Long-term unemployment


Faces of unemployment: April 2020

The report was prepared before the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent announcement of a six-month payment that effectively doubles the rate of the JobSeeker Allowance (Newstart) and Youth Allowance. Nonetheless, the report provides important insights that could be applied by government to effectively reduce long-term...

SVA Perspectives: employment

SVA have developed an evidence-informed perspective on what is required to increase the number of jobs that people experiencing disadvantage can access; to match disadvantaged jobseekers with the right employers, and to give employers and jobseekers the support and services they need to overcome barriers...

Prosperity's children: youth unemployment in Australia

This analysis highlights the intense pressure on young Australians. Young people facing long-term unemployment today are worse off than a decade ago, when far fewer of them – one in ten jobseekers – were unemployed for a year or more, compared with the nearly one...
Discussion paper

#changethestats: a new way of talking about unemployment

Nick Dyrenfurth argues that for too long statistics have been hiding the real economic story. Consider the latest unemployment data - ostensibly good news. But ask anyone who is working or looking for work and you’ll hear a different story.

Long-term unemployment statistics: a quick guide - August 2018 update

This guide provides a brief overview of long-term unemployment, an introduction to the key concepts and terminology, and lists relevant data sources.

Reality bites: Australia's youth unemployment in a millennial era

Long-term unemployment remains a threat for young Australians, but blaming them for this situation is not supported by the facts.
Discussion paper

Tackling long-term youth unemployment

The incidence of young people in long-term unemployment continues to increase. Contemporary research and discussion is lacking in detailed strategies and interventions to specifically assist this group. This paper highlights the experiences and issues of young people in long-term unemployment by presenting data trends, reviewing...
Journal article

Dealing with unemployment: what should be the role of labour market programs?

This review presents a summary of evidence on outcomes from active labour market programs. Active labour market programs aim to increase the likelihood of employment for individuals who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment. The focus of this review is on studies of active...

How does the concept of social inclusion play a role in housing policy?

Housing-related policies and programs can play an important role in promoting social inclusion by addressing homelessness, concentrations of disadvantage, and housing stress. •

Long-term unemployment in Australia

This is a guide to long term unemployment in Australia by Lisa Fowkes.