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Full time Jobs Annual Change in
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Part time Jobs
Annual change in
Part time Jobs
In 2010, a more normal pattern of full time/part time employment jobs growth was restored. In the Australian economy, full time
jobs are growing at healthy levels, close to rates last seen in 2007. In fact, over the last year slightly more than 257,000 full time
jobs were added.
With the resurgence in the Mining Sector, full time jobs are back to spectacular growth levels in that area, positions growing
by 18% in the year ended February 2011. Health is another sector where full time jobs are increasing, now growing by 5.1%.
Government Sector full time positions are also growing (+2.7%), while Property and Business Services is displaying similar
strength. One area that is still a little reluctant to take on full time workers is the Financial Sector, where positions are down by
1.9%. The Manufacturing Sector is also shedding full time positions. However, the Retail Sector has returned to welcome jobs
Part time employment has grown steadily in Australia for many years, these positions now accounting for just under one in
three jobs in Australia. The Mining Sector is experiencing the strongest growth, although part time positions still only represent
3.2% of jobs in that sector. The Accommodation Sector has the highest level of part time positions, refecting its use of casuals
to meet the peaks in holiday demand. Health and Community Services is another sector that has a high proportion of part time
staff, now at 43.8%.
With the economy gathering momentum, full time jobs are forecast to grow by 3.1% by February 2012, adding another 250,000
jobs. Part time jobs are also forecast to continue to grow as employees value the fexibility they provide and increasing numbers
of people prefer to work part time to suit their work/lifestyle balance.
MyCareer Employment Forecast
Full time and part time jobs
An impressive 257,000 full time jobs added, another 250,000 to come in 2011
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