Youth unemployment has remained “stubbornly high”

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Increase in youth unemployment. Image by Pixabay.

Australian youth have increasingly been finding it difficult to get employed or work enough hours to make ends meet. Up to 50,000 of youth aged between 15 and 24 are suffering long-term unemployment, and are often forced to do voluntary work before being able to get a job. This is a result of many factors, including a reduction in entry level jobs, inexperienced youth who are not properly trained in their field nor have the skills to sell themselves to employers, and also the economical impact of the global financial crisis.

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