Involuntary part-time workers reaches 1.4m

The number of people in the UK working part-time who would prefer to be working full-time has doubled in the past four years to 1.4 million.

The growth of involuntary part-timers or the under-employed is mostly due to the two recessions the UK has gone through since the onset of the international banking and financial crisis.

Penny Cook graduated from university with a first class degree, but has been unable to find full-time work.

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