Reality bites: Australia's youth unemployment in a millennial era

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Brotherhood of St Laurence


Amid a spate of recent headlines heralding that overall unemployment is falling, the situation for Australia's young people is considerably more fragile: 267,000 aged 15 to 24 are unemployed. The youth unemployment rate in October 2017 sat at 12.4 per cent (trend rate). This is still more than double the overall unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent, although below this century's peak of almost 14 per cent youth unemployment in 2014. The disruptive impact of the 2008 global financial crisis remains a defining event in the trajectory of Australia's youth unemployment story. Youth unemployment...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Labour market

Keywords: Unemployment; Unemployed; Longitudinal data; Employment status; Economic impact; Labour force participation; Barrier

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Fitzroy, Victoria: Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2017

Physical description: 8 p.

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Also called: Youth unemployment monitor report, December 2017

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 130.487

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