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Productivity Commission report reveals signs of recovery after COVID-19

Labour productivity has shown signs of recovery for the second consecutive quarter in the December 2023 period, marking a potential return to 'productivity normalcy' post the COVID-19 pandemic's impact.

Australian labour productivity plummets, unveiled in latest report

The Productivity Commission has unveiled a report shedding light on Australia's productivity decline, with labour productivity experiencing a sharp downturn in the 2022-23 period.

Australia’s labour productivity rebounds in Q3, but challenges loom

The Productivity Commission's latest research indicates that Australia's labour productivity, which had been in a prolonged decline, has shown a modest increase of 0.9 per cent in the September 2023 quarter.

Australia’s 4.6% decline in labour productivity driven by pandemic, low unemployment rate

The Productivity Commission’s 2023 Bulletin has revealed that the 4.6 per cent fall in labour productivity for the 12 months to March 2023 is brought about by the unwinding of COVID-19-related effects and historically low unemployment rate.

WA achieves 125,000 new jobs two years ahead of schedule

The Cook Labor Government has met its electoral promise of creating 125,000 new jobs well ahead of schedule, as reflected in today's Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force figures, with 133,532 jobs created since the target was established in 2021.

New orders drag down Australian manufacturing PMI in May— Judo Bank

The health of Australia’s manufacturing industry has continued to see a downturn in May, with the headline seasonally adjusted Judo Bank Australia Manufacturing PMI posting a 48.4, up from April’s 48.0. 

Australian industry remains in contraction for a year— Ai Group

The Australian industry marked its 12th consecutive month in construction territory after seeing a fallback in demand and activity in April. 

Australian manufacturing PMI sees stability amid improvement in new orders

Australia’s manufacturing sector has seen a further expansion in February amid a moderated decrease in new orders as firms worked through their outstanding orders. 

Queensland unveils new employer guide to address labour shortages

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Leanne Linard has revealed an updated manual for employers to address the critical skill shortages that the state's engineering industry is experiencing as a result of massive infrastructure investment and shifting labour market demographics.
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