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New report identifies factors associated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being out of the labour force
A new report shows that living with disability, previous incarceration, being female and low levels of education are the most significant factors associated with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being out of the labour force.
New analysis, conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in partnership with the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), identified the characteristics associated with an increased likelihood of a person being out of the labour force.
“For women it was having Year 9 or less education, having dependent children in the family, and not currently studying."
“For example, someone living in a non-remote area is just as likely to be out of the labour force as a person living in a remote area if they share the same characteristics such as education and disability status.
· A person is out of the labour force if they are not employed, not actively looking for work and not available to start work.
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