Nearly 3.5 million UK working age people have never had a job

Nearly 3.5 million UK working age people have never had a job

As per a report by Resolution Foundation, 8.2 per cent of people aged 16-64 in the UK today (totalling to 3.4 million) have never had a paid job. This is a sharp jump since 1998 when 5.4 per cent had never worked. The think tank attributed the rise to’the death of the teenage Saturday job and a wider turn away from earning while learning’.

Kathy
Kathy
IvoryDove
IvoryDove 2 months

Work? That's for boomers and Mexicans! Go Bernie!!

The Kosher Katfish
The Kosher Katfish 2 months

Why work when you can fake a disability and get government money? Who cares that there are actually people that really are disabled and need that money? I want the newest iPhone!!

T3hGladiator
T3hGladiator 2 months

Yup, generational stampers. See it all the time.

Brian of Life
Brian of Life 2 months

The same perpetually offended people that rant and rave on Twitter all day...and society bends to them...

Young Conservative
Young Conservative 2 months

To be fair title is misleading, I'm British and working age and have never held a job, because I'm prioritising studying. I'm working on my degree atm but plan to work in the summer when I get a few months off.

Brandon Spears
Brandon Spears 2 months

Has anyone actually read the articles? It says that employment is at record hitting highs with worklessness at record hitting lows despite finding out about people never having worked a job at a specific time. It also says that the reason for the amount of people not having worked jobs is because most young people prefer to fully finish college first rather than work while trying to complete college...this idea of everyone is living off the government is not an accurate statement and the articles directly refute that statement...

I have no idea
I have no idea 2 months

But unemployment isn't rising to match. People are probably waiting longer to join the work force in high school and college. It's easier now that a lot of laws allow kids to stay under there parents care until 24 or done with education. Student loan probably play a hand has well with students just expecting the loans to be forgiven in the future.

SimonR
SimonR 2 months

But we need mass immigration and social housing and healthcare.

DysfunctionalOrphan
DysfunctionalOrphan 2 months

this is actually a good thing. yes you could argue that young people working menial jobs while going to school gives them more respect for those jobs, but i think its better for people to focus on school so they can get a good job once they graduate.

david
david 2 months

These people have the american dream

Indo
Indo 2 months

Work online n work ar home folks, naybe

.                    Reno
. Reno 2 months

Vote to change the title, this is for the UK

Lickem
Lickem 2 months

#mgtow dont feed the machine thats clearly being turned against you

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