Indigenous Employment

Promising report today from a research study into indigenous employment growth. The findings reveal that rates of employment have outstripped that of non-indigenous employment growth. For women 19% compared to 20% respectively while men were 20% vs 5%.

One key learning from the research was the impact of education. Those with a degree or higher qualification increased their prospects of employment by 50% (20% for non- indigenous).

Many have believed that education is the key to prosperity and a better life. Seems the research supports that belief.

I’m not sure what the government is specifically doing in this area but subsidizing indigenous education seems a solid investment based on these findings.