Jobs are scarce for those on wage subsidies

ONLY one job vacancy exists for every 13 people on JobSeeker or Youth Allowance, according to May figures, prompting a warning against reducing unemployment benefits.

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) issued a statement this week after Coalition MPs, including Member for Mallee Anne Webster, questioned whether the JobSeeker payment, at its current doubled rate, was a disincentive to working.

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