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Australia: Employment

An unemployment rate (or as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) likes to call it, "declining spare capacity in the labour market") nearing long-term lows - provided the partic […]
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Australia: Household debt

How much household debt can Australia accumulate before it becomes a major problem? There are two sides to that coin, total debt to income and debt repayments to income. For e […]
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Australia: Real household income

How are Australian households faring? Is the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) achieving its stated goals of wage and income growth? This indicator tracks the growth in Australi […]
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Australia: Retail sales

Retail sales data are essentially a proxy for consumption spending, the sector which the mainstream misconstrues as a bellwether for the economy. It also comprises some 70% of […]
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Australia: Wages and costs

This chart compares the change in Australian wages (wage price index) and costs (consumer price index) over time. Higher wages and lower costs are two ways consumers benefit f […]