Thousands of young Australians find it difficult to find a job after graduation, face the danger of being marginalized by mainstream society, and become the "lost generation". The federal government has allocated billions of dollars for school education, and the number of people entering colleges and universities has also hit a new high. However, many young people who are out of touch with society and unable to participate in training or further education have gradually formed a new social bottom.
Research shows that five years ago, there were nearly 5 young people working full-time in Australia, but only 27 were left last year. From a national perspective, 20% of young people aged 15 to 24 are "NEET" (NEET), who have no job, nor receive education or participate in training. The youth unemployment rate in Australia is as high as 17.7%, which is more than three times the national unemployment rate. Since 3, young people who have been unemployed for more than one year have almost doubled, and the unemployment rate for young women aged 2008-15 has reached 19%.
Sydney's west and southwest regions, parts of Newcastle and Wollongong, and the Central Coast are the "severe disaster areas" where young people are unemployed. The industry blames the high unemployment rate among young people on the education system’s failure to prepare young people for employment, as well as trade unions demanding high salaries and overtime pay.
NSW Chamber of Commerce CEO Stephen Cartwright pointed out that the government has done nothing to support students entering the workplace, and the recent removal of financial incentives for employers to use apprentices has also led to a significant reduction in training opportunities.
Statistics show that among long-term unemployed Australians, more than 25% are young people aged 15 to 24, and if they live in a non-urban area, their chances of finding a job are halved. However, with the decline in full-time employment opportunities, part-time jobs have become more and more common for many graduates or young people who are still receiving relevant education. Since the mid-1980s, the number of part-time jobs has quadrupled. The rate of part-time jobs has doubled.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Lyn Robinson and Stephen Lamb, wrote a related report that pointed out that the stability of young people’s work is decreasing, and that more and more young people are not participating in learning or training. Can only get part-time jobs. They believe that nearly 14% of adolescents and 23% of young people are at risk of being "marginalized."