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Sound the kazoo! 121,000 new jobs for Australia highlights drop in unemployment

The latest ABS Labour stats for Australia are out, and (relax!), there's good news. Labour, according to the released statistics, shows significant increases in jobs...

How to turn the world’s unemployed into entrepreneurs in one easy click!

According to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20YEA), in developing countries almost 90% of jobs are generated by small and medium-sized enterprises. They account...

Are you a student with dreams of entrepreneurship? These two Aussie start-ups have put...

The coming of the Internet age has made starting a business way easier than ever before in all aspects: raising capital, marketing, hiring, you...

The economy is… wait, it’s actually looking good for once!

The prophets of gloom and doom suggest that the economy will struggle without a high-flying mining sector. But the fact is that the economy is constantly evolving and responding to change. One huge change in the operation of the economy is the trend for consumers and businesses to purchase goods online, requiring the goods to be stored and distributed to end purchasers.

Why are CEOs world over worried about the future of their businesses?

Australian CEOs are sceptical about the next six months. Many were doubtful that overall business and economic conditions would improve by the end of the year. Less than a third (31%) thought they would be better in six months’ time, while almost one in four (22%) thought they would get worse.

How migrant salaries should influence Australia’s foreign aid policies

RMIT economist Alberto Posso talks about the latest unemployment data and the issue of remittances from migrants sending money home to their families. Download this podcast to hear his take on how remittances can shape the government’s foreign aid policy.

Talking Business News: The GDP is growing, but to what effect?

In this podcast, Garry and Leon talk about the surprising growth in Australian GDP and soaring gross operating profits. Confidence among Australian farmers has reached a two and a half year high with rising commodity prices and winter rains. But unemployment is rising and companies are paying out less with dividends.

Another way to measure recovery: look at underemployment

RMIT economist Alberto Posso presents his findings on unemployment trends based on numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He says that a significant challenge for a recovering economy is reducing the number of underemployed workers who have been unable to find full-time work.

Why the bad news on unemployment isn’t so bad after all

In this podcast, economist Sinclair Davidson looks at the latest unemployment figures. He says the rise to 5.3% is not as bad as it seems because it shows the job market is picking up with more people looking for work.

Lower inflation, unemployment targets bode well for government

RMIT economist Sinclair Davidson says the Federal government has dodged a bullet with inflation. He says we are now looking at 4.5% unemployment and praises the Federal Government and coalition now bidding to lower corporate taxes.

Too busy to read the papers? Press play to listen instead.

It's been a heavy news week. Talking Business is a podcast review of the Australian economy, presented by seasoned business journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker, produced in association with the RMIT College of Business. Just press play to listen.

RBA clears way for an August election by keeping rates on hold

Leon and Garry look at how the RBA has cleared the way for an August election by keeping rates on hold at 4.5%. Inflation is building a head of steam with the latest jobs figures showing unemployment now at 5.1% and the ANZ jobs series showing more companies are hiring.

Six signs it’s time to rejoin the workforce

Recognise yourself in any of these? Then it could be time to get back to work.

Exporters are solid as a rock in the labour market

The latest DHL Export Barometer reveals that, far from dropping like flies in the current environment, Australian companies that export are weathering the storm remarkably well. Why? Because of their commitment to education and human capital.

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