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Record Number of Australians Run Multiple Jobs to Make Ends Meet

A record number of Australians were working multiple jobs in the three months through June, highlighting surging cost of living pressures as well as widespread labor shortages in the economy.

The number of people with multiple roles jumped 4.3% to 900,000 in the second quarter, Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed Wednesday. That was the highest rate since the quarterly series began in 1994 and was 0.5 percentage point above the pre-pandemic level.