Good piece on under-employment. The government has been using the slight drop in the unemployment figures to suggest that their strategy is working. The only problem is that they are basically talking bollocks.
Nationally, 1.42 million people are in part time work whilst looking for a new full time job, adding a huge amount of competition for jobs for the 2.59 million people who are unemployed. In addition to that, there are almost 2 million people who are trying to get more hours from their employer, reducing the number of jobs that will come onto the market, since employers are more likely to give existing employees more hours rather than create a new post.
Midlands TUC Regional Secretary Rob Johnston said that
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