From the start of 2017, the Christmas season was a difficult one for Australian companies.
The economy suffered the worst recession in decades and many businesses struggled to find the cash to make their holiday plans.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics found in October 2017 that the median annual household income had declined by 2.1% over the previous 12 months, the biggest drop since the Great Depression.
But in the past few months, there has been a change in sentiment among Australian workers, who are increasingly optimistic about the economy and optimistic about their prospects.
At the start, it was a mixed bag for workers, with many businesses predicting a bounceback.
But that didn’t happen, and the first months of 2018 saw some big swings in sentiment.
Some of those swings have been a lot worse.
The year was marked by the worst economic downturn since the 1930s, with the unemployment rate in Australia falling to 8.5% for the first time since the recession.
A survey by The Australian Financial Review revealed that in the first three months of this year, only 8% of Australians believed the economy would bounce back in 2018, down from 10% in the same period a year earlier.
The Australian Bureau in turn said it was expecting an increase in unemployment rates from around 11% to 13%.
The latest data also showed that the Australian dollar had dropped to around US$1.22, down a steep 0.7% in 12 months.
This is a big blow for Australians and for the wider global economy, which has been struggling to get a handle on the slowdown in global demand and demand for commodities.
A slump in global growth has seen the dollar lose about 15% against the US dollar since late 2016, and has left the world’s largest economy with a $10 trillion trade deficit.
The impact of this slump on Australian consumers has been even more devastating, with consumers now spending an average of $9,000 less per year than they did last year.
Despite this, the Australian economy remains strong and growing at a healthy rate, and there are signs that this will continue.
A key component of the recovery is the recovery in mining and agriculture.
While the mining sector has been hit hard by the downturn, other sectors of the economy have also been hit badly.
The biggest loser from the downturn has been the construction sector, which shed 1,400 jobs over the past year, while the construction industry itself shed around 1,700 jobs.
This has led to a lot of speculation that the downturn in the construction sectors has affected the entire construction sector.
But a new study published in the Australian Economic Review suggests that this is not the case.
The study found that the construction and manufacturing industries have recovered at the same rate as the mining industry.
The report said that construction jobs were the fastest-growing sector in the economy in the 12 months to March 2019.
And that’s good news for the construction workers.