When unemployment rises, it is people facing disadvantage who are likely to be affected soonest, most often, for the longest periods and with the most serious consequences. While tackling unemployment has been high on the agenda of all Victoria’s political parties in recent months, VCO SS is calling for a workforce participation plan that targets supports to the people who are the most likely to lose jobs, or be unable to find them.
A myriad of figures, rates and percentages are quoted in unemployment coverage, commentary and debate. Sometimes they may not always convey what they appear to ... Read More
Victoria and Australia’s unemployment rates have risen since the global financial crisis, while across the OECD generally, they have fallen. Veronica Sheen examines ... Read More