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19 May 2017 (AFR) - Jobs grow at fastest since 2008 - Jobless rate falls to 5.7 per cent for month of April

(19 May 2017, AFR, p2, by Jacob Greber)

‘Employment growth has matched the fastest start to a calendar year since 2008, raising a glimmer of hope that unemployment will begin trending lower this year. 72 more words

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The myth of jobs growth - » The Australian Independent Media Network

Turnbull’s “Jobs and Growth” campaign inspired many in Australia to vote for whom they believed were the better economic managers of our economy. Yet in the first quarter of their second term in office, Australia is showing declining growth in the economy and similar decline in full-time jobs, reports John Haly. 15 more words

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15 Sept 2016 (AFR) - US median incomes up sharply, poverty rate down

(15 September 2016, AFR, p12, by Don Lee)

‘Steady job growth and the biggest earnings boost in a decade helped sharply lower the poverty level in the United States last year and finally provided relief to the long-running problem of stagnant wages. 54 more words

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19 Aug 2016 (AFR) - How the census pushed the $A to US77¢ - Jobs growth makes for murky reading in census aftermath

(19 August 2016, AFR, p30, by Philip Baker)

‘It would seem the impact of the census has now reached the Australian dollar. The local unit leapt almost half of one US cent to US77.20¢ straight after the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the July  60 more words

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6 Aug 2016 (CNBC) - US created 255,000 jobs in July vs. 180,000 jobs expected

(6 August 2016, CNBC online)

‘Job creation crushed estimates in July as the economy added 255,000 positions, according to the Labor Department. The headline unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent, though a more encompassing measure that includes those not actively looking for work and those working part-time for economic reasons moved up a notch to 9.7 percent. 33 more words

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