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Indigenous unemployment remains at 14%
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May '08
The Indigenous unemployment rate has remained steady, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The unemployment rate for Indigenous people during 2007 was 14%, the same as 2006.

The labour force participation rate was 56%, down from 59% in 2006. The participation rate is the number of people in the labour force as a percentage of working age (15 and over) people.

There was a total of 158,000 Indigenous people over the age of 15 in employment, a decrease of 2,200 on the 2006 figure.

The number of Indigenous employed people as a percentage of the Indigenous population was 48%, down from 50% in 2006.

The lowest employment to population ratio (46%) was experienced in remote areas.

Australia statistics

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