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Visualizing complex data [or simple data, for that matter] across time, can help uncover insights and patterns that would be difficult to discover using traditional two dimensional charts. It is also a very powerful way to share insights with non-specialist stakeholders and the wider general community.

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Australian and Victorian Unemployment 2012-2014

International Comparison of PISA Results 2000-2012 - Updated Dec 2013

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Note 2: Dear Reader, please note the % of GDP Expenditure on Education is not yet updated - Dec 3 2013]

December 3rd 2013

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Demonstration of Non-Job Ready and Effectively Unemployed.

It is because the unemployment rate includes only those actively looking for work (those participating in the labour market), it misses a large group of the population. One reason for not participating in the labour force is the perceived inability to find work (either search costs are to high, anticipated pay rates are too low, or there is a lack of available positions). Those who have retired from the workforce or partners who have chosen to manage household affairs, are others who are said not to participate in the workforce. A third group that does not participate is one that has structural barriers to finding employment, these may include a lack of those skills needed by local employers.

The trends in reporting official unemployment or new job opportunities do not of course necessarily reduce the level of structural unemployment. Simple market mechanisms such as new employment opportunities cannot change the situation for those unable to readily move into work. The long-term unemployed often need retraining, single mothers need changes to childcare provisions and individuals receiving disability support pensions require more integrated employment opportunities that correctly reflect their capabilities. When the region is being assessed for sustainability of growth opportunities, the number of non-job ready is crucial to that determination. When a region faces a high level of short-term unemployment coupled with a high degree of non-job readiness the households in the region face a high level of employment stress [Source: NIEIR 2004]

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Victorian OnTrack Data by Local Learning & Employment Network [LLEN] - 2003-2012