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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 |16 October 2020 (pdf 104.4KB)
A closer look at the latest labour market statistics.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 7 October 2020 (pdf 103.2KB)
A close-up look at the economic and fiscal forecasts in the Federal Budget 2020-21.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 2 October 2020 (pdf 105.8KB)
The labour market remains far from its pre-crisis state despite job vacancies rising in August, and conditions remain weak in around half of all Australian industries.
ASFA Economic Snapshot | 25 September 2020 (pdf 102.1KB)
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.
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