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Employment and income status

Employment status

Eighty-three per cent of respondents (2004) were unemployed, while 3% (81) were employed but looking for more paid work. Alarmingly, only 8% (181) of respondents were employed (Chart 7). The proportion of unemployed respondents (83%) is slightly higher than reported in ESIS 2013 (79%).

Chart 7 Employment status

 

"I want a job, any job." - Respondent comment

"I’m always applying for jobs – either never hear back or get an interview and get told I am not the right fit or I’m too old."- Respondent comment

Unemployed male