Source: The Mercury, 11 February, 1997, p.5
THE average Australian job hunter was a married man with children, new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) figures have found. Releasing key findings from the first year of a new survey into employment and unem- ployment patterns, the ABS found that the average Aust- ralian jobseeker in May 1995 was aged 32.6 years, a family member, and more likely to be a man. Of the 875,100 jobseekers pounding the pavements, more were male (55%) than female. About 79% were family members with more than half of these a husband and wife. "Compared with the em- ployed, jobseekers had lower levels of education. Only 52% had attended the highest level of secondary school available," the ABS said in its report.
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