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ASFA Economic Snapshot

To help super funds assess the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASFA has introduced a regular Economic Snapshot.

Compiled by the economic specialist within ASFA’s Policy Team, this timely snapshot brings together key data to reveal the impact of the virus on financial and economic conditions, as well as government policy measures to support economic activity and employment.

ASFA Economic Snapshot

Economic Explainer

25 September 2020: Take a deep dive into Australia’s current labour market conditions in the latest economic insights video, where ASFA’s Director of Economics reveals a much weaker employment picture than the official headline numbers suggest.

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ASFA Economic Snapshot | 25 September 2020 (pdf 102.1KB) New
Australia’s GDP expected to perform better than most, but the outlook remains uncertain. Employment expectations point to further slow jobs growth.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 18 September 2020 (pdf 105.4KB)
Unemployment decreased slightly in August but a closer look at labour market data reveals everything is not as rosy as the headline number suggests.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 11 September 2020 (pdf 107.6KB)
A closer look at the components behind the most recent GDP forecasts, particularly household consumption and business investment.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 4 September 2020 (pdf 101.6KB)
Factors that contributed to the fall in GDP—resulting in Australia entering recession—and the impact of government subsidies on incomes.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 28 August 2020 (pdf 106.8KB)
An in-depth look at private-sector investment, including levels of current and expected construction activity and trends in the number of construction jobs.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 21 August 2020 (pdf 107.6KB)
A close-up look at the Australian labour market at end July, including the number of people working reduced hours and a comparison of employment in capital cities vs regional areas.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 14 August 2020 (pdf 111.7KB)
Wage growth in some industries hits its lowest rate since the beginning of the Wage Price Index, and rising unemployment suggests low wage growth will persist for a prolonged period.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 7 August 2020 (pdf 104.2KB)
Australia’s GDP, employment and retail spending are tracking as expected. But have conditions in Victoria rendered Treasury’s forecasts out of date?
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 31 July 2020 (pdf 107.5KB)
Domestic demand forecast to fall owing to persistent weakness in household consumption, lower business investment and dwindling dwelling approvals.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 23 July 2020 (pdf 100.1KB)
Findings from the Government’s Economic and Fiscal Update delivered on 23 July 2020: Australia better off than most countries.
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