Employment and Skills, Jobs

Fall in Number of Workless Households

Fall in Number of Workless Households

The Office for National Statistics has stated that from April to June 2012 there were 3.68 million households in the UK with at least, one member aged 16-64 in which no one was working.

This represents 17.9% of households, meaning there was a fall of 0.8 percentage points compared with last year, making it a second consecutive fall in workless households since the record high of 19.2% in 2010.

The Employment Minister, Chris Grayling, stated: “These are encouraging figures. Through our more people are entering the workplace and more children are living in a household that works.”

The coalition will continue its aim to reduce workless households through its welfare-to-work programme reform of the benefit system.


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