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Youth under-employment


Youth Projects’ training programs are featured in this story from SBS news about youth underemployment and how we’re helping skill young people to combat unemployment and underemployment.

What is youth underemployment? 

Youth unemployment in Australia has risen sharply but so has youth underemployment. Today, young people are more likely to be underemployed – to have some work but want more hours – than at any time in the last 36 years. With the unemployment rate among those aged 15 to 24 at July 2014 standing at 14.1 per cent – itself the highest rate since October 2001.

Read the latest issue in the Brotherhood of St Laurence report Barely Working. Young and Underemployed in Australia 2014

Youth under-employment
Story by Sarah Abo, SBS World News 1 September 2014