Youth Unemployment Monitor
A key part of our campaign is the Monitor, an enewsletter which is a useful source of information and policy analysis. But it's not all facts and figures. We present the human stories of youth unemployment and the challenges young people face today.
Leading journalist Laurie Oakes argues that more weight should be given to the future wellbeing of young Australians in all debates about spending on their elders.
"Since retiring last year, I have thought often about how fortune smiled on my generation."
Meet James and Nick, now 27. They are two participants in a unique study that began tracking the lives of more than 150 babies, all born in inner Melbourne in 1990. Do family and finances shape life chances?
The chair of Citigroup Australia, Sam Mostyn, offers a business - and parental - perspective on youth unemployment.
"We've got to become more intelligent about the public narrative we have developed about young people."
Young people are under threat of long-term unemployment. Data shows nearly one in every 5 young people in Australia's labour market has been out of work for a year or more – and it's not their fault.
New research shows that unemployed young people are as assiduous in their job hunting as older job seekers.
The iconic singer Jimmy Barnes lends his voice to our campaign for youth employment.
"Take it from a working class man – we all do deserve some hope that we can achieve our dreams."
Aaron, 19, is hunting for full-time work. He'd like to earn enough to launch an independent life. But in a job market where competition for entry-level roles is intense, he's finding it tough.
In the aftermath of his father’s fatal shooting by an ISIS radicalised teenager, teacher Alpha Cheng draws strength from the values of his migrant family – and hopes for a more inclusive Australia.
Our Transition to Work program provides participants with workplace tours and networking opportunities, to open their eyes to broader career paths. We partner with companies such as Mainfreight to provide these opportunities.
Australian of the Year ‘Local Hero’ Catherine Keenan joins our youth jobs campaign. The one certainty today’s young people can count on is that their world will constantly change, the youth educator says.
Shanna, 21, has only secured two short-term jobs since finishing school in 2012. She talks about the challenges she faces in her job search which is complicated by living far from the city.
Businessman David Gonski led a major review of school funding. In this column for the Brotherhood's campaign for youth employment, he reflects on how education and skills shape life chances.
Australia’s young men and women are experiencing joblessness differently. As the two sexes face different hurdles in their job search, the 2008 global financial crisis continues to cast a long shadow.
The dreams of Australia’s unemployed youth are being shattered as the nation’s unemployment rate overall climbs. More than 290,000 Australians aged 15 to 24 were categorised as unemployed in January.
Tackling youth unemployment is a complex issue, but key answers can be found in our Youth Transitions Service which is currently motivating young people in unemployment hotspots in outer Melbourne.
'Let us be clear – youth unemployment is not a ‘young people’ issue. It is a societal, generational issue.' Hear from Amy Rhodes and Laura Sobels, Australian delegates to the Y20.
Analysis shows that by mid-2014, more than 15 per cent of workers in the 15-24 group were underemployed. This is the highest rate of underemployment for this group in the last 36 years.
'I believe there is a special case for taking an interest in youth unemployment. It is concerning that more than one-third of the unemployed people in Australia are aged 15 to 24.'
A new analysis by the Brotherhood of St Laurence reveals more than 50,000 people aged between 15 and 24 nationwide have now been on the unemployment treadmill for more than a year.
‘I left school thinking I could do anything but not really sure what that “anything” was.’ Russel Howcroft, Executive General Manager Channel 10, shares his story of leaving school and entering the workforce.
Our new analysis of the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data shows severe increases in youth unemployment in many parts of Australia, particularly in regional and rural areas.