Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Hidden Unemployed

Almost half a million young people are at risk of “a life of unemployment and poverty” after being left without any state help to survive and find work.

The alarm has been raised over a staggering number of “hidden jobless” who have “fallen off the government radar”, despite promises of intensive support to achieve their potential. The new research has found that 480,000 16- to 24-year-olds are missing out on both benefits and advice – no less than 60 per cent of the official total of young jobless. They refuse to go to job centres because they are “unhelpful” or they “fear being treated badly” – due to the threat of sanctions – while others lack the necessary documents.

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