Unemployed Mature Male Statistics For Australia
The Courier-Mail 16/8/2000

63% of Australian workers who have given up actively seeking a job are over the age of 45 years
40% of men aged 45 to 55 years are underemployed
Two thirds of 45 to 55-year-olds have low literacy levels.
40% of the unemployed over age 45 live outside state capitals.
Long-term unemployment is highest among the 45 to 54-year-old age group.
Average duration of unemployment is 150 weeks and rising.