Are more people in work but not getting enough pay or hours?

At the beginning of 2017 almost 32 million people were in work and a larger proportion of working-age people had a job than ever recorded before.

2.8% of workers are on zero hours contracts, of whom about a third say they want more hours.

From the statistics, it doesn’t seem like unwanted part-time work or unsatisfactory temporary work has been the major driver behind the growth in employment.

The proportion of workers who simply can’t find permanent or full-time jobs did increase after the recession but it’s been falling for the past few years now.