The charts and tables below demonstrate where the rising jobless rate is hitting hardest, among the young.
Youth unemployment represents just under 40% of all unemployment in Australia.
In other words, more than one in three unemployed is young, aged between 15 and 24.
The unemployment rate for youth is now more than 12%, twice that of the national average, as this chart shows:
The Brotherhood of St Lawrence says: “The global financial crisis has had a scarring impact on the job prospects of Australia’s young people.”
Here’s where unemployed youths are concentrated in Australia:
And here’s the rate by state:
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has launched a campaign to bring attention to the rising crisis of youth unemployment in Australia:
Here’s one story:
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