WA Economy

While the Western Australian economy has had a sustained period of continuous economic growth, successive governments, policy-makers, businesses and individuals continue to grapple with the policy dilemmas of a changing economic landscape, slow productivity growth, and disruptive technologies.

This research theme aims to provide insights into the changing WA economy, based on the most up-to-date data and independent research, to ensure economic agents can better understand the complexities of the economy, its growth trajectory as well as future growth opportunities and challenges.

The WA Economy research theme also provides a monthly update on WA’s labour market within an Australian context, with our BCEC Monthly Labour Market Updates. A detailed WA economic update is also available through the BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary. These outputs ensure analysis on critical economic indicators is available on a regular and frequent basis.

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BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery 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. August’s rebound in the labour market surprised everyone, with... Read article 18 September 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery Pace of labour market recovery slowing In last month’s MLMU we saw that 211,000 of the 835,000 jobs lost between April and May were recovered in June, along with over a third of the hours lost. This month, in the... Read article 14 August 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – June 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery 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. A labour market in recovery The latest labour market... Read article 17 July 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – July 2020 Rebecca Cassells, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. Key findings from this edition include: A stress test that requires new thinking and smart investments for long term growth Across the nation, the... Read article 10 July 2020Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – May 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery 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. Over the worst of it? The initial shock of... Read article 26 June 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The unemployment shock The latest labour market figures look dire to say the least. Massive employment losses and thousands of people working fewer hours than they would like to. Headline figures show employment losses of 600,000 people, which takes Australia’s... Read article 18 May 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More