Briefing 20: How big a problem are never-working households?

There are only a tiny number of families where nobody has ever worked

Number of households where nobody has ever worked

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Explaining the data:

This information comes from the ONS Labour Force Survey, April-June 2010. In 0.5% of all households containing more than one generation all adult members reported never having had a paid job. In one third of these households, the members of the younger generation reported leaving full-time education less than a year ago.

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