In a time of financial austerity, many people are finding it hard to find work.
The UK’s unemployment rate stands at 10.1 per cent, which means people are still in work for longer than they would have been without the recession.
The government has responded by cutting the unemployment benefit by one percentage point, but many people who have lost their jobs are still unemployed.
The UK economy has grown by a robust 3.3 per cent since the end of 2015, which was the fastest rate since the UK was independent in 1975.
This is partly down to the country having an ageing population, but also because people have started to move into the UK.
The country’s population has grown faster than in any other major economic region in the world since 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics.
In the past few years, the number of people living in London, the UK’s capital, has surged from 8,400 in 2015 to 25,000 in 2019.
The capital is home to the biggest number of foreign residents in Europe, with more than a quarter of Londoners living in foreign countries.
Many of these migrants have come to the UK to study, work, or live in the capital, which has seen a surge in house prices and the construction of new homes.
Despite this, many of these people are not earning enough to afford to buy a home.
It’s not just the UK that is struggling to find a job.
The US has seen an increase in unemployment, and the UK is also experiencing a rise in joblessness.
In 2016, the US had a rate of 8.4 per cent.
That was the second highest rate in the developed world.
With the world’s economic woes still fresh, the situation in the UK has worsened.
While many economists blame the economic downturn on a combination of factors including globalisation and technology, many economists say that the crisis is not solely the result of technology.
‘There is a disconnect’ In recent years, governments have sought to create jobs, especially in the technology sector.
A study published in the prestigious journal Science found that “the jobless rate is higher in some countries than in others.”
“There is also a disconnect between the extent to which governments are investing in the digital economy and the amount of money they are making,” said lead author Professor Robert Pappas.
“It is a paradox that the UK appears to be doing very well while the US has a very low level of digital innovation.
The key for the UK, then, is to improve its digital infrastructure and invest more in digital innovation,” he told The Economist.
Mr Pappes suggested the UK could look at the way it invests in digital infrastructure as a way to create more jobs.
However, other experts think the UK may not be doing enough.
Professor David Anderson, the chairman of the Institute for Economic Performance at the University of Leeds, told the BBC that “it is important that the government gets a grip on the digital divide and do a much better job of supporting the digital skills of the workforce.”
He added that there are signs the UK can still get by on digital innovation alone.
He said: “The digital divide is one where governments are still spending on digital infrastructure, not investing in it.
It is still developing. “
The digital economy is very much in its infancy.
It is still developing.
There is no sign of that changing anytime soon.”
In response to the study, the Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “It’s important to be clear that the data shows the UK remains the UK leading nation in terms of digital productivity.
We have created more than 100,000 jobs since 2014, and we are building the infrastructure to create that many more.”
‘People are desperate for work’ But some economists believe the UK economy is suffering from a lack of demand for jobs.
Professor Andrew Wilson of the London School of Economics said the number and size of people looking for work is “hugely out of proportion”.
“The UK is not doing well compared to other countries.
We are seeing a lot of people not wanting to work and the number is growing,” he said.
As the recession has come to an end, there has been a spike in unemployment.
According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, the unemployment rate for the year to February 2019 stood at 10 per cent and rose by 1.5 percentage points from January to March 2019.
Despite the jobless crisis, some experts are hopeful the UK will still have a strong economy by 2021.
“The recovery is still strong and we should be able to sustain it.
The jobless situation has been eased somewhat by the economic recovery.
But we do have to recognise that we have had a lot less jobs than we used a few years ago,” Professor Anderson told The Economist.”