United Kingdom -Precarious work on the increase in women's employment -September 18, 2012

The TUC's latest economic report looks at male and female employment trends since the recession. While male unemployment rose fastest during the first two years of the recession, female unemployment has risen more sharply in the last two years, mainly due to public sector job losses. The report shows that the type of work women are doing has changed considerably since the recession. While the number of women in full-time employee jobs has fallen by 170,000, nearly 200,000 more women now describe themselves as being self-employed. The proportion of women in part-time jobs who would prefer full-time is also rising – continuing a trend that began in 2004.

English: http://www.tuc.org.uk/equality/tuc-21429-f0.cfm 



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