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31 July 2018 (AFR) – Gig economy failing to reverse decline in self-employment: HILDA

(31 July 2018, AFR, p6, by David Marin-Guzman)

‘Self-employment is not the job growth engine it is often claimed to be, with its share of employers reaching decade-lows and the gig economy failing to reverse the decline of independent contractors. The data revealed in the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey showed there had been no trend increase in “solo self-employed” from 2011 to 2016, levelling out at 8.5 per cent of the workforce.’

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