We are in an employment crisis. No political party is even acknowledging this situation, let alone trying to fix it.
Here are the facts
Underemployed: 1.067 million underemployed according to the latest ABS figures.
Unemployment: 731,600 unemployed according to the latest ABS figures
Hidden Unemployment: 1.386 million looking for work but not in the labour force according to the latest ABS figures
For these 3.184 million Australians looking for work, the are currently only 167,500 job vacancies according to the Department of Employment.
This means that there are 18 job seekers competing for ever job vacancy in Australia.