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Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Secondary Jobs Top 1 Million

Victor P Taffa

Number of secondary jobs in Australia rose to more than 1 Million in the December quarter of 2018, according to new labour market insights released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

This represented more than 7 % of all jobs worked in the economy, the highest rate recorded since this series began in 2010.

Job vacancies accounted for around 1.7 % of all available jobs, also the highest rate since the series began.

Total number of jobs worked in Australia increased by 1.2 % in the quarter, which was more than double the quarterly average over the past 5 years.

“More than a third of this increase in filled jobs was accounted for by secondary jobs, which shows that multiple job holders are accounting for a larger share of filled jobs in the labour market.” Bruce Hockman, Chief Economist at the Australian Bureau of Statistics said.

While the administrative and support services industry had the most secondary jobs (23.2 %), the education industry saw the largest increase in the number of secondary jobs during the quarter with growth of 8.2 %.

Australian Labour Account provides a comprehensive picture of the labour market by complementing other ABS measures. It allows the analysis of both main and secondary jobs providing a rich picture of the dynamics of the labour market.


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