Posted: Nov 19, 2017 3:17 pm
by Keep It Real
Speaking to Andrew Marr, the chancellor says "there are no unemployed people", when asked about the threat to jobs posed by new technology.
Asked to clarify, he said the government had not forgotten the 1.4m unemployed in the UK, saying people were finding work "at a remarkable rate".


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-42042769/philip-hammond-says-there-are-no-unemployed-people



WTF?! I estimate that 90% of people in my neighbourhood are on ESA - and none of them show up in the unemployment statistics, so it's not even just 1.4 million technically unemployed according to any sensible definition IMO. The gov are pulling the wool over our eyes about this IMO.