Australians say Roy Morgan unemployment estimate ‘closer to reality’ than ABS

Australians say Roy Morgan unemployment estimate is 'closer to reality' than ABS. Again.

Economic : Finding No: 7188

A majority of Australians 58% (down 2% since April 2015) say the Roy Morgan February unemployment estimate (9.4%) is ‘closer to reality’ than the far lower official ABS February unemployment number (5.9%)*; 31% (up 2%) believe the ABS number while a further 11% (unchanged) can’t say according to a special telephone Morgan Poll conducted over three nights last week, March 14-16, 2017.

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1 in 4 new car buyers watch the Formula 1

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Market Research : Finding No: 7183

Almost one in four Australians who intend to buy a new car this year watch Formula 1 on television, Roy Morgan Research shows—and their need for speed plays a big part in what make of car they plan to purchase (or are still considering).
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New Zealand National Party well down in March as Prime Minister Bill English talks of lifting retirement age to 67 - lowest party vote since September 2016

Political : Finding No: 7189

During March support for National fell by 4.5% to 43.5%, now just behind a potential Labour/ Greens alliance 44% (up 5%). If a New Zealand Election was held now the latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows it would be too close to call with New Zealand first likely to play a decisive role in determining which parties would form the next Government.

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Women preferred to lead both major parties again; L-NP Coalition: Bishop (30%) cf. Turnbull (27%); ALP: Plibersek (26%) cf. Albanese (19%) and Shorten (15%).

Political : Finding No: 7185

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is once again preferred as Coalition leader by 30% (down 4% since October 2016) electors ahead of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull 27% (up 2%). Both are well ahead of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s 9% (down 5%), Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce 5% (down 1%) and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton 5% - the subject of recent media speculation about leadership.
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Turnbull (49%) easily leads Shorten (32%) as ‘Better PM’ but poor approval ratings for both leaders

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

Political : Finding No: 7186

Now 49% (up 2% from October 2016) of Australian electors prefer Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as ‘Better Prime Minister’ ahead of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten 32% (unchanged) according to a special telephone Morgan Poll conducted over three nights last week, March 14-16, 2017 with an Australia-wide cross-section of 534 electors.

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ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence marching on - down 2.2pts to 125.2

ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence Rating - March 2017 - 125.2

Economic : Finding No: 7191

Consumer sentiment continues to march along, although the headline and seasonally adjusted indexes both eased slightly in March. The data continues to signal a good tempo for spending trends and economic momentum. Inflation expectations and house price expectations were little changed.
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Roy Morgan real unemployment down in February, now 9.4% (1.253m) down 0.6% from Feb 2016; WA Election result a clear warning signal to Turnbull Government.

Roy Morgan Monthly Unemployment - February 2017 - 9.4%

Economic : Finding No: 7173

A total of 2.390 million Australians, 17.9% of the workforce, were either unemployed (1,253,000) or under-employed (1,137,000) – down 90,000 (down 0.9%) from February 2016. unemployment is less than a year ago with 1.253 million Australians now unemployed (down 66,000 in a year and down 0.6% at 9.4%). The Roy Morgan real unemployment figures are substantially higher than the current ABS estimate for January 2017 (5.7%).

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Business Confidence down 4.6% in February to 111.4; driven by less confidence in the Australian economy

Roy Morgan Business Confidence - February 2017 - 111.4

Economic : Finding No: 7176

Roy Morgan Research’s Business Confidence fell 4.6% to 111.4 in February driven by decreasing confidence about the Australian economy. The fall in Business Confidence occurred despite the Australian All Ordinaries gaining slightly in February, up 86pts (+1.5%) to 5,761 while US Indices are at record highs following Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential Election.

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The rise of the female breadwinner

March 06 2017

With International Women's Day almost upon us, the latest findings from Roy Morgan Research reveal that more women than ever are their household’s main income earner.

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State of the Nation Report No.25

Australia

Spotlight on Financial Risk
(August 2016)

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Confidence Ratings

Latest Updates Latest Business Confidence and ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Ratings
  • Australian Business Confidence; 09/03/17

    111.4
  • Australian Consumer Confidence 21/03/17

    112.0
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    125.2
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    147.4

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