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Forced to work part-time as no full-time available

Issue No. 2261

Some 90,000 people took temporary or part-time jobs because they couldn’t find full-time, permanent ones, a survey shows.

The Labour Force Survey last week also showed that 24,500 more people claimed job seekers’ allowance in June.

The government says unemployment is going down.But while the number of those in work is up slightly, the situation is still dire.

The number of job vacancies fell by 26,000 in the three months to June—and redundancies are up.

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Tue 19 Jul 2011, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2261
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