Young job seekers are more likely to be registered with Centrelink than older job seekers, while those aged 25 and over tended to rely more on social networks and employment agencies when looking for work.
Young and old job seekers use the same methods to look for work, but young people have the highest unemployment rates.
Typical mass housing units in South Africa.
Durban one of South Africa’s third largest cities, by population has reported that the number of people living in informal dwellings has remained stubbornly high.
South Africa’s unemployment numbers reveal chronic joblessness.
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan on the campaign trail.
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In the lead up to the state election, Western Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said WA has the highest unemployment rate in Australia. Is that correct?
Settling well in Australia often takes time for people from migrant backgrounds.
Labour force data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, employment rates among migrant communities eventually reach parity with the rest of the population.
Labor’s Brendan O'Connor said fewer people are seeking work.
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Shadow minister for employment Brendan O'Connor said the labour force participation rate was in "free fall" and that this showed "people have stopped looking for work". Is that true?
Fighting poverty needs to be about more than just getting people into work.
If the government is going to get people out of poverty, it needs to focus less on getting people into work and more on where business is growing.
Internships give students the skills to navigate real world situations like interviews.
Students who complete internships at university are better at managing their careers and are satisifed with their career choices, research shows.
Are there enough jobs for the class of 2016?
The economy added fewer jobs than expected in May, suggesting a Fed rate hike this month is off the table. What else did we learn from the report?
Wage growth is at its lowest since the measures began.
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Australia's wage growth has been sluggish, but the reasons are more complex than they seem.
There’s been a lot of research on whether being unemployed hurts your ability to get a new job. But what about if you’re working part-time or below your skill level?
Statistics don’t lie - do they?
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Monthly labour force movements are feverishly reported - but has unemployment really changed?
It could happen to anyone.
Many couples ignore the warning signs that one of them might be about to lose their job.
Was Josh Frydenberg right about job growth?
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Energy and resources minister Josh Frydenberg said recently that the latest employment figures show extremely strong job growth, the greatest Australia's had since 2006. Is that right?
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
US jobs market needs a boost.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
Employment growth does not equal ‘jobs creation’.
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Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that's a flawed use of the data.
Good news for the young unemployed.
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A coalition of companies including Starbucks and Walmart plan to help 100,000 young people jumpstart their careers. It's a good start, but much more needs to be done.
Unlike the brain, the unemployment rate is fairly simple.
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Economics isn't brain surgery, so why is a neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate dismissing the latest unemployment report?
Treasurer Joe Hockey must weigh all aspects of Australia’s economy in his budget.
As we head into the federal budget tonight, all eyes will be on how the Coalition government might tackle some challenging economic data affecting Australia's economy.