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The steady and substantial decline in the average hours worked every month

May 7, 2018 - 23:05 -- Admin

When the Australian Bureau of Statistics started collecting the figures back in 1979 the average worker was working 153 hours a month. The latest ABS figures for March this year show that the average has dropped 139 hours a month.That 9% fall in hours worked is one reason why the employment growth the government will no doubt congratulate itself on in Tuesday night's budget is not resulting in much wages growth.