The Australian Labour Market 2001

Doug Biddle, John Burgess, William Mitchell, Martin O’brien

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In this review of the Australian labour market for 2001 we examine the persistence of the unemployment problems in Australia. We then review four issues: a) the youth labour market, b) the position of older males in the Australian labour market, c) work-force access to long service leave, and d) the dominant OECD supply-side policy framework that is currently driving labour market policy in Australia. Overall, the jobs market continues to be sluggish, full-time jobs are scarce and official unemployment rates disguise the extent of labour under-utilisation in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-197
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes


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