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Bad economic news keeps coming – declining job vacancies & inverted US yield curve

The federal Department of Jobs and Small Business published its February 2019 internet job vacancies data last week, and it revealed a continuation of the downward trend in job vacancies, which were 5.5% lower in Queensland and 4.0% lower nationally … Continue reading

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Qld economy well positioned in 2nd quarter 2018, esp. given Commonwealth Games

We are now in the second quarter of 2018, and it’s a good time to review the economic outlook for Queensland. Job vacancy data released by the ABS last Thursday were very encouraging, and suggest the current economic upswing, encompassing … Continue reading

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Public sector hiring freeze continues

Job vacancies data released by the ABS yesterday point to continuing weakness in the labour market, with job vacancies of 26,000 in February 2013 compared with 36,100 in February 2012. Around one-third of the decline in job vacancies through the … Continue reading

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Disappointing vacancies data support Treasury’s very low employment growth forecast for 2012-13

In the Mid Year Fiscal and Economic Review 2012-13 released last month, Queensland Treasury revised down its forecast of 2012-13 employment growth from a weak 0.75% to a very weak 0.25%. The ABS job vacancies data released today lend support … Continue reading

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