TheSaint wrote:I think a lot of people would just read that as Britain having a problem that there are too few jobs. I mean, that's the root problem, being on unemployment benefits is kind of a symptom. And once you've been unemployed it's harder to get another job so if you've got a large number of people with no jobs, you'll get a large number who are long-term unemployed.
I guess the point is 'benefits dependency' suggests (to me at least) that there are enough jobs for everyone and they're all just choosing to be unemployed. Whereas those long-term unemployment figures happen mainly because there's too few jobs.
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