Underemployed workers are defined as:
- part-time workers who want, and are available for, more hours of work than they currently have, and
- full-time workers who worked part-time hours during the reference week for economic reasons (such as being stood down or insufficient work being available).
For time series information on the number of underemployed workers, users are advised to use the quarterly Labour Force Survey estimates. Trend and seasonally adjusted and original estimates are released monthly in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0), tables 19 to 20.