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ABS data quality thrust back into spotlight

May 18, 2017 - 13:38 -- Admin

By Gareth Aird, Senior Economist at CBA Key Points: Employment rose by a solid 37.4k in April following a massive lift of 60.0k in March. The unemployment rate dropped by 0.2ppts to 5.7% and the participation rate held firm at 64.8%. Hours worked fell in April and the data looks at odds with the reported

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