Austria - One third of the workforce has a non-standard contract - June 30, 2016

Statistics Austria reports that in 2015, 1.21 million or 33.5% of the employees worked in non-standard employment – either in part-time, in marginal part-time, with limited or free service contracts or in temporary employment. At the same time, the number of employees (3.61 million) increased by 43 000 compared to 2014. This increase was mainly due to a rise of part-time work, but the number of persons in standard employment increased as well (+13 000). 84.0% of all male but only 47.9% of all female employees worked in standard employment. Thus, for women non-standard employment is almost as frequent as standard employment.

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