1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Dec 2010
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Victorian underemployment rate drops after record high
The Victorian underemployment rate reached a record high of 8% in August 2009, according to an article released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The underemployment rate since decreased to slightly below 7% in November 2010.
During 2009, almost all underemployed workers in Victoria were employed part-time, just over half would have preferred full-time hours, and around half were looking for work with more hours.
Females and males experienced underemployment differently:
The majority of underemployed workers in Victoria were aged 15 to 34. Older and younger underemployed workers in Victoria had different preferences and experiences to the rest of underemployed workers:
Further information is available in State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, December 2010 (cat. no. 1367.2).
When reporting ABS data the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or ABS) must be attributed as the source.
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