Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 15-Feb-18
The general consensus of economists is that the latest labour force data will show that about 15,000 jobs were created in January 2018. This would lift the number of jobs created since the September 2013 federal election to more than 971,000. Prior to the election, then Opposition leader Tony Abbott had committed to increasing the labour force by one million during the Coalition’s first five years in office. The Government is on track to deliver on this pre-election promise well within the five-year time-frame, after the economy added 400,000 jobs in 2017.
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, BLOOMBERG LP