Interrogating the ‘good news’ on employment

The good news is that the employment rate has grown to 71.7 per cent (all aged 16-64) in June-August 2013, up from 70.7 per cent when the coalition government took office. There are almost 700,000 more people in work. However, there are several reasons to doubt the notion that the employment rate heralds sustainable economic recovery.

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