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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
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery — Labour market weakens, but headline unemployment rate falls. — — Exodus of males from the labour force as male participation rate falls 0.7ppt to 71.0 per cent; female participation rate returns to 62.7 per cent record high. — —... Read article 24 October 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Presentation: The Benefits of Australia’s Trade and Economic Relationship with China Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Abebe Hailemariam, Alex Buckland, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos, Mohammad Farhad Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), BCEC has released preliminary findings from an upcoming report on the Benefits of Australia’s Trade and Economic Relationship with China. Presented at an ACBC event at Parliament House on the 18th October,... Read article 17 October 2023Presentations Read More
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
Women’s work: myth or reality? Occupational feminism and women’s job satisfaction in Australia Michael Dockery, Sandra Buchler Data on men and women’s job satisfaction conditional upon the degree of feminisation of their occupation are used to explore potential causes of occupational segregation by gender in the Australian labour market. We find some evidence for the notion of... Read article 13 June 2023Journal Articles 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