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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/11/05/more-than-half-of-welsh-homes-have-one-adult-out-of-work-91466-27604454/

MORE than half of all Welsh households now contain at least one out-of-work adult, according to bleak new figures released yesterday.

The proportion of homes where every working-age adult has a job has fallen from 50.6% in 2008 to 48.3% at the end of 2009, said the Office for National Statistics.

And in 22.9% of homes no adult aged between 16 and 64 was in work, up from 20.8% at the end of 2008.

he figures underline how hard Wales has been hit by the economic downturn, with worklessness particularly prevalent in post-industrial areas of the South Wales Valleys.

Neath Port Talbot, hit hard by the contraction in the steel industry, has the highest proportion of workless households in Wales, at 30.2%.

Using the EU’s standard sub-regional classification, the Gwent Valleys had the fourth-highest level of worklessness in the UK, behind Liverpool, Glasgow and Nottingham.

But the data also suggests some parts of Wales are continuing to perform well. In Flintshire only 13.6% of households contain no working adult, a figure well below the UK average of 18% and comparable to prosperous parts of the South-East of England.

“There is no getting around the fact that Wales has been hit hard by the recent economic downturn,” said a spokesman for the Assembly Government.

“The October employment figures did show an increase in the number of people in work and that is to be welcomed, but as we have repeatedly said, the recovery is far from established and we have a long way to go.”

House prices - very sticky.

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Why should every household have both adults working? My mum didn't work when myself and siblings were young. Mrs Fafa currently does not have a job. The problem with this country is the assumption that both people should be working, which drives inflation and lowers quality of life. Also, looking at households 16-64 is total bobbins, as 16-21, according to govt aims should be in education and hence not working. Given some 45% of 18-21 are in full time education, there have got to be a large number of student households helping push up the numbers.

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Why should every household have both adults working? My mum didn't work when myself and siblings were young. Mrs Fafa currently does not have a job. The problem with this country is the assumption that both people should be working, which drives inflation and lowers quality of life. Also, looking at households 16-64 is total bobbins, as 16-21, according to govt aims should be in education and hence not working. Given some 45% of 18-21 are in full time education, there have got to be a large number of student households helping push up the numbers.

Not to mention households where the parent is working / both parents are working but the kid/s are in education.

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MORE than half of all Welsh households now contain at least one out-of-work adult, according to bleak new figures released yesterday.

The proportion of homes where every working-age adult has a job has fallen from 50.6% in 2008 to 48.3% at the end of 2009, said the Office for National Statistics.

http://www.walesonli...91466-27604454/

What was the percentage in 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990?

There is nothing wrong with this figure. It is just the government and banks furious that they don't have 2 sets of tax and 2 wages for a joint income mortgage. So the government can keep overspending and the banks can rake in more mortgage interest on larger longer mortgages for higher priced houses.

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