A record number of Australians are working at least two jobs because of ...

A record number of Australians are working at least two jobs because of ...
A record number of Australians are working at least two jobs because of ...
More Australians than ever are working at least two jobs to pay their bills - as Sydney and Melbourne lockdowns spark biggest plunge in ads since the pandemic began A record number of Australians worked at least two jobs during the June quarter The 6.5 per cent share was the highest since official records began in 1994 In August, job ad numbers plunged by 5.6 per cent - steepest since early 2020 

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A record number of Australians are working multiple jobs as lockdowns push more young people into gig economy jobs.

Even before both Sydney and Melbourne residents were told to stay home, 867,900 people had at least two jobs, but not more hours.

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But as the lockdowns drag on in Australia's biggest cities, the number of available jobs has plunged, marking the biggest downturn since the start of the pandemic in early 2020. 

During the June quarter of 2021, those working two or more jobs made up a record 6.5 per cent of the labour force, the highest since the Australian Bureau of Statistics began compiling this data in 1994.

A record number of Australians are working multiple jobs as lockdowns push more young people into gig economy jobs. Even before both Sydney and Melbourne residents were told to stay home, 867,900 people had at least two jobs, but not more hours (pictured is a woman working in Fairfield in Sydney's south-west)

A record number of Australians are working multiple jobs as lockdowns push more young people into gig economy jobs. Even before both Sydney and Melbourne residents were told to stay home, 867,900 people had at least two jobs, but not more hours (pictured is a woman working in Fairfield in Sydney's south-west)

At the end of 2019, before the first case of Covid came to Australia, 6 per cent of workers had multiple jobs.

This dropped to 4.9 per cent by the June quarter of 2020 following the national Covid shutdowns.

But the numbers surged again as the economy recovered at the end of 2020 and job vacancies reached levels unseen in 12

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