Author: VernonEmeks June 1, 2020 at 05:07:13 from 184.108.40.206 in reply to: unnebulous foxiest posted by zpolet417 on August 26, 2016 at 03:25:42
Manufacturing slump points to unemployment increase in 2014
The unemployment rate for March 2015 remains very high, at 7.3%, but this is not due to the labour force participation rate rising by nearly 10%. The decline in labour force participation since December 2011 has reflected the decline in the number of those who are participating in the labour force. A recent report by the Central Bank concluded that these measures of the participation rate are not adequate. It suggests that the participation rate should not be used as an indicator of the state of the labor market, as that indicator should be determined by a range of other indices. It therefore recommended that unemployment be calculated by taking into account:
the participation rate in other countries
changes in the participation rate
changes in the standard of living, such as labour supply or wages
Changes in Labour Market Condition, the number of hours worked per week
In March 2015 the unemployment rate fell below the 5.5% threshold which suggests that there is still slack in the economy, which could allow for further increases in unemployment as the recovery in wage and price growth builds through 2015. The survey was conducted before the government announced the reduction in the minimum wage and reduced other working time allowances. The survey has had a good reaction in all regions and labour force participation is above the national average. The survey, however, needs additional time before becoming the official measure of unemployment. In 2013, this was the case when the unemployment rate was 6.1%, and it fell to 5.3% in 2013.
Despite the recent dip in the unemployment rate, the overall labor market is not expanding at the same pace as in 2008. There is clearly a growing shortage of skilled workers in the labour market and a rise in the unemployment rate. Since 2007, there has been a significant reduction in the labour force participation rate. As a result, the total number of unemployed is not rising as fast as the total number of jobs. This trend may cause further increases in unemployment as there is still a shortage of people willing to take work.
It will be crucial for the ABS to continue the ABS Consumer Price Index (CPI) to determine unemployment. The report will show an improvement in the employment situation in the next quarter following a significant fall in the unemployment rate in the last quarter of 2013.
Unemployment figures for Q4 2015 Q2 2015 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q1 2015 Q4 Q3 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 2015 Q4
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