Surge in part-time work leading to significant social change, say researchers

16 February 2017

The latest official figures show the unemployment rate fell slightly in January to 5.7 per cent. A surge in Australians landing part time work, more than made up a big slump in full-time work.

Social researchers say the trend to part-time work is placing a heavy financial burden on families and is also seeing the nation undergo a significant social change.

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Emily Bourke, David Taylor, 2017, Surge in part-time work leading to significant social change, say researchers, PM News and Current Affairs, viewed 27 March 2017, <http://apo.org.au/node/73790>.

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