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Youth unemployment

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Unemployed youth
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Young adults' experiences with Australian public services: final report

This report presents the findings of a large-scale, mixed-methods study of youth transitions in Australia, with a particular focus on young people's experiences with public services.
Report

Treading water: effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth transitions

Economic downturns have pronounced impacts on young people. Using data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), this report examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education, employment and social circumstances of young Australians.
Evaluation

Mentoring unemployed young adults to dream bigger and break down the steps to reach their goals: process evaluation of the Mentoring 2 Work Project

Youth unemployment is a serious social problem. The impact of this can be severe and long-lasting and can have significant effects on young people’s health and wellbeing. This evaluation demonstrates that the M2W Program was designed and implemented following mentoring best practice guidelines in a...
Report

One good relationship can transform a life: the design and implementation of the Mentoring 2 Work Project

This report outlines the Mentoring 2 Work program, and draws on implementation evaluation learnings to describe how it was planned, structured and most effectively delivered.
Evaluation

Mentoring unemployed young adults to become job and life ready: outcomes evaluation of the Mentoring 2 Work Project

The M2W initiative paired unemployed young adults (aged 18 to 25) at risk of long-term unemployment with a volunteer mentor, who supported them through the processes of identifying a career, searching for work, and preparing for employment. To be eligible to participate, the young person...
Survey

Voices 2: results of a survey of people who used Jobactive 2022

This report is based on a second survey of users of Jobactive employment services, the first of which was published in 2018. The title of this report reflects ACOSS’s commitment to amplifying people’s experiences of employment services.
Evaluation

'I have a future now': evaluation of the Career Readiness for Young Parents Project

The Career Readiness for Young Parents (CRFYP) program is a Commonwealth-funded project, supported by the federal Department of Social Services. This report outlines the findings of an evaluation of the program which supported young parents from selected low socio-economic neighbourhoods in Perth.
Report

Youth unemployment and the pandemic

Young people have long suffered from disproportionately high unemployment rates, low pay, high turnover rates, low skills, high incidence of non-standard employment and non-career path positions. This report presents an aggregate view of labour market outcomes for young people before and during the pandemic.
Data portal

Visualising NSW Electorates: JobSeeker recipients (Jun 2021)

This interactive map shows the number of JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance (Other) recipients for June 2021, and the change since June 2020.
Discussion paper

What VET can offer to COVID-19 youth unemployment recovery

Examining responses to past economic downturns and recessions, both in Australia and internationally, this paper discusses the role of vocational education and training (VET) in mitigating the effects of economic downturns on young people and helping them move into employment.
Fact sheet

Disadvantage facing young people with disability: what’s changed over time?

This fact sheet outlines the ways in which Australian young people with disability (aged 15 to 24 years) experience disadvantage in many areas of their lives.
Survey

Youth survey report 2020

Conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission Australia’s 19th annual Youth Survey asked 25,800 young people aged 15–19 years to share their greatest concerns. This report provides valuable insights into their concerns for the future and supports our advocacy efforts on their behalf.
Report

A wave of disadvantage across NSW: impact of the COVID-19 recession

COVID-19 has started an economic tsunami that threatens to overwhelm progress towards reducing disadvantage across New South Wales. This report provides estimates based on international, Australian and original research on the impact of rising unemployment on disadvantage across NSW’s regions.
Fact sheet

Fighting poverty: unemployment policies in Nordic countries

Examining poverty rates and welfare policies in Nordic countries highlights the inadequacy of Australian policies and what can and should now be done to improve them.
Policy report

Economic scars: how the lockdowns have permanently disfigured the Australian economy

The economic crisis caused by lockdown measures in response to COVID-19 has distorted the Australian economy. The economic costs of lockdowns have not been equally shared across the country. This paper outlines five key pieces of evidence that lockdowns, rather than freezing the economy in...
Briefing paper

Jobless and distressed: the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on young Australians

For more than six months, COVID-19 has been disrupting the lives, communities and businesses of millions of Australians. It is becoming clear that people of all ages have been affected by this crisis, although some age groups appear to be affected more than others. This...
Working paper

Climbing the jobs ladder slower: young people in a weak labour market

This paper investigates labour market scarring that might have occurred over the period 2008 to 2018 — specifically whether young people entering the labour market during and following the GFC had a harder transition into employment than those entering earlier, and whether that experience could...
Discussion paper

JobKeeper: eligible vs ineligible workers

This discussion paper outlines how the JobKeeper scheme is encouraging businesses to dismiss ineligible employees, meaning casuals employed for less than a year and non-resident workers have been disproportionately affected by job losses in recent months.
Report

Changes in paid and unpaid activities during the COVID-19 pandemic: exploring labour supply and labour demand

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the labour market and related outcomes of Australian adults at the time at which COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions are being lifted.