An official information request into the truth behind our employment statistics have revealed how hollow those surface numbers really are.
We already know that the statistics the Government have recently rejigged to remove people looking for work on the internet glosses over the true depth of our unemployment rates, but when you dig deeper, the numbers themselves are even more concerning.
The June 2016 unemployment rate claims 2,454,000 persons are employed.
However, of those 2,454,000 persons, only 1,550,000 were actually employed for 40 hours per week.
Only 1,217,000 of those 2, 454, 000 actually have permanent jobs.
And 903,000 work less than 40 hours a week.
We are a country with hollow jobs propped up by part time work.
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