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U-TURN : THE TRANSPORT WOES OF AUSTRALIA'S YOUNG JOB SEEKERS


Brotherhood of St Laurence, Monday, 21 November, 2016

Young unemployed Australians confront serious transport challenges as they try to conduct their job search with 41 per cent of 18 to 24 year-old jobseekers not having a driver’s licence, according to a new report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
As youth unemployment approaches 13 per cent, the national welfare group’s data analysis found a quarter of young jobseekers aged 15 to 24 say transport issues are a key barrier for not being able to find employment. Strikingly, the research found that overall 61 per cent of unemployed people aged 15 to 24 lack a driver’s licence.

Read the report here