Welcome to part-time Britain: Record 7.8m workers are not full-time thanks to lack of jobs


Becky Barrow
Mail Online
June 16, 2010

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Record numbers of Britons are being forced to work part-time in a desperate move which cripples their finances, official figures revealed today.

Experts said the recession has triggered a new phenomenon – ‘part-time Britain’ – and warn the situation will get even worse as the Government takes the axe to the public sector.

Nearly one in eight State workers are expected to lose their job as the Government battles to control Britain’s financial crisis in what was described today as a ‘mass cull.’

Over the last year, the number of people who have a full-time job has collapsed by 468,000.

But the figures, from the Office for National Statistics, reveal a part-time jobs boom, with 255,000 people starting to work part-time.

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