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Introduction: The Brotherhood of St Laurence has launched a campaign to bring attention to the rising crisis of youth unemployment in Australia.
Youth unemployment has risen across the country, and now sits at 12.2% nationally. That’s up from 8.8% in 2008.
But much worse – there are youth unemployment hotspots right across the country where we’ve entered a disaster zone.
According to new ABS data (released on Thursday 20 February 2014), youth unemployment in the year to January 2014 hit: