Number of part-time US workers hits record high

2013-07-21T13:01:00Z 2013-07-21T14:38:19Z Number of part-time US workers hits record highBloomberg News Arizona Daily Star
July 21, 2013 1:01 pm  • 

Bailey Brewer, 28, is a writer with a graduate degree in journalism. She’s been employed since the start of the year as a temporary office worker, unable to find a full-time job.

“The part-time thing, I’m really grateful for the work, but it’s also really frustrating because nothing is renewable,” Brewer said. “I want to feel settled in Los Angeles.”

Brewer isn’t alone. The number of workers holding full-time positions fell in the U.S. in June as part-timers hit a record after rising for three straight months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics household data. Part-time employment has been outpacing full-time job growth since 2008. Economists cite still-tough economic conditions as the root cause, with some saying President Obama’s 2010 healthcare law exacerbates the trend.

Read the rest of this article in Monday's Arizona Daily Star and on StarNet.

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