Insight: Australia April Data May Show Jobless Rate Below 8%

By Sophia Rodrigues

A recent data showing sharp rise in benefits paid to jobseekers and youth may not be comparable to number of unemployed in the labor force survey, making it less likely the jobless rate would rise as high as 8% in the...

01 May 2020, 07:28 PM
Analysis: ABS Imputation Options Could Prevent Sharp Australia Q2...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Faced with the challenge of measuring inflation in the COVID-19 world where certain expenditure is close to zero because of restrictions on those activities, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has decided it will con...

29 Apr 2020, 04:16 PM
OPINION: Uncle Morrison, Thumbs Up to your Jobkeeper Policy

By Sophia Rodrigues

“I think Uncle Morrison has been very smart with the Jobkeeper policy,” said Delilah to me one evening.

“How’s that?” I asked, curious that Delilah is finally showing some inter...

29 Apr 2020, 09:45 AM
Insight: Australia Confident of Demand for Govt Bonds as Foreign...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian government’s market borrowing is expected to continue at an elevated pace this year but strong demand from foreign investors, including Japanese investors, is expected to ensure bond tenders will...

28 Apr 2020, 01:58 PM
Analysis: Why ABS’ Weekly Payrolls Data May Have Overstated Emplo...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Australia’s first weekly payrolls and jobs data may have overstated the fall in employment because the decline in jobs and wages doesn’t necessarily translate to the same drop in employed workers.

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24 Apr 2020, 09:06 AM
Australian Govt, RBA May Be in Talks to Expand Overdraft to Manag...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian government’s debt manager and the Reserve Bank of Australia may in talks to enhance overdraft facility to enable smooth management of the government’s huge funding task when conditions turn...

16 Apr 2020, 12:48 PM