There is a post being shared around by Australian Unions that claims Australia has one highest level of temporary employment in the OECD. The image has a list of 15 countries where the OECD has approximately 30 nations.

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Is the statement made about employment fair or misleading?

  • I wonder whether Germany is sixth from left to avoid colliding with the very mathematically valid trend line they have. May 23, 2018 at 1:53
  • A deleted answer posted concerns that the definition of “temporary” may vary from country to country. May 23, 2018 at 2:03
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    Without a (consistent) definition of "temporary employment" the statement is meaningless. May 23, 2018 at 2:04
  • Indeed, the definition of temporary employment may vary, but the image includes a citation to a 2004 paper that carefully examines this question before comparing the figures.
    – Oddthinking
    May 23, 2018 at 2:59
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    No data.oecd.org/chart/5bnr
    – daniel
    May 23, 2018 at 8:17


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