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PRESS RELEASE FROM WILSON TUCKEY MP

NO EVIDENCE OF PRODUCTIVE JOBS IN JANUARY FIGURES

The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures on the Labour force released today show that more than 99% of the seasonally adjusted jobs increase in January was in the part-time employment sector, Wilson Tuckey the Shadow Minister for Employment and Training

said.

He said that "the 54,700 growth in jobs for January, included a 54,200 increase of those in part-time employment.

"The majority of the increase comprised females which represented 45,100 or 83% of the total."

"Part-time job growth frequently does not occur in the productive sector."

"Recent trends in Western Australia show that claims of jobs growth over the period 1983 to 1988 of 129,000 do not allow for the fact that a third of these "new" jobs were in part-time

employment."

"This is indicative when one considers that it is the productive sector which contributes to Australia's export earnings and assists in reducing our disastrous current account deficit which is growing by more than a billion dollars monthly."

"Jobs growth is continuing to be funded by borrowings and the Keating debt led recovery."

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9th February 1989