1) Only 1 in 40 new jobs since recession is full time
While the government have put huge spins on employment figures, claiming it is now below 2m, the growing issue of low pay and in-work poverty is shining light on the fallacy of government success.
“Now, the TUC has revealed that only one in forty new jobs created since the recession is a full-time post. The number of full-time jobs has fallen by 669,000 since 2008 and part-time workers now make up 38% of the workforce. Underemployment – part-time workers who desire a full-time job to maintain a decent standard of living – now stands at 1.3m, double what it was pre-recession.”
Add to this the fact that workfare placements are counted in employment figures, that sanctioning – which has rocketed under the coalition – is lowering the number of people counted as claiming JSA…
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