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POST 48: THE MCGOWAN GOVERNMENT ARE STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH WEST AUSTRALIA’S CHRONIC YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT: The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows alarming unemployment figures for West Australian youth (15-24 age). It is the McGowan Government’s  “elephant in the room”. It is shown worrying trends of persistence.

Population Research WA welcomes the fall in the overall unemployment in WA from 8.3% in July to 7% in August 2020

But youth unemployment is proving a real headache and shows no signs of improvement.

Nearly 23,000 (15-24 age) have dropped out of the Labour Force since the height of the Wuhan coronavirus in March through to August 2020.

They are are not counted by the ABS as unemployed. These are categorised as temporary stood down (rather than being unemployed).

The official estimate reveals 28,570 youth unemployed but this is not an accurate figure. The real figure is higher and closer to 51,250.

The effective unemployment rate is 24.5%. This includes the official unemployed and those that have dropped out of the WA Labour Force from March through to August 2020.

Population Research WA is for:
  • Culling State Migration
  • End foreign student work permits
  • Developing a lower population planning strategy
  • Bigger lots and low density suburbs
  • A jobs first strategy for West Australia’s unemployed
  • Reliable energy supplies to grow manufacturing jobs
  • A democratic planning system involving Local Government and ratepayers
The Australian public want to halt mass immigration:

In 2018, 54% of Australians say that ‘the total number of migrants coming to Australia each year is too high’.


Has Australia reached the end of the road with it’s multicultural experiment? Many Australian’s think so:

A substantial minority (41%), say ‘if Australia is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing our identity as a nation’.

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