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Self-employment surge across UK hides real story behind upbeat job figures | Society | The Guardian

Coalition claims that "more people are in work than ever before" have been undermined by a report that shows the number of traditional employee jobs is falling or flatlining across the country - a phenomenon masked by an explosion in recorded self-employment which one economist describes as "the last refuge of the desperate".

Only London has shown a marked rise in employee jobs in the last six years, according to new analysis by the independent thinktank the Resolution Foundation, seen exclusively by the Guardian.

The research reveals that the total number of employed jobs fell in nine of 12 regions between 2008 and 2013, ranging from a drop of 156,000 posts in Scotland, to a fall of 24,000 in the east Midlands. The numbers of employee jobs in the south-east (-1,000) and eastern region (+4,000) remained virtually static, while in London, uniquely, 285,000 were created.

Any increase in the number in work in other regions over the 2008 baseline, after four years of recovery, was due to rising rates of self-employment, which was up everywhere except Northern Ireland.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 03:48:26 AM EST
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 03:51:45 AM EST
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getting that as a broken link here's a repaired version

http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/publications/state-living-standards/

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 at 07:24:43 AM EST
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