Only one in 40 new jobs is full-time, claims TUC study
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Only one in every 40 jobs created since the recession has been for a full-time employee, according to a new study.
The TUC claims that the share of all full-time jobs had fallen from 64% in 2008 to 62%, equivalent to a shortfall of 669,000 full-time workers.
The report has been published ahead of the latest unemployment figures, due out today, which are expected to show a continuing rise in employment but, according to the TUC, will not substantially reverse the reduced share for full-time jobs.
Despite the recent economic growth, the number of part-time workers who want full-time hours is double what it was before the recession, at 1.3million, said the TUC.
General secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While more people are in work, there are still far too few full-time employee jobs for everyone who wants one. It means many working families are on substantially lower incomes as they can only find reduced hours jobs or low-paid self-employment.
“The Chancellor has said he wants full employment, but that should mean full-time jobs for everyone who wants them. At the moment the economy is still not creating enough full-time employee jobs to meet demand.”
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