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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BroCAP is produced by the two librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia. If you find our service useful and would like to contribute to ‘Working . . . → Read More: Infographic: Finding a policy fix for youth unemployment – The Conversation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The . . . → Read More: Information Paper: Forthcoming Changes to Labour Force Statistics, Oct 2014 – Australian Bureau of Statistics
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
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 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