4ZZZ launched its glorious tradition of counting down listeners' 100 favourite songs on New Year's Day 1977. More than 10 years later, 2JJJ in Sydney (which employed many ex-Zed staff) began conducting its own Hot 100. Because 4ZZZ held the rights to the name Hot 100, there was a little bit of legal biffo when TripleJ became a national broadcaster, so they changed the name of their survey to the "Hottest 100".
Australian jobless rate is frozen near a 12-year high
However, economists expect the jobless rate to stick at 6.3% for the second month in a row, remaining close to the 12-year high of 6.4% in January.
Although, Treasurer Joe Hockey's December mid-year budget review forecasts an unemployment rate of 6.5% by the middle of this year, a more up-to-date forecast by the International Monetary Fund this week put our jobless rate at 6.4% in 2015, easing to 6.2% in 2016.
Economists expect slightly more positive news on our employment figures though, predicting a 15,000 person employment increase in March.