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Business · Canberra

Unemployment rate dips below 4 per cent, but job creation slows almost to a halt

50% Right coverage: 8 sources
Australia's unemployment rate remains unchanged at 3.9 per cent, the lowest since 1974. The rate is the same as the March figure, but was revised down by 0.1 per cent. Employment increased by 4,000 people in April, the sixth consecutive monthly rise. The underemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 6.1%.See the Story
Nature · Macquarie

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Macquarie Island region

50% Left coverage: 10 sources
The quake, which was revised from an initial magnitude of 7.3, had a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles) The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami warning after the quake. The quake struck the Macquarie Island region in the southern Pacific Ocean.See the Story
Money · Canberra

Wages growth edges up, but still a long way short of the rising cost of living

50% Right coverage: 8 sources
Wages are expected to pick up later this year, including in the September quarter, the first of the new financial year. The Reserve Bank of Australia this month forecast three consecutive years of real wages going backwards; with an increase not expected until 2023-24. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said real wages were about 18 months away.See the Story
Oceania · Australia

Fears over potential Metricon collapse ‘raises nerves’ inside the construction industry

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Sky News Business Editor Ross Greenwood says fears home builder Metricon is at risk of financial collapse "raises more nerves inside the construction industry". "Given the fact that already this year, we've seen the collapse of ProBuild, and another, Condev, in Queensland, both of them significant construction companies," Mr Greenwood told Sky News host Peta Credlin.See the Story
Oceania · Washtenaw County

Man charged with murder in Washtenaw County shooting

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Davion Christopher Brooks, 18, was arraigned May 18 on open murder and firearms charges. Laryus Dottery, 19, died Saturday, May 14, after being fatally shot near the BP Dairy Mart. One of two suspects involved in the shooting had also suffered a gunshot wound, police said.See the Story
Oceania · Australia

ASX 200 finishes the day down ‘about 1.65 per cent’

Sky News Business Reporter Edward Boyd says the ASX 200 finished the day down “about 1.65 per cent”.See the Story
Oceania · Australia

Albanese’s ‘catastrophic’ campaign ‘could not have gone worse’

The New York Post’s Miranda Devine says Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s gaffes have been “catastrophic”. Ms Devine said Mr Albanese has delivered “a gaffe a week” and she can’t see him being prime minister. “I think if those national polls weren’t so positive for Labor that people would be actually looking at the reality of Anthony Albanese’s catastrophic campaign,” Ms Devine told Sky News host Paul Murray.See the Story
Oceania · Australia

Anthony Albanese is ‘screaming on the inside’

Sky News host Paul Murray says Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese claims to be “so popular he’s about to become prime minister” but is not holding it together. “Does this look like a bloke who’s winning or a bloke who is screaming on the inside and is starting to let it out,” he said.See the Story
Oceania · Australia

Public thinks Albanese is ‘not up to the job’: John Howard

Former Prime Minister John Howard says he does not get “the mood” of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese being embraced by the public. “I get the mood of the public that they really think maybe he’s not up to the job,” he told Sky News host Paul Murray. “He keeps getting fairly simple things wrong.”See the Story

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