Belfast Telegraph

'No job' households double in 13 years

The number of households in which no one has ever had a job has almost doubled in the last 13 years, new figures have revealed.

Between 1997 and 2010, the number of homes whose occupants have never worked jumped from 184,000 to 352,000, according to a report by the Office For National Statistics.

This equates to 1.7% of all households, a rise from 1% in 1997. Inner London has the highest proportion of jobless homes in the UK, with 6.5% never completing a day's work.

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