True unemployment rate update

An analysis of new Australian Bureau of Statistics data by The Australia Institute reveals that in September 2008 there were 780,900 people who did not have a job, wanted to work but were not included in the unemployment figures.
Taking account of these ‘hidden unemployed’ brings Australia’s real rate of unemployment to 11.7 per cent, much higher than the official rate of 5.7 per cent.

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