2.7 million people either lost their jobs or lost hours of work in April. The unemployment rate doesn’t capture the scale of COVID’s effect on jobs.
Consumer confidence is a timely measure of what Australian households think about their own finances and the state of the economy overall. In the week ending 29 March, the ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence index plunged to the lowest level in the nearly-50-year history of that series.
‘Deaths of despair’ are rising in Australia, particularly among middle-aged men.
Policy makers need timely information to decide whether economic stimulus might be required. A new indicator based on the unemployment rate can help.
We explain tax progressivity and its measurement.
Average health outcomes are very good in Australia, but the average hides some shocking differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Australian life expectancy is one of the highest in the world. Other measures tell a similar story.
We take a data-driven approach to figuring out which countries are most similar to Australia.