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.
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2021
Restrictions come and restrictions go With NSW, Victoria and the ACT all in lockdown during the 29 August to 11 September reference period for the most recent labour force survey, COVID-19 continues to stifle the national labour market. The September... Read article
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – September 2021
This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. WA’s economic performance continues to impress WA’s AFL teams did not manage to make finals this year, but WA’s ability to host the 2021... Read article
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2021
Lockdowns strike again in the East At the national level, the latest labour force figures can offer little more than a confirmation that the labour market had been recovering nicely until the economy was plunged into another round of lockdowns,... Read article
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – June 2021
Labour market strong in June but likely to unravel fast The latest labour force figures from the ABS revealed the continued strength of the Australian labour market, with the unemployment rate falling to a ten year low of 4.9 per... Read article