This guide provides a brief overview of youth unemployment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology used, and lists relevant data sources. This is one in a series of statistical quick guides related to labour statistics, designed to provide a basic understanding of the Australian labour market data. Other guides include labour force, unemployment and employment, which are available from the Parliamentary Library website.
In the labour force framework, unemployed people form part of the currently active population, who, along with the employed, constitute the labour force. Young unemployed people are a sub-set of the unemployed.