Long-term unemployment in Australia is becoming entrenched with roughly two-thirds of Newstart recipients considered long termNijole Naujokas has been on and off Centrelink for the better part of the past decade. “Long-term unemployment has become more entrenched since the 90s when less than 50% of Newstart recipient were long-term. Among young unemployed people, for instance, 18.4% of those who didn’t have a job during 2017 were long-term unemployed. “[In that case] there just aren’t opportunities without experience, and employers are asking for loads and loads of experience,” she says. Read more“They’re people who’ve held long-term jobs, people who have been employed and then something happens,” Bowman says.
Source: The Guardian April 20, 2019 21:00 UTC