Part-time jobs rise while full-time jobs fall

Part-time jobs rise while full-time jobs fall
Women especially work part-time. Photo: DPA/Bildfunk
The number of people doing part-time jobs continued to rise in the first quarter of 2014. Compared to the same time in 2013, the number of part-time workers rose by 74,600, while there were 44,100 fewer full-time employees.

According to Statistics Austria on Thursday, 46.9 percent of female and 11.3 percent of male workers had part-time jobs.

Part-time work in total rose from 26.5 to 28.1 percent in the first three months of 2014. Within this, employee part-time work (as opposed to self-employed) rose from 26.4 to 27.7 percent.

Almost every second working woman had a part-time job. This applied to 914,000 women (46.9 percent), as opposed to 45.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013. More working men were also doing part-time work, but the overall proportion – 247,600 workers or 11.3 percent – was a lot lower.

According to Statistics Austria, 4,138,000 people had jobs of all kinds in the first quarter of the current year, and 234,200 were unemployed.

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