Why Australia needs a youth jobs guarantee

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Author: Arakkal, Sonia


Everyone's career started somewhere, but for 250,000 young Australians, graduating this year, finding that start is harder than ever. According to [Australian Bureau of Statistics] ABS statistics youth unemployment has soared to 16.4 per cent, more than double the headline unemployment rate. What's more, we can't solely attribute the youth unemployment problem to [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19. Last year, nearly one in every three young Australians were unemployed or underutilised in the labour market. However, the pandemic has certainly added fuel to the fire. It is well...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Disadvantaged; Labour market; Policy

Keywords: Unemployment; Economic conditions; Economic impact; Underemployment; Labour demand; Skills mismatch; Barrier; Government policy; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Melbourne, Victoria]: CEDA, 2020

Physical description: 5 p.

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