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