This report provides an evaluation of the impact of changing economic conditions on Job Services Australia (JSA) from 1 July 2009 to January 2010 as specified in the JSA evaluation strategy. The major goal of this project is to assess the effect of the economic downturn on employment services, particularly with regard to:
- job seeker numbers and characteristics
- the broad patterns of assistance provided by JSA
- the costs to the Government of the assistance provided and the costs borne by JSA in providing that assistance
- the effectiveness of this assistance in achieving placements and outcomes.