In this latest report in an annual series on the employment and education situation of young Australians, two significant long-term trends are apparent:

  • the stability of working life for young people has steadily decreased
  • Australia’s economic prosperity is consistently not being passed on to many young people.

Key HYPAF 2011 findings include:

  • more than one quarter of all long-term unemployed Australians are now aged 15 to 24
  • since 2008, the percentage of young Australians without a job for a year or longer has almost doubled
  • despite Australia’s relative economic buoyancy, teenagers in Australia have higher rates of long-term unemployment than in many other OECD countries.

Prepared by Lyn Robinson, Mike Long and Stephen Lamb from the Centre for Research on Education Systems at the University of Melbourne

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