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Unemployment figures fall but work quality called into question

Unemployment figures fall but work quality called into question

Yesterday’s ONS statistics show that UK unemployment is currently at its lowest in 43 years - yet the stats have raised concerns surrounding the quality of work.

According to labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) unemployment is now at 4.2%, down from 4.6% a year earlier. This equates to 32.4million in work – 440,000 more than a year earlier.

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  • Sir
    Wed, 13 Jun 2018 1:28pm BST
    You get what you measure - "Ooh look - unemployment is down, aren't we (politicians) doing well !" so you better make sure that you measure meaningful things.
    Employment is over-rated - especially when it's a gig job or at NMW and you've a family to feed.

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