6106.0 - Labour Statistics News, August 2009  
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The ABS recently redeveloped the Forms of Employment Survey (FOES), in part, to more precisely measure the number of employed people who work as independent contractors. The latest results (released on the 12 June 2009) indicate that one in ten workers are independent contractors. For more information see Forms of Employment, Australia (cat. no. 6359.0). The ABS is also expecting to release a Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) from the 2008 FOES in late 2009.

A recent article, Independent Contractors, published in the July 2009 issue of Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. no. 6105.0), discusses the characteristics of independent contractors, their working arrangements and conditions of employment, and contrasts these with employees and other business operators.

For more information please contact Michael Gerrity on (02) 6252 5514 or email <m.gerrity@abs.gov.au>.

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