The Australian labour market in 2014: Still ill?

Joshua Healy

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    The Australian labour market remained in a subdued state during 2014. Participation and employment rates fell, while unemployment and underemployment rates rose. Of the limited employment growth that did occur, most was in the part-time workforce and concentrated on prime-aged and older workers. After exhibiting serious weakness in 2013, the youth labour market deteriorated further in 2014. A rise in job vacancies was a sign of possible improvement, but employers’ confidence has not yet recovered to nearly the extent necessary to end the labour market slowdown of recent years.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)348-365
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2015


    • Australian economy
    • minimum wage
    • participation
    • pay
    • productivity
    • unemployment


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