Report

Youth unemployment in the Illawarra: An investigation into the problems facing young jobseekers in our region

16 Jun 2008
Description

Unemployment, and in particular youth unemployment, is one of the most significant economic and social issues facing the Illawarra region. Whilst the official youth unemployment statistics can be debated from one month to the next, what is clear is that for at least the past two decades our region’s young people have experienced a consistently higher rate of unemployment than most of their peers living elsewhere in Australia.

The study upon which this report is based has sought to explore the reasons why the Illawarra region has a consistently higher youth unemployment rate than other places throughout the nation. It seeks to outline those factors impacting young jobseekers in all regions, as well as uncovering those factors either more prominent within, or perhaps unique to the Illawarra region.

Publication Details
Published year only: 
2008
1
Share
Share
Subject Areas
Geographic Coverage
Advertisement