Original article by Ewin Hannan
The Australian – Page: 8 : 19-Jun-18
The Australian Industry Group’s analysis of official labour market data suggests that contrary to unions’ claims, the proportion of casual workers has remained steady at about 25 per cent of all employees since 1998. This is despite the fact that the number of casual employees rose from 1.7 million in August 1998 to 2.6 million in February 2018. Ai Group’s chief economist Julie Toth notes that there has been 53 per cent growth in the number of casual employees over this period, and 56 per cent growth in permanent employee numbers.
THE AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP, AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, ACTU, THE AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE LIMITED