Skills of Australians

The pleasing aspect is that in these reports there is more gender disaggregation than previous issues. Most of the indicator trends remain fairly steady.

Some trends of interest:

  1. Overall the number of discouraged job seekers has decreased since 2009, following the increase of discouraged job seekers during the period of 2008 – 2009.
  2. Of the 762,700 people who were not discouraged job seekers, the most commonly reported main reason for not actively looking for work, by men, was ‘Attending an educational institution’ (35%), followed by ‘Own long-term health condition or disability’ (15%). By comparison, the most commonly reported main reason for women was ‘Caring for children’ (30%), followed by ‘Attending an educational institution’ (18%).

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