Essential Report

Unemployment benefits – job applications

Aug 5, 2014

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s proposal to require people receiving unemployment benefits to apply for 40 jobs a month? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total approve

44%

31%

63%

33%

38%

Total disapprove

48%

63%

30%

63%

57%

Strongly approve

21%

13%

32%

13%

21%

Approve

23%

18%

31%

20%

17%

Disapprove

25%

27%

21%

23%

31%

Strongly disapprove

23%

36%

9%

40%

26%

Don’t know

7%

6%

7%

4%

4%

44% approve of the Government’s proposal to require people receiving unemployment benefits to apply for 40 jobs a month and 48% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were aged under 35 (52%), Liberal/National voters (63%) and full-time workers (49%).

Those most likely to disapprove were aged 45-64 (57%), Labor voters (63%) and incomes under $1,000pw (58%).

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