Infographic: Finding a policy fix for youth unemployment – The Conversation

The Conversation has brought together data from a variety of sources on youth unemployment over past decades

SOURCE: Charis Palmer and Emil Jeyaratnam

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Overview of comments on Creating Parity, Employment Review Taskforce – National Welfare Rights Network

Creating Parity contains a number of proposals that that have the potential to improve opportunities and independence for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) welcomes the positive focus on early childhood intervention, targeted support and integrated education services. Focussing on infants aged 0-3 will give our youngest . . . → Read More: Overview of comments on Creating Parity, Employment Review Taskforce – National Welfare Rights Network

What Tony Abbott talks about when he talks about ‘welfare’ – Australian Review of Public Affairs

Extract from an article by Gabrielle Meagher and David P. Wilkins

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s talk on social policy topics has included such easy-to-recall phrases such as ‘lifters, not leaners’, ‘workers, not shirkers’, and ‘earning or learning’. These phrases are not just slogans; like all politicians’ public talk, they express a take on the world. . . . → Read More: What Tony Abbott talks about when he talks about ‘welfare’ – Australian Review of Public Affairs

Long-term unemployment in Australia doubles since the global financial crisis – The Age

Extract from an article by Ben Schneiders

Long-term unemployment is a growing problem for Australia with about 500,000 people receiving Newstart Allowance for more than a year, a figure that has almost doubled since the global financial crisis. Data from the Department of Social Services for August shows that since the end of 2012 the . . . → Read More: Long-term unemployment in Australia doubles since the global financial crisis – The Age

2.5 million people living in poverty in Australia: new report – ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service has today released a new report revealing that poverty is growing in Australia with an estimated 2.5 million people or 13.9% of all people living below the internationally accepted poverty line.

The report provides the most up to date picture of poverty in the nation . . . → Read More: 2.5 million people living in poverty in Australia: new report – ACOSS

Young people can’t live on fresh air and sunshine – John Falzon in Eureka Street

In the same town were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had flocks and herds in great abundance; the poor man had nothing but a ewe lamb, only a single little one which he had bought. He fostered it and it grew up with him and his children, eating his bread, . . . → Read More: Young people can’t live on fresh air and sunshine – John Falzon in Eureka Street

A “simple” path to formal employment – International Labour Organization

In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment.

BRASILIA (ILO News) – Wilker Barbosa is the owner of Eventhus Buffett, a small . . . → Read More: A “simple” path to formal employment – International Labour Organization

Hockey plays the ABS blame game, while unemployment hovers – The Conversation

Article by Phil Lewis

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has come under attack for the perceived lack of reliability of its labour force statistics, particularly the unemployment rate.

The unemployment rate is one of the most keenly observed and anticipated economic indicators. The government is keen to jump on any . . . → Read More: Hockey plays the ABS blame game, while unemployment hovers – The Conversation

Unemployment Remains High Despite ABS Data Review – Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Media Release

Statement by Kate Carnell, ACCI CEO

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Australia’s largest and most representative business organisation, remains concerned at the continued high rate of unemployment despite the acknowledged need for a review of ABS labour force estimates due to recent volatility in seasonally adjusted figures. The . . . → Read More: Unemployment Remains High Despite ABS Data Review – Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Andrew Forrest’s Indigenous job plans are a ‘massive social experiment’ – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Bridie Jabour

Rights group says mining billionaire’s recommendations on employment and welfare could cause significant damage

Andrew Forrest’s report on Indigenous employment and welfare makes incorrect assertions, is unbalanced and would be conducting a “massive social experiment” on vulnerable people if the recommendations were taken up, the National Welfare Rights . . . → Read More: Andrew Forrest’s Indigenous job plans are a ‘massive social experiment’ – The Guardian

Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Statistics, Oct 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

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CHANGES TO ABS LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS

This is a reissue of the Information Paper released on 26 June 2014. This reissue clarifies changes to Labour Force outputs which will be implemented from the October 2014 issue. Parts of the attached detailed schedule of changes which have been updated are marked in red.

BACKGROUND

The . . . → Read More: Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Statistics, Oct 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Senate action needed now to curb unemployment – Abetz media release

oday’s ABS labour force figures once again demonstrate the need for the Senate to support key Government measures to create more job opportunities in the face of continuing labour market challenges.

The figures show that seasonally adjusted employment fell by 29,700 in September (following a revised increase of 32,100 in August) . . . → Read More: Senate action needed now to curb unemployment – Abetz media release

With a little help of my peers. The supportive role of online contacts for the unemployed – Computers in Human Behavior

ABSTRACT

Unemployment is an unfortunate reality, whose overcoming often depends on social support, among other factors. Online social media, such as social network sites and communities, may offer an additional source of such support for unemployed people. This paper posits that online social support plays an important role in unemployed people’s ability to cope with . . . → Read More: With a little help of my peers. The supportive role of online contacts for the unemployed – Computers in Human Behavior

“It is for all of us to construct a future where full employment stands at the centre of our preoccupations” – International Labour Organization

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Watch ILO-Director General statement on “The future of work” at the OECD New World Forum on Tuesday 7 October.

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Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.1 per cent in September 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 6.1 per cent in September 2014, as announced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. The seasonally adjusted labour force participation rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 64.5 per cent in September 2014. The ABS reported the number of people employed decreased by 29,700 . . . → Read More: Australia’s unemployment rate increased to 6.1 per cent in September 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

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