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average full time salary £25412? Then that makes the average house 6.6 times an average full time wage. Not 4.5 or whatever Halifax claim it is.

Thats not including part timers earnings which would drag the average wage down.

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Of course there aren't any jobs. They're all in Chinese labour camps.

Globalisation and free movement of capital is killing us, and them.

The billionaires are getting richer which is all that matters though eh.

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Yup things are going to get really bad. Our household income has dropped by 87% yet still we can pay bills, savings intact, after both loosing our jobs I managed to get a just above min wage position. Worst case prepared for 5 years ago.

A friend of ours lost his job last year managed to get another programmer position after 3 months. When he lost his job he suffered a 58% drop his household was loosing £600 a month, no savings. Still everything is okay hes going on a 3k cruise this year .... lol!

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1287007/Unemployment-rises-23-000-record-8-19m-battle-work.html

'Part-time work at record high of 7.8m

Economically inactive rise 29,000 to hit 8.19m

Now 21.5% of working-age are not in a job

Youth unemployment up 11,000 to 926,000

Record numbers of workers are being forced into part-time jobs, official figures revealed yesterday.

Experts said the recession had created 'part-time Britain' and warned the situation will get even worse as the Government takes the axe to public sector jobs.

Nearly one in eight state workers are expected to lose their job as the Coalition battles to control the financial crisis in what was described yesterday as a 'mass cull'.

Over the last year, the number of workers who have a full-time job has fallen by 468,000.

But the figures, from the Office for National Statistics, reveal 255,000 Britons started to work part-time.

began more than a quarter of a century ago.

Although many are typically parents with young children or those who are approaching or past retirement age, soaring numbers are being forced into part-time work.

When asked why, a record 1.1million say they 'could not find a fulltime job'.

The average full-time worker earns £25,412, compared with only £7,950 for a part-time worker, according to the ONS. Overall, its figures show unemployment is still rising, with another 23,000 Britons losing their job - and failing to find another one - between February and April.

There are 2.47million unemployed and economists warn it will keep on rising and a further 500,000 will join the queue over the next two years.

There is a particular crisis among the long-term unemployed, with the number who have been out of work for more than 12 months almost doubling in two years to 772,000, the highest since 1997.

Yesterday's figures paint a bleak picture of the battle that they face to get another job.

There are more than five workers chasing every job vacancy and the situation is even worse in some parts of the country.

Separate research, from the Trades Union Congress, shows it is as high as 24 to one in the worst hit parts of Britain, such as Hackney in East London.

Owen James, economist from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, warned: 'Over the medium-term, things are only likely to get worse before they get better.'

an utterly jobless recovery.

why is it that the MSM fails to challenge the myth that there are only 2.5 million unemployed.Never mind the incapacity fraud at 2.7 million,never mind those with too much savings whose JSA has run out,never mind single parents in the benefits trap.........8.19 million economically inactive,there's food for thought.

all hail Gordon.

Never mind all the self-employed and CIS registered contractors with no income and no access to any state aid.

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Its also worth noting that the article assumes companies will be hiring in some form. When the layoffs hit a sector they WILL NOT BE HIRING, that is the whole point. The job offers will vanish. From my experience in a job sector that got blended you will be looking at 1 job to 500 applicants, then the job is pulled and filled in house.

This is a new game once your out, your out. I banged my head on the same sector door for about 9 months, then tried related skills .... forget it everyone else is into that game. No you have to go for the no NVQ required, training on the job. But that requires no debt,small mortgage or low rent, and no ego. That rules out a lot of people, hence why I went for that kind or work ;).

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Of course there aren't any jobs. They're all in Chinese labour camps.

Globalisation and free movement of capital is killing us, and them.

The billionaires are getting richer which is all that matters though eh.

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Blame tax credits as much as anything else. The ability to work part time and end up on full time money has been a golden achievement of Gordon's masterplan.

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Blame tax credits as much as anything else. The ability to work part time and end up on full time money has been a golden achievement of Gordon's masterplan.

Not unless you've got kids.

Don't believe me? Go to the calculator at http://taxcredits.hmrc.gov.uk/Qualify/DIQHousehold.aspx and put in some figures like I did. Single man of 46 without kids working 16 hours a week on NMW - doesn't get Working Tax Credit.

To quote the calculator's results

"The claimant(s) must have children and work 16 hours per week or more.

or

- Claimant(s) who do not have children must work 30 hours per week or more and be aged 25 or over and are not disabled."

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Never mind all the self-employed and CIS registered contractors with no income and no access to any state aid.

Not true, you can claim when self employed.

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Never mind all the self-employed and CIS registered contractors with no income and no access to any state aid.

Hey hey where ya been? Been causing Sinkholes in Guatamala or something?

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Hey hey where ya been? Been causing Sinkholes in Guatamala or something?

Bin Hong Kong.

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Blame tax credits as much as anything else. The ability to work part time and end up on full time money has been a golden achievement of Gordon's masterplan.

.....also cheaper for companies to hire part timers ..this has to be hit in the 22 June budget..all part of Gordo's plan to bust Britain...... :rolleyes:

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OK, so do parents make up the majority of the part time earners?

I can't find the figures for that.

However, in the Department for Work and Pensions' latest Households Below Average Income statistics, published in May,

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/hbai/hbai_2009/chapters.asp

figures show that "for [adults] relying on part-time work, the proportion in poverty has gone up from 6% to 9% for those without children, 8% for those with children."

This suggest that there are many childless people working part-time. I would also think that a greater proportion of childless people than of parents are working part-time out of necessity rather than choice.

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