Getting a job is a major concern for young Australians. Last year’s National Survey of Young Australians showed a large rise in the proportion of young people valuing getting a job, from 16% in 2010 to 22.7% in 2011. The recently launched 2012 Youth Survey, which focused on young people aged 15 to 19, suggests that some need to find work to help pay for household bills, school books and other necessities.
For many young people, getting a full-time job or even enough part-time work is a challenge. Youth underemployment is in part linked to long-term changes to the labour force, as well as more recent instability in the wake of the GFC.
Source: The Conversation digest 26/2/13