We know labour markets work differently for the young.
As detailed in the International Labour Organisation’s Key Indicators of the Labour Market [KILM] it is generally understood that Youth Unemployment runs at some-where between two  to three  times the base “adult” or “standard” unemployment rate.
We have generally seen BIG improvements in Victoria between 2015 and 2017 but changes now appearing between 2017 and 2018 show some deterioration in a number of regions.
Both the Victorian North-West and Bendigo regions show stark increases in the “harshness” of their youth labour markets in the last 12 months?
The Geelong, Hume and Warrnambool regions show very large improvements. Place matters…
In 2015, there were regions in Victoria where this ratio of “youth” to “adult” unemployment exceeded FOUR-TIMES  the adult rate and in some regions reached FIVE-TIMES  the adult rate. These numbers were ‘globally’ significant.
- WhaleSongServices Data
- Youth Transition? – Lower paid & longer
- Youth Pathways, Real of Imagined?
- Rate & Ratio – Youth Unemployment
- Where is Global Youth Unemployment?