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9,473,000 People Of Working Age In Britain Without A Job

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http://portal.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.j.../ixcitytop.html

New Labour's record on jobs has been slammed after data showed a sharp rise in unemployment and a record number of long-term jobless.
Almost 9.5m, or one in four of Britons of working age, do not have a job.
Philip Hammond: 'Labour's policies have not delivered'
Business groups urged the Government to overhaul its welfare-to-work schemes after it emerged that thousands of young people are failing to find a job, while a record number of pensioners are being forced back into work.
Official figures showed that the
unemployment rate jumped by 123,000 - 8.7pc - last year
, the biggest annual increase since the tail-end of the last recession in 1993. But the 1.5m people classified as unemployed are dwarfed by the 7.95m people of working age classed as economically inactive - the highest total since records began in 1971.

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read the bbc website, much more happier news - unemployment went down!

They have been spinning the news so much lately that the resultant dizziness has made them a little confused. :lol::lol::lol:

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I'm pretty sure most of them are 'working' ;)

that's a big loss of revenue to the economy - maybe we'll see a tightening of labour laws in conjunction with ID cards to give the Inland Revenue a chance to recoup the losses.

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Apparently my non-working wife raising our kids comes into the 9 million. They count absolutely everyone who is of working age but who isn't doing a conventional job.

It sounds like a useful way of comparing employment levels between countries, but then I think of Chinese firms with thousands of 'employees' who never go near the firm, and Japanese 'lift ladies' whose job is to press lift buttons all day....

Unemployment is a slippery thing to get hold of, especially when the govt is judged by it - so incentivised to fiddle the figures.

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that's a big loss of revenue to the economy - maybe we'll see a tightening of labour laws in conjunction with ID cards to give the Inland Revenue a chance to recoup the losses.

hard to believe 1 in 4 of working age doesn't

i'm surprised they don't tax us more

I would like to know how many job are for looking after the unemployed and unable to work - sack them and it would probably be 2 in 4 out of work

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Add that with Public sector 'workers'

and those layabouts who loiter on internet what sites all day

oops

Edited by Sisyphus

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Apparently my non-working wife raising our kids comes into the 9 million. They count absolutely everyone who is of working age but who isn't doing a conventional job.

It sounds like a useful way of comparing employment levels between countries, but then I think of Chinese firms with thousands of 'employees' who never go near the firm, and Japanese 'lift ladies' whose job is to press lift buttons all day....

Unemployment is a slippery thing to get hold of, especially when the govt is judged by it - so incentivised to fiddle the figures.

I believe that the economy is going down the pan, but I also agree with rockdoctor that it is ridiculous to assume that both parents have to work in a 'normal' family. There are now more and more articles etc about the damage being done to children in average childcare facilities.

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9,473,000 before the economy goes really t!ts up!

I wonder what it'll get to....

Brucie, "9,473,000 its a bit of a middle number..."

*audience shouts "HIGHER"*

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Almost 9.5m, or one in four of Britons of working age, do not have a job.

Yes goverment is cooking the books big time and they do the same with the number of immigrants flooding the UK.

Do jobs we don't like and skill's shortage :lol::):lol::) my a$$

Let's have more black MP's i thinks

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Add that with Public sector 'workers'

What sort of comment is that? Do you mean Doctor's, nurses, the armed forces getting killed abroad, social workers working under appalling conditions for a pittance sorting out the mess caused by our society.

Take your pick.

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What sort of comment is that? Do you mean Doctor's, nurses, the armed forces getting killed abroad, social workers working under appalling conditions for a pittance sorting out the mess caused by our society.

Take your pick.

why dont you mention whitehall staff and paper pusher in your local/central government offices. what about consultants getting paid well above the european average salary or GPs getting paid most in the europe.

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