Landmark Study is a four-year research and evaluation project led by ARC Laureate Professor Sharon Parker at the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University. The Landmark Study was commissioned by the... Read article 26 November 2022Research Reports Read More
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
Gender Equity Insights 2022: The state of inequality in Australia Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar Missed the online report launch? You can watch it on YouTube here. The seventh edition of the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights series looks at Australia’s gender pay gap and finds that it could narrow by a third if a more... Read article 20 October 2022BCEC Reports  |  Gender Equity Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2022 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan The other side of the summit … After eight months of very strong jobs growth driving the national unemployment rate down to 3.5 per cent in June 2022, the July and now August figures suggest the labour market may have... Read article 3 October 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Bridging the Gap: Population, skills and labour market adjustment in WA Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Chris Twomey, Lili Loan Vu This sixteenth report in the Focus on WA series takes a rigorous look at skills shortages and labour market dynamics in the WA labour market and provides a fresh conceptual look at what skills shortages are, new empirical evidence on... Read article 9 September 2022BCEC Reports  |  Focus on WA Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Coming in for a soft landing? Despite the national unemployment... Read article 24 August 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More