Collapsing immigration slashes youth unemployment

Yesterday’s employment report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that the number of jobs across the Australian economy has fully recovered from COVID, rising 0.6% in the year to March:

Australian employment

Australian jobs have fully recovered their COVID losses.

Superficially, Australia’s youth – defined as those aged 16 to 24 – have largely missed the recovery, with the number of youth jobs still down 2.0% (39,700 jobs) on March 2020 – versus jobs growth of 1.0% (114,000) across the rest of the labour market:

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