The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Job ads soar 5.4% in November

According to Business Spectator:

"Job advertisements on the internet rose by 5.4 per cent in November compared to a month earlier, national data shows...Internet-based vacancies increased in all eight occupational groups monitored by the department in November. The strongest growth was in community and personal service workers, increasing by 7.5 per cent, closely followed by a 7.4 per cent rise in sales workers. During the month, internet advertisements rose in all states and territories, apart from Tasmania where they fell by 1.4 per cent. The strongest rise was in Western Australia, up by 9.8 per cent."