Monday, 29 July 2013

Almost 20% of working age men are already inactive

More talk today about how we need to extend healthy life expectancy to get people to work longer before they retire. The little graph below updates the one I posted before. I wanted to see how the economic inactivity rate was getting on. And lo and behold, it has not fallen along with unemployment. Now, I do realise that a lot of the inactive men (there are fewer inactive women, that is another story) are now 'students'. But shouldn't this have created more jobs, i.e. the spaces that would have been filled by young men who are now in full time education?

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