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.
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
Parts of rural and regional Victoria have some of the highest rates of unemployment and youth unemployment in the state. Doug Sharp explains the great jobs ... Read More