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Monday, 3 November 2003
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Mr Albanese asked the Minister for Employment Services, upon notice, on 12 August 2003:

Can he provide the most disaggregated data available showing the proportion of jobseekers who, after completing the various components of IEP, were (a) employed (F/T and P/T), (b) unemployed, (c) not in the labour force, (d) engaged in another labour market program (by program type), and (e) in education or training.


Mr Brough (Minister for Employment Services and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The latest available edition of the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations' Labour Market Assistance Outcomes quarterly report provides Post Programme Monitoring (PPM) outcomes for Indigenous job seekers three months after job seekers exit assistance (see Table below). This data relates to job seekers who exited assistance between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2002 with outcomes achieved in the year to end March 2003.

Table: Outcomes achieved1 by Indigenous job seekers in the year to end March 2003

Employed Full-time%

Employed Part-time%

Employed%

Unemployed%

Not in the Labour Force %

In Further Assistance5%

Total%

Education & Training %

Positive Outcomes4%

STEP2

39.9

12.6

52.6

36.6

7.5

3.4

100.0

23.5

61.8

WA2

49.9

12.4

62.4

26.5

5.6

5.6

100.0

19.7

67.0

IA3

17.4

16.1

33.4

46.8

13.2

6.6

100.0

10.0

42.2

JST3

14.4

18.2

32.6

36.8

5.8

24.9

100.0

6.3

37.8

JM3

26.6

20.7

47.3

47.3

5.4

0.0

100.0

6.7

51.7

1: PPM outcomes are measured three months after the job seeker ceases assistance and relate to job seekers who ceased assistance between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2002 with outcomes achieved by 31 March 2003.

2: PPM outcomes can only be reliably measured for the Structured Training and Employment Project (STEP) and Wage Assistance (WA) components of the Indigenous Employment Programme.

3: PPM outcomes for Job Network are disaggregated into Intensive Assistance (IA), Job Search Training (JST) and Job Matching (JM).

4: Positive outcomes include employment and education/training outcomes and can therefore be less than the sum of employment and education/training outcomes because some job seekers achieve both an employment and an education/training outcome.

5: Further assistance includes commencements in DEWR funded labour market assistance. Further assistance is not measured for Job Matching and job seekers who do not achieve an employment outcome are treated as either unemployed or not in the labour force.