LABOUR MARKET TO MID 2017

TRADIES UP, BUT CLERKS & SALES JOBS DISAPPEAR

The national Year on Year employment to population ratio and the participation rate stopped their downward slide during the February labour market quarter and during the May quarter both were moving in a positive direction. If we smooth the original data out to a 12-month moving average we see the start of what looks like […]

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    RECREATIONAL RESEARCH

    WE’RE BACK! SPATSIZI LODGE, BC

    Now I’m a sensitive Green kind of guy, but when you’re up this close, I think it’s fair to say that Grizzly Bears look much better stuffed and inside a glass case. This big fella is part of the welcoming committee at Smithers Airport. It reminds you that you’re a guest here in this part […]

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      THE FRASER YEARS: END OF AN ERA

      CLERKS REPLACE TRADIES AS DOMINANT ALP BLOC

      One in four women work as professionals. Their support for Labor candidates steadily increased from 1980 under Coalition Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and by 2004, this support had levelled off to split 50/50 between Labor and the Coalition. However, the inner-urban professional seats – such as Melbourne Ports and Brisbane – swung to Coalition Leader […]

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