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One in five Australians in casual work: ABS

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About 2.2 million Australians – or one in five – worked as casuals in November, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The majority (62%) of people were employees, while a further 9% were independent contractors and 9% were business operators.

More than half of all employees in the accommodation and food services industry (64%) did not earn paid leave entitlements.

The percentage of employees without paid leave were agriculture, forestry and fishing industry (48%), sales (48%), labourers (46%) retail (40%)arts and recreation (39%) professionals (10%) managers (6%).

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