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Presentation: Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry Adam Crowe, Alan Duncan View the presentation by lead authors Dr Adam Crowe, Research Fellow, Curtin AHURI Research Centre, and Professo Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, from the launch of the report Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry, on... Read article 18 July 2024Presentations Read More
Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry Adam Crowe, Alan Duncan, Steven Rowley Watch the full report launch online here, and access the presentation slides here. Building the Dream, the ninth report in the BCEC Focus on Industry series, reveals that at current rates of dwelling completion, Western Australia will fall well short... Read article 10 July 2024Focus on Industry Read More
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
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
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
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
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