12 Sep 2019

Middle aged and moonlighting: Kiwis working multiple jobs

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 12 September 2019

More than one in 14 workers in New Zealand is holding down two or more jobs, according to new figures. Those moonlighting in the gig economy tend to be middle-aged, female or living in a house with dependent children. The figures are from the Household Labour Force Survey for the June quarter, showing 7.3 per cent or 195,400 of all employed people held two or more jobs in the previous week. Scott Ussher, Stats New Zealand's labour market statistics manager and Professor Elizabeth George from the University of Auckland, who researches the gig economy join Kathryn to talk about the up and downsides of working multiple jobs.