United Kingdom -Underemployment reaches record level -September 03, 2014

An analysis of the Labour Force Survey by the trade union confederation TUC shows that the number of people who count as underemployed – people working part-time because they can’t get a full-time job, or wanting more hours in their current job – has increased for both employees and the self-employed.

An analysis of the Labour Force Survey by the trade union confederation TUC shows that the number of people who count as underemployed – people working part-time because they can’t get a full-time job, or wanting more hours in their current job – has increased for both employees and the self-employed. The analysis shows that while unemployment has fallen by over 400,000 since early 2012, underemployment has risen by 93,000 over the last two years. And at 3.4 million the current level of underemployment is over a million higher (46%) than it was before the recession.

English: http://www.tuc.org.uk/economic-issues/labour-market/record-number-people ...

 

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