Publications

 

BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan Unemployment rate edges over 4 per cent despite solid employment growth, albeit only in part-time jobs. Vacancies and wages moderate, consistent with a gradual softening in the labour market. A rapid fall in the rate of employment growth and/or in... Read article 20 May 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2023 Alan Duncan, Caroline Stewart 2023 was another busy year for the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). BCEC’s publications were widely read with almost 7,000 downloads. Media mentioning BCEC was widely consumed, reaching nearly 20 million people across television, print, radio and online. Thematically, housing... Read article 1 May 2024Annual Report Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – March 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Labour market remains strong, with few signs yet of the softening in labour demand anticipated as a result of higher interest rates. — — Resilience underscored as headline unemployment rate remains below 4 per cent, along with growth in... Read article 22 April 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Employment jumps by 116,500 workers in February, or 0.8 per cent in a single month. — — Headline unemployment rate tumbles back to 3.7 per cent, down from 4.1 per cent in January. — — Robust labour market erodes... Read article 27 March 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Presentation: Employment and disability in Australia Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan View the presentation by lead authors Professor Mike Dockery, Principal Research Fellow, and Professor Alan Duncan, Director, both of Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, from the launch of the report Employment and disability in Australia: Improving employment outcomes for people with disability, on... Read article 14 March 2024Focus on The States  |  Presentations Read More
Employment and disability in Australia: Improving employment outcomes for people with disability Alex Buckland, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos, Chris Twomey, Lili Loan Vu Employment and disability in Australia, the tenth report in the BCEC Focus on the States series, looks at improving employment outcomes for people with disability in Australia. The report reveals that there has been no improvement in employment rates for people... Read article 13 March 2024BCEC Reports  |  Focus on The States Read More
Easy Read: Employment and disability in Australia This is a research report from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. We wanted to do this research to make things better for people with disability to get a job. We also wanted to find out what is being done now... Read article 13 March 2024BCEC Reports  |  Focus on The States Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Unemployment rate inches over 4 per cent for first time in two years. — — Other major labour market aggregates largely unchanged. — — Fall in vacancies gaining momentum in eastern seaboard. — Is the Australian labour market holding... Read article 19 February 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery — Volatile employment figures show 65,100 jobs shed in December. — — Other indicators suggest this overstates the rate at which the labour market is weakening. — — Expect interest rates to stay on hold when the Reserve Bank Board... Read article 23 January 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – November 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery – Surprise pre-Christmas jump in full-time employment: up by 0.6% in November – – Participation rate leaps to 67.2 per cent, 0.2ppt – – MYEFO projections banking on deteriorating jobs growth in coming quarters – Jobs figures strong, but estimates... Read article 18 December 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Trust a few: natural disasters and the formation of trust in Africa Robert Mackay, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi Individuals are at their most mental plasticity in their impressionable years (ages 18–25 years) forming long-term attitudes and behaviours essential to functioning in a society, such as trust. In this paper we ask how exposure to natural disasters within the... Read article 1 December 2023Working Papers Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery – Inflation and interest rates to stay high for longer – – Labour market stubbornly resilient, as jobs grow by 55,000 nationally – – Real wages to keep falling in coming quarters – Jobs data in line with revised expectations... Read article 20 November 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More