Callam Pickering

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Callam Pickering

Callam Pickering

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.


August AU Labour Force Survey: A Big Improvement

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In August, the Australian unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in almost six-years but it was the improvement in the broader measures of unemployment that stole the show.


Christmas in September: Hiring Has Already Begun

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While it is still too early to declare a bumper Christmas recruitment season, early signs are very impressive. Job postings are tracking well and competition for positions is heating up.


Australia Leads the Way on Family-Friendly, Flexible Jobs

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The share of Australian job postings using family-friendly or flexible language is high by global standards, sitting well above the United States and a raft of European countries.  


July AU Labour Force Survey: A Step in the Right Direction

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The Australian unemployment rate dropped to an almost six-year low in July, while wage growth posted its strongest quarterly gain since March 2014.


Reality Check for the Australian Labour Market: Key Trends at Midyear

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Employment growth in Australia has eased in 2018, reflecting modest gains in full-time jobs. Wage growth continues to disappoint. However, tax cuts and a boost to the minimum wage could provide some much-needed relief to Australian households.


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