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Underemployment and wages stagnation threatens COVID recovery, warns economist

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A leading economist is warning labour market slack will push your take-home pay lower over the next two years and that could threaten the nascent Australian economic recovery.

“There’s a pretty big risk that we see that in the next year or so,” EY Oceania’s chief economist Jo Masters told PM.

Economists agree an economic recovery is underway.

However, the guts of the recovery is being driven by government economic…



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