In this short report, two friends explain their situation. Carol has been living on benefits for five years and talks about the difficulties of surviving on so little money. Recent university graduate Ruje sums up the prospects facing many university leavers today: qualified, in debt and jobless. As Carol and Ruje’s stories show, perhaps the problem of unemployment is less about an unqualified workforce, living on benefits or low pay and rather a case of a lack of jobs.
- Article by David Conn: The jobless are no shirking scroungers – you try living on £65.45 a week