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Fewer families where no-one working

The proportion of households in the UK where no-one is working is at its lowest point for over 20 years, the Office for National Statistics says.

The figures show 14.3% of households containing working-age adults are "workless" - down 0.2% compared with the same point last year.

Fewer children were living in families where no-one was currently working.

But more children were living in households where no-one had ever worked - up by 32,000 to 204,000.

The employment figures show a picture of rising levels of work in the 21 million households with people aged between 16 and 64.


BBC News


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