Jobs up most in a decade, but record fall in mining

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Employment by Industry Industry employment: Employment rose by 119,800 over the three months to August – the biggest quarterly increase in over almost a decade (since November 2004). Mining jobs fall: Mining employment fell by a record 27,100 jobs in the August quarter. More jobs in Education than Manufacturing. The number of people employed in the Education […]

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Largest jobs gains on record… apparently

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Labour force; Chinese inflation Jobs gains: Employment rose by a record high 121,000 in August after falling by a revised 4,100 in July (previously reported as a 300 fall in jobs). Full-time jobs rose by 14,300 in August after rising by 15,400 in July. Part-time jobs rose by 106,700 in August after falling by 4,100 in […]

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Where the Big Employers are

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What do the figures show and what does it all mean? When you think of big employers, you tend to think of major banks, retailers or mining companies. But if you are looking at the industries which have a big concentration of firms employing more than 200 people, you may be surprised at the results. “Big […]

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Job market winners and losers

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Detailed labour market data Industry employment: Employment rose by 50,100 over the three months to February – the biggest quarterly increase in year. Employment rose in 12 of the 19 industry sectors. The largest job gains was in Health Care and Social Assistance (up 28,100), followed by Other Services (up 24,300), and Education & Training (up […]

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2013 – Weakest job creation in 17 years

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Labour force Jobs down: Employment fell by 22,600 in December after a revised 10,500 gain in jobs in November (previously reported as a 21,000 increase in jobs). Full-time jobs fell by 31,600 in December and part-time jobs rose by 9,000. In the 2013 calendar year just 54,600 jobs were created, marking the weakest result for a calendar […]

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Job losses but Aussies work longer hours

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Labour force; Chinese trade data Jobs & jobless rate: Employment fell by 10,200 in July after rising by a revised to 9,300 jobs created in June (previously reported as a 10,300 rise in jobs). The unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 per cent in July – a four year high. The participation rate fell from 65.3 per […]

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Commsec: Unemployment rate lifts to 4-year high

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Labour force Jobs & jobless rate: Employment rose by 10,300 in June after falling by a revised 700 jobs in May (previously reported as a 1,100 rise in jobs). Economists had expected a flat result. The unemployment rate rose from 5.6 per cent to 5.7 per cent in June – a near four year high. The participation […]

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Household wealth levels hit record highs

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In summary Wealthier: Net household financial wealth per capita rose from $73,352 to $75,955 in the March quarter. up 22.1 per cent over the past year and up 14.6 per cent over the past three years. Over the past decade per capita wealth is up 103.7 per cent. Cashed up: Pension fund (superannuation fund) assets rose by […]

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Investor snapshot: US next phase; Population up; Retail leads jobs

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In brief: US Monetary Policy; Population; Employment by industry ¾ US Monetary Policy: Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has signalled a new phase for the US economy. But bond buying (printing cash) won’t end any time soon. ¾ Population: Australia’s population grew by 1.75 per cent over the year to December – the fastest rate […]

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The secret to getting interviewing right #1

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If there is one critical element of the recruitment process you need to get right, it is how you go about conducting interviews. All too often an employer will take an ad hoc approach, taking little time to prepare for the interview. What transpires is often a meandering discussion where most of the core areas […]

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