Speech Summary The Labour Market and Monetary Policy

This speech covers trends in employment and wages in Australia, and the impact of these on monetary policy decisions. It describes developments in the labour market in Australia, including the growth of employment in the services sector, and in part-time jobs. The speech then explores the reasons behind subdued wages growth in Australia and other advanced economies, and the challenge this poses for monetary policy. It restates the Bank’s approach to making monetary policy decisions within the framework of a medium-term inflation target, in way that supports sustainable economic growth and serves the public interest.

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