Real Level of Unemployment 2017

Researchers say the real level of unemployment across Britain is nearly 3.5 million – almost a million more than the highest official estimate and two million more than the number claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.

The report published by Sheffield Hallam University documents the scale of ‘hidden unemployment’ among men and women who fail to qualify for Jobseeker’s Allowance or are diverted on to other benefits and much more.

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