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Record High Number of Australians Working Multiple Jobs

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A record number of Australians are juggling two or more jobs as COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions push workers into the gig economy, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed. Newly released data from the ABS revealed that 6.5 percent of the Australian working population now had more than one job during the June quarter, the highest figure since the ABS began tracking the data in 1994. Prior to the pandemic, just under 6 percent of the working population held multiple jobs, a figure which dropped to a low of 4.9 during the June quarter of 2020 before rebounding. The highest increase in multiple job holding was seen from people who worked in administrative and support services, arts and recreation, and education—some of the hardest hit sectors by COVID-19 restrictions. “Secondary jobs increased by 33 percent over the 2020-21 financial year, from a low in the early stages of the …

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