‘Shameless’ generation grows as seven million in UK now live in households where no one works

Jason Groves
Daily Mail [UK]
9 September 2010

A fifth of Britons live in households where nobody works, according to official figures.

They reveal that almost four million households contain no one who has a job – meaning more than seven million under-65s live without any experience of employment.

In some parts of the country almost a quarter of households are workless. In the past year alone a further 148,000 have been added to the grim statistic.

Employment Minister Chris Grayling said last night the ‘shocking’ figures were an indictment of the last government’s failure to tackle welfare reform.

Since 1998 the number of workless households has soared by 22 per cent, with an extra 700,000 families joining the total…

…The figures, produced by the Office for National Statistics, show that there are now 3.9million households, containing 5.4million adults, in which no one has a job.

They also reveal that 1.9million children live in homes where no one works – fuelling fears that the benefits culture will be passed from one generation to the next.

In total, 7.3million children and adults aged under 65 live in workless households…

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