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The teenage dream unravels: trends in youth unemployment

2 Mar 2015
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Amid a steady rise in the overall unemployment rate, Australia’s youth continue to bear the brunt. This snapshot, using ABS data, shows that youth unemployment has remained much higher than the overall unemployment rate and the probability of finding a job has not improved since the global financial crisis.
However preliminary analysis suggests that the overall unemployment trend cannot be explained by changes in the educational profile of the unemployed group: the proportion of unemployed Australians with less than year 12 appears to have fallen since 2005.
 

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