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1 February 2011

Stat of the day

97 per cent of the jobs created since the recession are part-time.

By George Eaton

Stat of the day comes from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, which has revealed that 97 per cent of the jobs created since the recession ended in 2009 are part-time. Only 6,000 of the 200,000 jobs created over that period pay a full-time wage.

In more bad news for the coalition, the NIESR also said that it expects growth to be just 1.5 per cent this year, significantly below the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast of 2.1 per cent.

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