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Full time Jobs Annual Change in
Full time Jobs (%)
Part time Jobs
Annual change in
Part time Jobs
Normally in a downturn, employers switch from full time staff to part time and this was the case in 2009. But in 2010, it is a
different story. With the Australian economy continuing to grow, employers are switching from part time positions to full time
positions as they become increasingly confdent about the future.
The mining industry is leading the charge, with full time jobs increasing by 7.8% in the year to August 2010. Education is also
increasing full time jobs (+3.6%). On a trend basis, Victoria is generating the strongest growth in full time jobs where they are
increasing at 2.5% p.a. (year ended August 2010) and have been growing since late 2009. NSW has also started adding full
time jobs in the last fve months. Queensland has started adding them in the last four months and the same is happening in SA.
Meanwhile, WA is also emerging as a powerhouse in full time jobs growth, with positions increasing in the last fve months. In
August 2010, they were up by 6.0% compared with the same month last year.
Part time positions are still growing as employers seek a more fexible workforce and employees also like the arrangement.
Older workers are also joining the growth as well. Management levels still have the lowest level of part time positions
(12.2% year ended August 2010), but part time positions are growing in share. In 1997, they accounted for only 9.6% of
managerial jobs. Community workers (53%), retail sales staff (56%) and labourers (44.6%) have the highest level of part time
positions. Part time positions have also grown in the professional areas, with part time jobs now accounting for 23.7% of all
jobs. This is an increase from 19.3% in 1997.
With the economy gathering momentum, full time jobs are forecast to grow by 2.4% by August 2011. Part time jobs are
also forecast to continue to grow, with employees valuing the fexibility it provides, and increasing numbers of other people
preferring to work part time.
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Full time/Part time
With the economy growing full time, jobs growth is making a comeback
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