Australian Bureau of Statistics
6250.0 - Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants, Australia, November 1996
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/06/1997
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Migrants have higher unemployment rate
In November last year the unemployment rate for migrants who had arrived, as adults, in Australia after 1970, and had obtained permanent resident status, was 9.7 per cent.
This compared with 7.7 per cent for those born in Australia, and 9.2 per cent for all migrants to Australia, according to figures published today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the publication Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants.
The publication presents the labour force profile of 1,449,900 migrants (i.e. those who arrived as adults after 1970) who made up 10 per cent of the civilian population aged 15 years and over in November 1996. It needs to be cautioned that these migrants represented 38 per cent of all migrants to Australia.
Following are further selected labour force characteristics of this group of migrants:
Copies of the publication Labour Force Status and Other Characteristics of Migrants, Australia, November 1996 (cat. no. 6250.0) are available from ABS Bookshops.
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