Employment

Skills mismatch a block on growth: Dr Brendan Rynne, responds to ABS quarterly jobs vacancies data

Our analysis shows Australia’s domestic labour market efficiency is falling.

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Workforce participation rate is highest since 1978

Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist, responds to the ABS labour force data

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Economy now has no spare capacity as unemployment rate hits landmark sub-4 percent

Labour shortages push hours worked up; under-employment is down; worker illness shows new ‘COVID-normal’ for businesses

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Women have been the economy’s secret weapon, but more needs to be done to close the gap

Women’s ability to step into the labour market in such large numbers is partly a reflection of the skills and expertise they have to offer, which are currently in high demand.

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Super-low unemployment rate puts more focus on RBA

A forecast of a further six 25bp rises over the rest of the year will add to the pressure facing the RBA Board to raise Australia’s cash rate sooner rather than later.

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‘Very strong’ result for unemployment rate figures. Dr Brendan Rynne, KPMG Chief Economist responds to ABS monthly labour data

Despite Omicron surging through the community during the summer holiday period Australia’s unemployment rate was maintained at a near-record low of 4.2 percent.

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We have never had as many people at work in this country than right now

KPMG comments on today’s ABS jobs data

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Dr Brendan Rynne, Chief Economist analysis of ABS October figures

To some degree, this month’s figures represent a blip – the payroll data released yesterday by the ABS shows this hike in the unemployment rate will be temporary.

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What Happens Next? The Big Leap: Making a meaningful career.

This episode looks at those people who are able to reinvent themselves successfully time and time again.

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Underemployment stubbornly high, but signs of a rebound next month

Jodie Patron, KPMG Senior Economist comments on the latest ABS labour data

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Fall in employment accelerates as lockdowns continue

Jodie Patron, KPMG Senior Economist, responds to ABS August jobs data

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Lowest unemployment figures for 13 years disguise a country divide. June improvement reversed by July lockdowns

The latest ABS jobs data shows state variations, driven by the latest COVID-19 lockdowns which have again divided the economy.

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Jodie Patron, Senior Economist, KPMG, comments on today’s unemployment figures

The headline of today’s ABS jobs figure is very positive – the lowest unemployment rate for a decade.

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