Underemployed

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Underemployed

The group of persons with part time jobs who are willing and able to work full time. Underemployment is most common during difficult economic times, when job growth is stagnant or declining. Underemployed persons are bringing in an income, but it may not be sufficient to pay their bills and usually is not enough to support the lifestyle they were living when they were employed full time. For this reason, the underemployment rate is sometimes called the "real" unemployment rate. See also: U6.
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According to the survey, the under-employed refer to those who work less hours than desired, but are willing and available to work for longer.
So, instead of waiting for the return of yesterday's workers, metalcasters need to gear up to hire and retain today's unemployed and under-employed. And doing so requires a renewed emphasis on retention, as most of these prospective employees will need a lot of help after they are hired in order to become successful at work.
It (drop in joblessness) could also imply that those un- or under-employed may have gotten frustrated and just stopped looking for work, Pernia added.
Independent statistics show that there are over 100,000 fewer people who say they are under-employed compared to a year ago, and that full-time jobs account for more than three quarters of the rise in employment since 2010."
According to Tony Nicholson, if the number of unemployed people in Australia is added to the number of those who are officially under-employed, the number of young people who "are really struggling to get a foothold in the world of work goes up to 580,000." "Over half of the jobs that young people are getting are casual in nature," Nicholson (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-01/youth-under-employment-hits-highest-level-in-four-decades/5709202) said , "Some work is better work than no work, particularly as it gives some work experience, but it does leave them in pretty tenuous circumstances from week to week, particularly for young people who don't have the support of family and we know that across Australia there's about 40,000 of those."
"Driven heavily by economic factors, including unemployed or under-employed consumers going back to school along with the rising cost of tuition, student lending has demonstrated consistent, year-over-year growth," said Equifax Chief Economist Amy Crews Cutts.
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Globally, 1.3 billion people are currently unemployed or under-employed. An estimated half billion more will join the job market over the next decade.