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UK Wages Rising at Decade High While Employment Hits Record
"The figures provide further evidence that the labor market remains robust despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 12:00:58 AM EST
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Immigration is falling and EU residents are leaving in their 1000s.

So, anybody with a skill and a UK residency has a premium. But if you have no skill, then in-work poverty awaits. Employment has ceased to be a useful indicator of the health of the working nation as minimum or even average wage jobs do not provide sufficient to afford a roof over your head, let alone food. People are sleeping rough who have regular jobs.

Benefits c/o universal credit are largely illusory and cannot keep a person afloat if they are in financial difficulty. Rough sleeping is skyrocketing

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 08:19:49 PM EST
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"Working poor" is a long-established phenomenon in Japan.
by das monde on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 10:59:39 AM EST
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