Category Archives: Youth unemployment

Blogs about the youth labour market

Why we should close the ‘unemployment industry’

This morning I gave a Keynote presentation to the Jobs Australia conference in Melbourne, which is a gathering of people who work in what I call the extra industry – the ‘unemployment industry’ – which has sprung up in the … Read the rest of this entry »

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The scourge of youth unemployment

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) released their updated this week (October 19, 2011) – Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 Update – which reminds us of how long the current policy failures will continue to generate negative consequences. That is, … Read the rest of this entry »

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