Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

"Pete Wargent is one of Australia's brightest financial minds - a must-follow for articulate, accurate & in-depth analysis." - David Scutt, Business Insider, leading Australian market analyst.

"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.

"Pete's daily analysis is unputdownable" - Dr. Chris Caton, Chief Economist, BT Financial.

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Monday, 8 February 2016

"Unemployment rate now in cyclical decline"

ANZ released its Job Advertisements data series, which noted that: 

"The unemployment rate now appears to be in a cyclical decline".


Total job advertisements rose by +1.0 per cent in the month and increased by +11.2 per cent over the year to January 2016, mainly driven by internet job ads, confirming the trend improvement in hiring intentions which has now been in place for 27 months. 

Total employment increased by a huge +305,000 in 2015, although looking at the shape in the job advertisements chart suggests that some of this momentum may just now be fading. 

As you can see in the chart above, job advertisements are now at their highest level in 3.5 years.

The strongest trends, perhaps unsurprisingly, have been found in New South Wales.

Overall the survey suggests modest continued employment growth in early 2016.