Zero Hours Contracts in Four Charts

The Guadian datablog has broken down UK zero hours contracts into four charts: age, gender, education and length of time in job.  The blog notes:

‘The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are an estimate of people who are employed on zero hours contracts in their main employment, and come from the Labour Force Survey. By the end of 2014, the total number of people employed on zero hours contracts represented 2.3% of total in employment – up on the previous year when the figure stood at 1.9%. In its release, the ONS note that it is “not possible to say how much of this increase is due to greater recognition of the term ‘zero-hours contracts’ rather than new contracts.”’

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Photo: Hernan Pinera

Photo: Hernan Pinera