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Many young part-time workers would rather be full-time

MORE than a quarter of all young workers want extra hours, new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed on Thursday.

The latest labour force data showed 27% of workers aged 15 to 24 years would rather work full-time than their current part-time shifts.

ABS director of labour force and supplementary surveys Cassandra Gligora said of 824,000 part-time workers who want more hours, more than half wanted to work full-time.

"While more women were employed part-time, a higher proportion of male part-time workers were underemployed (28% compared with 19% of women), she said.

"The greatest difference was reported for those aged 35-44 years (42% for men and 17% for women)."

Topics:  australian bureau of statistics employment work


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