6286.0 - Australians' Employment and Unemployment Patterns, 1994-95
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/02/1997
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Who's a jobseeker?
The average Australian Jobseeker is aged 32.6 years, lives in a family environment, and is more likely to be male. Of the estimated 875,100 Jobseekers nationally (in May 1995), 52 per cent have attended the highest level of secondary school available, while 34 per cent have post-school qualifications. More than a quarter (28 per cent) are born outside Australia, the majority in a non-English speaking country.
These characteristics are drawn from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Survey of Employment and Unemployment Patterns, Jobseekers, published today, which provides new insight into the characteristics of Jobseekers and their labour market experiences.
The figures are the first year's results from a new 'longitudinal' survey which is collecting information from the same group of people over three years. The statistics from this survey are different to, and should not be confused with, the Bureau's monthly estimates of employment and unemployment.
Key findings from the first year of the new survey (September 1994 to September 1995) include:
Details are in Australians' Employment and Unemployment Patterns, Jobseekers (cat. no. 6286.0) which is available from ABS bookshops.
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