29 Aug 2012
There has been an increase in the number of Scottish households where nobody has a job.
Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics have revealed that there are now 367,000 workless homes in Scotland, 14,000 more than last year.
In addition, 455,000 homes have at least one member not working.
Scottish Conservative MSP and convener of the economy committee Murdo Fraser said:
“There are clearly far too many households in Scotland where generations have never had a job.
“For a young person growing up in such an environment, there can be little encouragement for them to find work.
“We need to start making work pay, and not having a situation where a family on benefits are raking in more than the people next door who get up and go to work each morning.
“Of course there will be those desperate to find work, and the economic situation is not helping them.
“That’s why both governments should be doing all they can to get the economy moving in the right direction.”
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