The labour market is arguably the most important market in any economy. It is where people find jobs and where businesses find workers. It is where most people’s pre-tax incomes are determined. And it is a primary focus of economic policy. It is also, of course, much more than simply ‘a market’.
Presentation to the National Apprentice Employment Network’s Annual Conference – 16th March 2022Labour Market, The Australian Economy | 16th March 2022
A ‘state of the nation’ presentation to the 2022 conference of the National Apprentice Employment Network, which represents and brings together Group Training Organizations who recruit, select and employ apprentices and trainees, and place them with host businesses.
The effective rate of unemploymentLabour Market, The Australian Economy | 11th August 2021
A submission to the Senate Select Committee on Job Security, examining the difference between the unemployment rate as published (in accordance with long-standing international statistical conventions) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and alternative measures which take account of some of the ways in which Covid-19 (and the restrictions imposed in response to it) have […]
The Future of Work – SydneyLabour Market, The Australian Economy | 25th May 2021
Talk to a conference on “The Future of Work” hosted by ISPT (an industry superannuation funds property trust) in Sydney on 26th May 2021, which looks at the prospects for, and implications of, an increase in the proportion of employees “working from home” in the aftermath of Covid-19
The Future of WorkLabour Market, The Australian Economy | 4th May 2021
Talk to a conference on “The Future of Work” hosted by ISPT (an industry superannuation funds property trust) in Canberra on 4th May 2021, which looks at the prospects for, and implications of, an increase in the proportion of employees “working from home” in the aftermath of Covid-19
Insecurity, Inequality and the Labour MarketLabour Market | 2nd November 2017
Presentation to the Jobs Australia annual conference held in Hobart on 2nd November 2017. This presentation looks at, among other things, suggestions that a large proportion of jobs will be replaced by computers, robots and algorithms.
Labour Market Flexibility and Australia’s Experience of the Global Financial CrisisEconomic Policies, Labour Market | 15th November 2009
Paper prepared by Saul Eslake, Program Director – Productivity Growth The Grattan Institute, 15th November 2009
Workplace Relations Reform: Examining the Economic DataLabour Market | 25th October 2005
Address to a conference sponsored by The Australian Financial Review, 25th October 2005