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Employment Figures

June 11, 2014

David Cameron trumpeted the improvement in employment figures in prime Ministers Questions today. Miliband did not contradict him. Surely he knows that in these days of zero hours contracts, the figures are meaningless. 1 person on 40 hours per week = 1 person on 2 hours per week average.

A better statistic would be ‘full time equivalents’ where (supposing the standard working week were 40 hours) 1 person working for 2 hours on average would be 1/20th of a full time equivalent. But even this would not capture the full horror of being locked into a zero hours contract where you are not allowed to work for anyone else.

Why will Labour not call time on this charade?

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