Fact sheet

COVID-19 and youth unemployment: CSI response

COVID-19 Pandemics Youth unemployment Australia

Social distancing, stay-at-home restrictions, border closures and business closures mandated by the Australian and State/Territory governments to contain the COVID-19 virus have significantly reduced the adverse health impacts we have seen around the world but at the same time have created widespread economic shocks.

This Fact Sheet highlights how these shocks have resulted in disproportionate disruption to youth employment, and outlines how younger people will be more likely to face deeper impacts in their employment with consequent social impacts in years to come. 

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