There has been a sharp decline in the growth of employment in Australia since 2010-11. The Australian Treasury expects this slow down to continue over the next two years and that as a result, unemployment will increase. At the same time as this slowdown is occurring, the Australian Government is running a record high permanent migration program and encouraging more migrants on temporary visas to stay and work in Australia. There were 1.1 million of these temporary visa holders in Australia (not including New Zealanders) as of March 2013. This report examines who is losing out in the competition for scarce jobs. It concludes that the main losers are young Australian job seekers.
Scarce Jobs: Migrants or locals at the end of the Queue?
27th August 2013