Posts Tagged ‘participation rate’

Australia confirmed as New Zealand’s poor jobs cousin

Earlier this year I wrote about New Zealand’s improved economic performance and how it was putting Australia in the shade.   The official data released since that blog only further highlights the strengthening of New Zealand’s position.   Consider the following comparative data:   Area   New Zealand   Australia*   June 2014 total employment…

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The hidden candidate gold mine: 400,000 part-timers almost available

At the end of last year, the ABS released its Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2012 to June 2013 (catalogue 6239.0). This survey revealed some fascinating information about the Australian workforce: Of those 9.4 million people, aged 18 years and over, who did not work full-time, approximately 2.6 million (or 28%) indicated that…

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