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  • Unemployment grows to 5.3% in August

    Unemployment and underemployment both increased in August, ABS statistics show, but the total number of hours worked is still on the rise

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling08 Sept. 11 18:36
  • Retail turnover grows 0.5% in June

    Retail turnover showed signs of improvement in July, according to ABS data, while private capital expenditure is still increasing

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling01 Sept. 11 18:03
  • Trade surplus narrows, retail turnover shrinks: ABS

    Australia's international trade surplus fell a seasonally adjusted $647m in June but remains over $2b, while retailer turnover fell slightly, ABS data shows

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling03 Aug. 11 18:13
  • Retail turnover falls 0.6% in May

    Turnover for the Australian retail sector declined by a seasonally adjusted 0.6% to $20.61b in May, according to ABS stats, as weak consumer confidence bit into sales

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling04 July 11 18:28
  • Economy hit by export shortfall in March

    Australia's current account deficit grew by $2.35 billion in the March quarter, partly due to the impact of the recent flooding on exports, ABS data shows

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling31 May 11 16:49
  • AUD hits record high again on CPI rise

    The ABS on Wednesday revealed that the CPI grew 1.6% sequentially in Q3 - a five-year record for the March quarter - sending the AUD climbing to a new record high against the greenback

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling27 April 11 18:33
  • Finance commitments shrank in Feb: ABS

    Finance commitments across all categories declined in February compared to the previous month, according to the latest ABS data

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling11 April 11 19:04
  • ABS shifts to telling statistical stories

    The ABS has outlined a move to visual statistics in the hope of communicating with the Australian public more effectively.

    Written by Lisa Banks12 Aug. 10 16:20
  • ABS private cloud may host eCensus

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics has virtualized its server infrastructure to form its own private cloud with the potential to host the 2016 eCensus thus avoiding a $9 million outsourcing contract.

    Written by Rodney Gedda21 April 09 14:20