A Job Guarantee for Long-Term Unemployed People

  • Richard Jackman


This concluding chapter proposes a remedy for the most serious economic and social problem of our time. At its peak in the summer of 1986, the number of people who had been unemployed for a year or more in the United Kingdom exceeded 1.3 million. Over half a million had been unemployed for a continuous period of three years or more. The scale of this problem is without precedent in our history and the consequences therefore incalculable, but few imagine that the detachment of so many people from normal working life can have other than devasting social and economic effects.


Labour Market Unemployment Benefit Training Scheme Community Programme Labour Force Survey 
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© Employment Institute 1989

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