Callam Pickering is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on Australia. Previously he was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia focusing on household spending and house prices. He also worked as the economic editor at online publications the Business Spectator and Eureka Report where he covered economic issues relating to Australia. Callam earned a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting from Monash University.
It hasn't been a great year for retailers in Australia but Indeed Hiring Lab data indicates that retailers believe that will change over Christmas. Christmas job postings are tracking well above last year as businesses prepare for the holiday rush.
Australia's population is getting older, putting downward pressure on economic growth and labour force participation—the proportion of the civilian adult population holding jobs or looking for work.
Australia's small businesses employ 4.7 million people and make a big contribution to the Australian economy. Indeed economist Callam Pickering steps us through the data on small businesses: identifying the key trends and challenges that shape our small business community.
Indeed economist Callam Pickering provides insight on internal migration trends in Australia. New data show that a high proportion of workers in Sydney are actively looking for jobs elsewhere, including those with the skills most needed in a competitive economy.