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Employment data released today

AUSTRALIAN Bureau of Statistics FIGURES out today showed that of the 11.5 million people employed in November 2012, 63% (7.3 million) were employees with paid leave entitlements, such as sick and holiday leave.

However, almost 2.2 million employees had no paid leave entitlements.

The Forms of Employment survey also found:

For both male and female employees, the occupation group with the highest proportion of paid leave entitlements was managers

39% of employees had some say in their start and finish times

69% worked weekdays only while 30% worked both weekdays and weekends.

An estimated 70% of employees worked full-time in their main job, with 90% of these employees having leave entitlements. However of those who were employed part time, 47%% had paid leave entitlements.

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