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ERIC Number: ED511554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 42
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9218-0902-6
Where Tradies Work: A Regional Analysis of the Labour Market for Tradespeople
Lewis, Phil; Corliss, Michael
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
As Australia's economy recovers from the economic downturn, attention is turning once again to skills shortages. To gain insights into the labour market for tradespeople, this report investigates changes in supply, demand and how adjustment occurred through the varied economic conditions of the past 20 years. It concludes that there was no overall severe shortage of tradespeople during the recent boom time but that some local labour markets experienced excess supply or demand. Migration (both from overseas and internally) and wage adjustments appear to have been important functions in responding to these conditions. (Contains 14 tables and 16 figures.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia