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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Such a prolonged period of mass under-employment demonstrates the extent to which the very good headline employment and unemployment figures of recent years mask a substantial underlying shortage of work, the persistence of which takes some gloss off the UK's supposed 'jobs miracle.
The initiatives that are proposed in the budget, I think, carry an unacceptably high risk of harsh, unintended consequences," Nicholson said, "If we're going to make inroads into youth unemployment and under-employment, we need to do much more than just make changes to income support.
Record levels of under-employment and the longest real wage squeeze in over a century have left job quality close to a 20-year low, despite the recent rise in employment, according to the TUC's job quality index published today.
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We need ministers to face up to people's concerns about under-employment and insecure, low-paid work," Ms O'Grady adds.
Known as under-employment in the UK, this is thought to account for more than a million people in the UK.
Unemployment in the North-east stands at over 130,000 and many more people are working for reduced wages or have been forced into under-employment and short-time working.
Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said under-employment in rural areas, security problems in provinces facing insurgencies and warlords, and the falling price of a number of commodities such as sugar were mainly to blame.
He said the informal sector suffers from rampant under-employment, low productivity and even lower wages.
This government well remembers the under-employment so rampant at that time, and in this 2013 budget, the Finance Minister has taken some corrective steps necessary to revitalize investor enthusiasm, spur growth, and tame government spending.
Under-employment people who want to work more hours but cannot find it is now at very high levels.
With high under-employment - currently over 1 million part-time workers in the UK want to work more hours - sanctioning clients who cannot increase their hours seems to be both unworkable and unfair," it said.