Long hunt for a job for some

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AL­MOST one in five, or 19.6 per cent, of un­em­ployed peo­ple have been out of work for a year or more, Aus­tralian Bureau of Statis­tics fig­ures show.

Its data from July 2012 re­veals most peo­ple (18 per cent) had the most dif­fi­culty se­cur­ing work be­cause of poor health or dis­abil­ity, while 14 per cent say there are too many other ap­pli­cants.

Of those who started a new job in the pre­vi­ous 12 months, 23 per cent had looked for work for less than a month.

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