Thursday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Statistics continued the remarkable story of employment growth during 2017 – though not everyone will be cheering.The 35,000 jobs created in December in seasonally adjusted terms (25,000 in the more reliable trend terms) was at the upper end of the spectrum of economist forecasts and roughly double the average consensus forecast.While only 44 per cent of the December jobs were full-time, over the full year that figure was 75 per cent.Time to pop the...
A year is a long time in the property market, and for first home buyers things have turned around substantially.The latest figures from the Bureau of Statistics show the percentage of mortgages going to first home buyers grew by a third in 2017, from 13.3 per cent last March to 17.6 per cent in November.If there is a ‘normal’ percentage of FHBs in the market it would be a bit over 20 per cent, which was a fairly stable pattern before the housing boom started to take off from the turn of the...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must be feeling more than a little frustrated at present, with his approval rating stuck in the doldrums while numerous economic indicators are looking positively buoyant.Good jobs and retail figures in the past fortnight were followed up on Tuesday with consumer confidence hitting a four-year high.And yet Mr Turnbull’s disapproval rating of 45 per cent, and approval rating of 38 per cent, are stuck at the same levels seen through 2017 according to the...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".