True Unemployment Level in UK Is Twice as Bad – TUC
According to TUC, UK trade union body, the true unemployment level in the country currently stands at 6.3 million people.
Experts are determined that the official figure of 2.68 million people does not reflect the real picture as it does not take into account the underemployed adults.
Commenting on the figures, Brendan Barger, general secretary of TUC, said: "Our jobs crisis is not confined to those out of work. Nearly two million people are being forced to take low-paid, insecure, short hours jobs because of the lack of proper full-time employment. This means people are taking home much less pay, which is putting a real strain on family budgets."
He highlighted that the UK government should look not only at the availability of jobs, but also at their quality and sustainability.
This week, renewed data on unemployment is expected to be published by UK officials. We'll see whether it will reflect the number of underemployed Brits or not.