This is the second annotated bibliography about unemployment in Australia to be published by the Social Welfare Research Centre. The first appeared in 1984 and contained citations from the period 1978 to 1983. The compilation included only works actually sighted by us; inevitably not all published works were available at the time. This volume therefore overlaps with the previous one and covers the period 1980 to 1985. The search has been undertaken over a longer period and has been more thorough. Nevertheless, once again, some works have not been available to us and we regret their omission. The collection is drawn from a variety of academic disciplines - economics, psychology, education, sociology, criminology, law, social work, geography, engineering, public administration and industrial relations - and from a range of areas of activity such as universities and other research or educational institutions, government departments and agencies, the women's movement, trade unions, welfare and community service organisations, the church and private medical practice. The cross-reference system in this volume includes the entries in the earlier Compilation; ENCEL, Diana and GARDE, Pauline (1984), Unemployment in Australia: An Annotated Bibliography, 1978-83, SWRC Reports and Proceedings No.36.